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BOLANDER – Barry John

March 13 ,1947 – May 7, 2010

Barry passed away peacefully at Agape Hospice in Calgary on Friday May 7, 2010 at the age of 63 years after a recent diagnosis of duodenal cancer.

Barry was born in Edmonton and moved several times as a child living in Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Montreal. He received a Bachelor of Commerce from Acadia University. He began working in Winnipeg with Great West Life and continued his career with moves to Regina, Edmonton, settling at last in Calgary in 1981. He worked in Pension Administration with the Saskatchewan Government, the City of Edmonton, the Calgary District Pipe Trades and Watson Wyatt, retiring in 2003. Barry enjoyed many sports, participating at various times of his life in tennis, skiing, hiking and curling but golf was his life long passion. As a child and young adult he traveled throughout North America, visiting almost every province and state. In retirement he expanded his horizons with trips to the Caribbean, England, Ireland, France, Italy, Turkey and Greece, with many future travel plans left unfulfilled. With marriage in 1993 he embraced family life with wife Ardith and step-son Michael. While Barry had many endearing qualities he will be remembered most for his love of life, his sense of humour, and his loyalty and commitment to his family and friends.

Barry will be greatly missed by his wife Ardith, mother Ruth and many friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his son Michael Bowden in 2003 and his father Jack in 2008.

A memorial service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday May 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. Barry and Ardith very much appreciated the support and concern expressed by friends and family and the efforts put forth by the medical staff at the Foothills Hospital and the Agape Hospice.

In living memory of Barry Bolander, 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. Wendy & Carl Stevenson :

    Dear Ardith & Ruth

    We are shocked and so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. We wish we were closer to you at this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Wendy & Carl

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  2. Duane Williams :

    I worked with Barry at Pinebrook Golf and Country Club. We marshalled there and I know he was well liked and enjoyed the golfing.

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  3. Bonnie Proudfoot & Claude StDenis :

    Dear Ardith and Ruth

    We were so sorry to hear about Barry.
    You are both in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sending a big hug your way Ruth.

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  4. Irene Dymerski :

    Dear Ardith,

    So sad to hear of Barry’s passing. Barry encouraged me in my early career in the Pension field, and was a great friend to our family through my brother Herb. Though I last saw you both at Roger’s wedding in 1995, I am glad to have known such a fine man.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Irene Dymerski
    Dublin, Ohio

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  5. Jim and Doris Garner :

    Dear Ardith:

    Sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time of your life.

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  6. Marie St.Arnaud. :

    I am so sad to hear of Barry’death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you have good friends who I hope will help you through bad moments. I am also a good listener!

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