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COOK, Howard Gains, Q.C.

January 22, 1926 – July 14, 2012

Howard beloved husband of Elizabeth of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the age of 86 years.

Howard leaves behind his loving wife Elizabeth, daughters; Abby, Christine and Paula. Grandchildren; Harry and Sydney Willis and Declan and Rylan Smits.

Howard was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was born in New Westminster BC, January 22, 1926. He later served in the Navy from 1943 – 1945. Howard’s mother had to sign permission for him to enlist in the navy because he was underage. Howard attended UBC where he achieved his Law Degree in 1952. Howard joined Shell Oil first and then was a partner in various firms, culminating with Cook Snowdon. Howard loved fishing, pheasant hunting, horseback riding, air shows and international travel. Howard served as a Calgary Public School Trustee, ran as a candidate for the Provincial Liberal Party and he was very proud of being one of the founding members of the Reform Party. Howard was an avid reader, a member of the Ranchman and Petroleum Clubs. He was a movie lover, enjoyed the celebration of family events and considered himself a port aficionado. Howard continued practicing law until he was 78.

A family Graveside Service will be at Edenbrook Memorial Gardens. A private Celebration of Howard’s Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre Prostate Research, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Howard Cook, 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. Charlotte Rich :

    Condolences and all best wishes, to the entire family.

    With sincere sympathy, Charlotte Rich

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  2. Kelly Schieman :

    Abby and Family:
    sorry to hear aboout your dad’s passing. Remember all the Good Things you and you and he shared.

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  3. Stuart Brown and Ghislaine Lajoie :

    Howard will be missed!
    Condolences to Beth and the family.

    Howard’s Fishing Buddies,Stu and Ghissie

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  4. Kristina McLellan :

    Abby and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you.
    Kristina McLellan

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  5. Dale Matheson :

    My thoughts and love are with you all with the loss of your dad. I will be sending hugs to you from afar and wishing I could be there to help you …. Love Dale

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  6. Farewell dear friend and partner.

    You have my sincere condolences.

    Mel Shannon.

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  7. Sam and Nancey Taylor :

    God bless you, Beth

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  8. I always enjoyed working with Howard while he was with Mccaffery. Sincere Condolences to his family and loved ones.

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  9. Jaynellen Howard :

    So very, very sorry Beth. My thoughts are with you.

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  10. I worked for Howard a number of years ago at McCaffery and without a doubt he will be missed. I offer my condolences to Beth and the rest of his family. He was a wonderful man to work for. He was rough around the edges but a true sweetheart inside.

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  11. Richard Gotfried :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time…

    The Gotfried Family

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  12. Steve & Marietta Calder :

    Beth & family, our love and prayers are with you.

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  13. Pat and Howard Alton :

    Our sincere condolences to “Beth” and family. Our prayers and love are with you during this difficult time.

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  14. Abby and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My Dad passed away twenty years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. We must cherish our memories.

    Sincerely,
    Mary
    Roblin, Manitoba

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  15. Gary,Arlene Davidson and Family :

    To Beth, Abby, Paula, Kris and families, Our thoughts are with all of you. Howard was an amazing friend to many. Always prepared to give and never asking anything in return. We will all miss his out going personality, strong spirit, charm and wit. If there is anything that we can do, please let us know.

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  16. Nico Roelofsen :

    My condolences on the passing of Howard. We had regular contact in the 80s and 90s when Howard was our legal council at Volker Stevin Dredging & Services, here in Calgary.
    His advise and personable approach was much appreciated. We will miss him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with his family for their loss.

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  17. David Kavanagh :

    I articled and worked with Howard for a few years in the early 80’s. A gruff exterior could disguise his generous heart except to those who knew him well. As a young lawyer I looked up to Howard as a skilled professional and supportive friend. I will remember him very fondly. My sincere condolences.
    David Kavanagh

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  18. My sincere condolences to you Abby and all of your family. My thoughts are with you. Love, Sue

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  19. Patricia Rowbotham :

    To the Cook family. We have so many memories and stories of your father from the Shannon Rowbotham Cook Snowdon days. Our sincere condolences. Patricia, Elizabeth and Victoria Rowbotham.

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  20. Hey Cousins, Just home from an extended trip to Africa. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing earlier this summer. God Bless! Pam Blake

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  21. Richard, Avis Bonnell :

    Hi Gals!
    Just found out today Aug.29,2012.
    Summer,In Nelson,BC and missed funeral.
    Cook family were great friends for years.
    Lots of memories.
    All our love,
    Richard Avis Bonnell

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  22. I met Howard while on the Time Air Board. I was young, and Howard took me under his wing and showed me the way. I am saddened to hear of his passing, and would like to extend my best wishes to the family. Howard made a tough time for me a learning experience that has helped me through the years. It was an honor to stand under his wing.
    Dan

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