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BAILOR, Alta Veta

July 31, 1928 – December 27, 2011

With sadness, we announce the passing of Alta Veta Bailor on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the Bowcrest Nursing Home.

Alta was born July 31, 1928 in Oregon, USA. Alta was a pioneer for women within the Oil Industry working in the fields for Ottis Engineering and then her own business BHP Consulting. She had a lifelong passion for motorcycles which spanned over sixty years of riding.

Alta is survived by Sherry, her friend and companion of forty-six years. She is survived by her daughter; son; and grandchildren. Alta was predeceased by her eldest daughter.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Alta Bailor, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Sherry,

    That is a great picture of Alta in the Herald. I did not know she played the accordion … I would love to have told her the story of the time I bought mine. She probably had a few tales of her own to tell and I am sure I would have enjoyed hearing them.

    I know her last few years were very, very tough, both for Alta and for you. Thank goodness you have been there for her through thick and thin. She is looking down from her bike and smiling at you right now.

    Sam Sebree

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  2. Sherry,
    I’m not sure you even know of me, but I’m a blood grand-daughter of Grandma Bailor.(Alta) I was Dave’s 1st born… I was adopted out. I only had the chance & pleasure of meeting her once, thanks to Angie & Melanie, and I loved her and instantly felt a connection with her. She was a very cool lady. My true condolences to you. We came to your house and she let me and Mel pick out a pottery vase from the workshop. I choose the blue one, with black stripes… and think of her every time I look at it. So sorry for your loss.

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  3. I’m saddened to hear of Alta’s passing. She was so kind to my brother, my nephew and myself when when she offered her basement apartment while we visited sister Lorraine. Alta was a lovely person.
    Bill Horlick

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