McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

COOLING – Christopher Charles

September 13, 1920 – July 27, 2010

It is with sad-filled hearts we announce the passing of Chris on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the age of 89 at the Southwood Hospice after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He will be deeply missed by his “darling” wife Alta, his children Gordon (Penny), Tanya (Steve), Donald (Sandy) and Terrylee (Alex) along with his ten grandchildren, Meghan, Christopher, Gordon, Ryan, Kyle, Jared, Christopher, Steven, Iain and Taesagh and many dear friends.

Chris was born and raised in Craik, Saskatchewan, the son of Alma and Christopher Gray Cooling. At the age of 19 he chose a life-time career by joining the Royal Canadian Air Force becoming a pilot, serving in WW II and serving his country. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Chris went on to work for Hook Outdoor Advertising. Upon his retirement he continued to pursue his love of golf being a long time member at the Inglewood Golf Club. This together with wonderful times spent with family and friends is what made him feel truly happy and blessed. Chris was the ultimate gentleman who always showed kindness and patience, he was a true inspiration and role model to us all. Our lives have been deeply enriched by his presence and he will forever dwell in our hearts.

A Celebration of Chris’s Life will be held at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (8831 Fairmount Drive S.E.) on Monday, August 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences 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, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. Chris’s family would like to express their deepest thanks to Dr. Ruether and his team at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, Dr. Melling, Dr. Baverstock, the nurses on Unit 71 at the Rockyview Hospital, the Palliative Homecare team and finally the incredible staff at Southwood Hospice. We appreciate all their kind care and support.

In living memory of Chris Cooling, 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.

Offer Condolence for the family of COOLING – Christopher Charles

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Bud & Myrt Read :

    Sorry to hear about Chris. I sure enjoyed working with him at Hook Outdoor. Our thoughts are with you Alta and the family.

    Bud & Myrt

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. Bert MacKenzie :

    Chris Cooling was my idol, when I was a kid attending Craik Public School. When he visited Craik, after getting his pilot’s wings, we followed him around like little puppies. Chris was more the age of my older brother Donnie and Chris’ mother attended St. Agnes Church with my Mother, Beatrice. Kindest regards.
    Bert MacKenzie

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  3. Joan anderson :

    Dear Terrylee
    Please accept my deep sympathy in the loss of your father.You are in my prayers during this sad time. May God bless you and comfort you.
    with love
    Joan Anderson

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  4. Lance and Colleen Moreland :

    Papa will be missed for sure. He was a wonderful man and we were so blessed to have known him. I will always remember what a gentle man he was. Alta, our prayers are with you and all of the family. Alta, Terrylee and Tanya you all know how much we love you!
    Colleen, Lance, Heidi, Rick, Kelli and Maxwell

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  5. Gordon & Ellen Orlesky :

    We are so very sorry for your loss.Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Take care Alta.

    Gordon & Ellen

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  6. Walt and Vera Telle :

    We remember Chris with much fondness A real gentleman
    Take care Alta

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  7. Marnie Ralph :

    May you find comfort in knowing you were so kind and caring to Chris.
    Cherish the good memories.

    Sincere sympathy

    Marnie Ralph

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  8. Coline Dirkse :

    Hello Terrylee and family
    So sorry to hear of your sad loss!! My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
    Take Care
    Coline

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  9. Martin and Kim Gibbs :

    Please accept our sympathy during this
    time of loss. Our prayers are with
    you and your family.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence

*

In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *