Don Becker, beloved husband of Margaret of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2004 at the age of 92 years.
Don has always been surrounded by his loving family and friends and will be dearly missed. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth Becker and their son Donnie, and survived by their family, Lona (Jorgen) Munck and family, Lynnie (Forry) Angus and family, Brian Becker (Sharon Christian), Steve (Bev) Becker and family, Joey (Lawrence) Hill and family. He was predeceased by his wife Lorna Allsopp and survived by her family, Wendy Allsopp (Rod Sanderson) and family, Cathy Allsopp, and Ted Allsopp. Don is survived by Margaret’s family, Helen Holmes and family, Donna Cortino and family, and Doug (Judy) McKeague and family.
Don graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.A./B.Sc in Chemical Engineering and he, with his father and brother, founded and operated the Becker Oil business until he joined the RAF Transport Command at the beginning of WW II. He moved to Banff in 1946 where he managed the family business, Beckers Bungalows. Beginning in 1961 Don worked at the Banff Centre in the capacity of Associate Director for twenty years. During his retirement Don lived in Redwood Meadows and Calgary. He was recognized for his leadership and served in many community organizations. He was often seen on the ski slopes of Banff and Lake Louise until the age of eighty-seven. Don was inspirational. His belief in others touched the lives of many through his generosity, support, encouragement and regard for their potential.
Funeral Services will be held at Rundle Memorial United Church (302 Buffalo Street, Banff, AB) on Friday, September 3 2004 at 1:00 p.m. The service will be followed by a gathering of family and friends from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the West Wing of the Eric Harvie Theatre at the Banff Centre. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes and donations may be made directly to the Banff Centre, P.O. Box 1020, Station 19, Banff, AB, T0L 0C0, Telephone (403) 762-6173.
In living memory of Don Becker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences