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ASHTON, Jeffrey Edward Wade

May 13, 1956 – May 24, 2012

Jeff passed away on Thursday, May 24 with his family by his side.

Jeff was dearly loved by his wife Cheryl; children, Jennifer (Corey), Tyler John, Tyler James and Stephanie; parents, Ted (predeceased) and Genette; brother Glenn (Lori); nieces and nephews.

Jeff was a caring and generous man who had a way to light up a room with his warm smile and vivacious personality. He loved travelling, playing golf, and riding his bike. Jeff will forever live in the hearts of his many family and friends.

Please join us in celebrating Jeff’s life at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Jeff Ashton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Mary Conrod :

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Ashton family at their time of loss. Jeff was an amazing man and all were blessed to know him. My heart is with Cheryl, his loving wife, for I know what an amazing couple they were together and can only imagine the pain she has in her heart. May you find peace in your time of sorrow and know that you are loved and supported by your many friends and family.

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  2. John Sharpe :

    I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    I really enjoyed Jeff’s enthusiasm, sincerity and integrity.

    We will all miss him.
    Yours in this time of loss, John Sharpe

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  3. Steve & Kim Francis :

    Our sincerest condolences to Mrs. Ashton, Glen and especially to Jeff’s wife and kids – my husband Steve worked with Jeff at the Imperial Oil Refinery in Ioco and was lucky to see him at the annual Christmas lunch Christmas 2010, and I am a very old friend. One sweet guy.

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  4. Malcolm Wilcox :

    So sad to hear of Jeff’s passing far too soon. Jeff was a special man who will be missed by all who knew him. I was always happy when the speaker at a GREF safety meeting was Jeff as his enthusiasm made the presentation fun! My deepest condolences to Cheryl and to your children on the loss a man who made the world a better place for his having passed through it.

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  5. Nazma Rawji :

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was always friendly, smiling, cheerful and one of the best neighbours we have ever had. We were blessed to have him in our life.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
    Ali, Nazma, Khalil & Rahim Rawji

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  6. Genette, Cheryl and Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Jeff was much too young to leave us.
    Love to all, from Friends and Neighbours at Rosewood Court

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  7. Michele Power :

    Cheryl,

    The world will be much less bright without Jeff’s wonderful smile and warmth shared with all around him. I’ve been out of touch since working up north for the past few years, so wasn’t aware Jeff was not well. I was very saddened to see the announcement in the paper. My sympathies and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Michele Power

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  8. I had the distinct pleasure to have worked with Jeff for a number of years dealing with Safety at Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil. His passion for the well being of all those around him was amazing and always conveyed with a laugh and an electric smile. He will be sadly missed.

    My deepest condolences to all of Jeff’s family and friends in this difficult time.

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  9. Lea Workman :

    Cheryl and family:
    Jeff made this world a better place for all of us – he will be missed so much by so many of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids during this extremely sad time.

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  10. Jim & Eileen McDonald :

    We are very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. My thoughts are of him and the years of working with him in our time at IOCO. Condolences to his family at this time from the both of us.
    Jim & Eileen

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  11. Susy Lombardo :

    Dearest Cheryl and family,
    My heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Jeff touched many lives with his big smile and big heart and he will be greatly missed.
    Stay strong.
    Love always,
    Susy Lombardo

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  12. Sarah McLaren :

    Cheryl and family,
    I met Jeff only twice in our IOL GREF workgroup, but what a wonderful individual – fantastic outlook, ready smile, one of the people in the world that truly brought happiness to the room when they entered.

    My thoughts are with you at this time.
    Sarah McLaren

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  13. Jack Sampson :

    Cheryl –

    My condolences and best wishes to you and your family in the loss of Jeff.

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  14. Craig Seibel :

    Cheryl and family;

    Was so saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. He always had a huge smile and positive attitude whenever I would see him. Loved chatting with him about travels past and future.

    My thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

    Craig

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  15. Diana Kelly :

    Cheryl, words seem so small to express how terribly sorry I was to hear of Jeff’s passing. My Sincere condolences to you and your family. Diana

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  16. Lyle Rietze :

    To the family and friends of Jeff Ashton. Jeff was one of the most genuinely warm and welcoming people I have ever had the pleasure to know. His infectious smile will be missed.

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  17. Barb Cardwell :

    Jeff truly epitomized “joie de vivre”. Those of us at IOL will be reeling for a long time over his passing – far to quickly and far too young. He will be greatly missed.
    My deepest sympathy to Cheryl and family.

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  18. Cheryl, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jeff was a lovely man and so enthusiastic about life.

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  19. Cheryl and family, Jeff was a very special guy and his positive upbeat style was always a pleasure to come into contact with. He will be greatly missed. You are in my prayers.

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  20. George Aranha :

    Cheryl and Family, It is with a very heavy heart that I send you my deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult of times. I will always remember Jeff for his warm smile and kind words – for ever radiant. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he had touched.

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  21. Nargees Janmohamed :

    Cheryl may you find comfort in the words and blessings of all those around you and may Jeff’s memories give you strength. We will all miss him.

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  22. Lynn Bertrand :

    Cheryl – I’m still in shock. One minute he was here and the next he was gone… He was such a light and will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts are with the whole family.

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  23. Joanne Eaglet :

    Cheryl and family, I only met Jeff once at a global earlier this year. He always had a smile, was so welcoming and friendly to everyone, and radiated such positive energy that he was truely an inpiriation. He will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathay to you and your family.

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  24. Niki Goutis :

    Cheryl, my deepest condolences for your loss. I’ve been in shock since Wendy Leeson told of the awful news. Jeff was the most caring, kind, giving person one ever hoped to meet. Hold on to the many lovely memories you shared and be strong.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Niki

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  25. Cheryl, just wanted to let you know that my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  26. Cheryl, My deepest sympathies to you and your family following this shocking loss. Jeff’s friendly, easy smile is missed by those of us who crossed paths with him frequently in the fitness centre.

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  27. Donna Riley :

    Cheryl: So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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  28. Trudy Ouimet :

    Cheryl and family,
    My deepest sympathy for your tragic loss. Jeff was such a genuine and kind person. I feel blessed to have known him. I hope your memories of him will help you find your inner peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  29. Chuck Nicolle :

    Cheryl, so sorry to hear of Jeff’s untimely passing. He will be missed by all. My sincere condolences to you and your family at this time.

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  30. Simon Donato :

    I am terribly saddened by Jeff’s sudden passing. I saw Jeff regularly in the gym and he was always the friendliest guy in there. He will be missed. Please accept my condolences for your loss. He was also the strongest and youngest looking 56 year old out there!

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  31. Carmen Binns-Davis :

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jeff was so loved at work and we will miss him. Keep strong. You have a beautiful angel in heaven to guide and protect you always.

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  32. Nellis Willhite :

    I had the priviledge and honor of getting to know Jeff; of being warmed by his delightful sense of humour; of being caught in the path of his infectious smile; and personally witnessing the impact of his amazing, positive energy and his outstanding attitude. Jeff will truly be missed.

    My deepest condolences to Cheryl and all of Jeff’s family and friends.

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  33. Adolfo Calero :

    Cheryl, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Adolfo

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  34. Holly Hatcher :

    Cheryl
    I was one of Jeff’s co-workers. Even though I never met you, I feel like I know you. Jeff would speak of you and his family often during our travels together. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I truly enjoyed working with Jeff…he was an inspiration to us all. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Sincerely, Holly Hatcher

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  35. Scott Williams :

    Cheryl, Susan and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeff’s sunny disposition will be remembered fondly by all of us who were lucky enough to have spent time with him.

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  36. Dan Lemoing :

    Cheryl, I was shocked and saddened over the news. I always valued Jeff’s positive outlook. He always had a smile close at hand. My sympathies to you and your family.

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  37. Jim & Kathie Flintoft and family :

    Our deepest sympathies as well as our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jeff was genuinely a good person and I enjoyed his company.

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  38. Les Sorenson :

    Cheryl and Family. My deepest condolences on your loss. Jeff was a pleasure. His bright smile and optimistic outlook brought joy to each encounter with him.

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  39. Kara Schwedelsky :

    Dear Cheryl and Family, it was with deepest sorrow to hear of Jeff’s passing. I will always remember his wonderful happy smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. “To live in the hearts he left behind, is not to die.”

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  40. Cheryl, I will remember Jeff as a friendly, caring, happy person willing to provide assistance at any time. Our family remembers Jeff when he gave us all a tour of the FAP building when we first arrived in Calgary in 2005. Our thoughs are with you at this very difficult time.

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  41. Jo-Anne Heinze :

    Ashton Family

    I will always have fond memories of Jeff, always vibrant, happy and personable. He loved life and in particular, skiing and golf! He left us much too soon.

    I will never forget pitching in to build his Whistler home with him, my sister, his brother Glen, and their many friends.

    He had great patience trying to teach me how to ski. Of course on my first time out he had too much faith in my abilities and had me tackle moggles….I tried but ended up walking down. I turned and watched in amazement as he skillfully tackled the mountain.

    Always in my thoughts,

    Jo-Anne

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  42. Anastassia Dunlop :

    This is trully a shocking and extremely sad news. I will always remember Jeff as a pure delight person with so much joy, enthusiam and love for his family. Deepest condolences to Cheryl and to the rest of the family.

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  43. Terri Harris :

    Cheryl and family,

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

    With heartfelt condolences,

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  44. Randy, Marjie and Jessica Ottenbreit :

    Cheryl and family,

    We are saddened by the sudden loss of Jeff, who brightened all of our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Randy, Marjie and Jessica

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  45. Christa Bell :

    Dear Cheryl & family, may I offer my sincerest condolences at the tragic loss of Jeff. I met Jeff several times at regional meetings here in Asia Pacific and he was memorable for his fun & bright personality. He was an extremely knowledgeable resource for the ExxonMobil group but more than that he was just a great guy to be around, I can only imagine your loss.

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  46. Jeff was the kindest, most generous person I met when I first joined Imperial Oil. He had the friendliest and most respectful attitude toward everyone. I did not know Jeff was ill, and I still can’t believe the news of his passing away. My sincere sympathies to your entire family.

    Julie Roy

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