Calder (Cal) Watson Broadhurst of Alder Flats, AB passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 28, 2007.
Cal was born on Mother’s Day, May 9, 1948 in Calgary, AB. He attended Viscount Bennett High School where his love of football and later rugby took root. Cal was an active member of the U of C Dinos Football Alumni until a few years ago. He worked as a millwright for thirty years in Alberta and overseas. Cal loved life and could often be found dancing up a storm at the Ranchman’s after a performance with the Gunfighters Stunt Club. He participated in many rodeos, from Williams Lake to the Calgary Stampede, in the wild horse race event. His niece and nephew are proud to have two of his championship belt buckles. He finally realized his dream when he purchased his “horse ranch” south of Alder Flats, AB. Cal would spend his days fencing and working with and building up his herd, and enjoyed blacksmithing.
Cal is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Leigh and Dianne Broadhurst, of Water Valley, AB; his niece Kari; and his nephew Kel, of Cochrane. He is also survived by his aunt Betty Mitchell, of Kelowna, BC; five cousins Steve Nagy, and family, Brenda Spilak and family, of Kelowna, Daryl Cheney and family, of Vancouver, BC, Glen Aikenhead and family, of Saskatoon, SK, and Ian Aikenhead and family of Vancouver, BC; as well as many special friends. Cal was predeceased by his father Thomas in 1969 and his mother Muriel in 2006.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Cochrane Ranchehouse, (101 Ranchehouse Road) on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Be comfortable, dress Western or casual. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Wild Horses of Alberta Society or W.H.O.A.S., Box 614, Didsbury, AB. T0M 0W0.
In living memory of Cal Broadhurst, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences