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Buffam, J.A.M. (Mac)

J.A.M. (Mac) Buffam of Calgary passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at the age of 77 years.

Mac was born in Edmonton on January 25, 1927 and moved to Calgary to start his career in the oil industry as an Oil Scout. He continued in the petroleum industry for many years, both in the field and in the office. His sense of adventure and entrepreneurial spirit led him to start up many companies in the oil industry, which was his passion. He enjoyed the arts and had an eclectic style in all aspects of his life. Mac always had a joke and a story to tell, and his spirit lives on in all of us. He will be greatly missed.

Mac is survived by his three children, Marilyn, Maureen and David (Ornella); and his five grandchildren, Catherine, Jennifer, Caroline, Victoria, and Julia.

At Mac’s request there will be no funeral service. To forward condolences go to If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, or directly to the War Amputations of Canada, 1068 Berkley Drive N.W., Calgary, AB T3K 1E1 Telephone: (403) 274-6870. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks for the valiant efforts, professionalism, respect, and compassion displayed by all staff at the Foothills Medical Centre in both the Emergency Department and Unit 72.

In living memory of Mac Buffam, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 241-0044.

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