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BOERNER – Alfred (Al) Eugene

March 20, 1927 – July 28, 2010

Al Boerner, beloved husband of Ethel Boerner of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the age of 83 years.

Besides his loving wife of fifty-five years, Al is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Michael Kelly and Ann Boerner and Darryl Barber; two sons and daughters-in-law David and Norma Boerner and Scott and Joan Boerner; eleven grandchildren Lauren (Aaron), Christopher, Elizabeth (Brendan), Patricia, Katelyn, Laura, Heather, Kyle, Victoria, Andrew and Caroline. He is also survived by a brother and siter-in-law Roger and Joan Boerner and family all of Milwaukee.

Al will be remembered for his passion for observing, understanding, and explaining the natural world which allowed him to be a consummate professional in his work as a geologist. He will be remembered by his professional colleagues in the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (C.I.M.M.), and the Geological Society of America (G.S.A.)

We will also remember him for his intellectual engagement with the social and political issues of the day, and of course, his very bad puns. We are grateful that he shared these qualities with us and we will be reminded of him in the whistling of the wind and the beautiful bird songs of a summer day.

A private family gathering will be held. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Al Boerner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Maureen Wood & Jack Rosborough :

    Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. May your wonderful memories comfort you in this time of grief.

    Moe and Jack

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  2. Dan & Marge Dorosz :

    We would like to express our sympathy to Ethel and her family. Although we only knew him as a neighbor for the last 4+ years we enjoyed his humour and knowledge – any time we saw a bird which we didn’t recognize all we had to do was ask Al. Now, when we look out at our bird feeders we will think of him and of Ethel.

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  3. Don and Janet Pollock :

    Ethel and the children.

    We are so sorry to hear of Al’s death. Although we haven’t seen you for some time, we remember fondly our days together in Calgary. I especially was a fan of Al’s puns.

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  4. Denise Boerner :

    The Allen Boerner family of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, want to extend our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    May the days ahead be filled with many warm and loving memories.
    Mrs. Allen Boerner & Family
    (Jeffrey, Denise, Gregory)

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  5. Ethel & family–I have been out of touch for some time but want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss.

    Every time I receive my Smithsonian magazine, I thnk of Al because he is the one who turned me on to it.

    Joyce Davis

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  6. Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg, WI :

    A Memorial donation to Riveredge Nature Center, in the name of Alfred E. Boerner, has been received. The giver, Arthur and Nancy Laskin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, would like to send their sincere condolences.

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