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COTTON, Wesley Herschel

October 1, 1927 – January 28, 2012

Wesley Cotton of Calgary passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the age of 84 years.

Wesley was born in Swan River, MB. He worked for C.P. Rail for thirty-eight years and retired in Calgary. He was an avid golfer and curler. In retirement, Wesley enjoyed spending winters in California and summers at Mara Lake, BC.

Wesley is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Valerie and John Wolfe; son and daughter-in-law Murray and Simone Cotton; four grandchildren, Alanna (Eric) Hansen, Jolayne (Jeremy) Lewis, Devin Wolfe and Brendan Cotton; two great-grandchildren Summer Hanson and Destynee Lewis. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law Al and Lil Cotton; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Wesley was predeceased by his wife Verna Cotton.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Hector Rose officiating. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.

In living memory of Wesley Cotton, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Winnie Tanasichuk :

    Val, Murray and families,
    We are thinking of you at this time and wish we could be there. Uncle Wes was a great guy and we are sure he will be missed by many friends as well as all of the Cotton Clan. We hope that remembering all the good times will help comfort you.
    With Sympathy,
    Uncle Walt, Joe, Ron, Winnie & families.

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  2. Sandra (Cotton) Drysdale :

    My condolences to the families of Wes Cotton on his passing. Our family is getting smaller and smaller. It is almost a year since we lost our Louise Cotton. Now our family of 9 is down to five. We will one day be altogether again.

    Sandy (Cotton) Drysdale

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  3. Wes changed my life for the better and believed in me; he was a good and kind man. My condolences to his family for their loss….”Rest in peace Wes, and thank-you”.

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  4. Murray, Simone and Brendan: Our condolences to you and your family.
    The Amey’s – Rob, Cindy, Kylie and Nathan

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  5. I wish to offer my deepest sympathies to Wes Cotton’s family. I know Wes through the Morse Telegraph Club. I am the past International President of the Club. Wes and my mother were neighbours in Swan River, MB
    Lavina Shaw
    Port Coquitlam, BC

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  6. Bob and Charlie Hunter :

    Val, Murray and families,
    We were so sorry to hear that your Dad passed away. We will always remember the great times we had a Mara Lake, and he was a big part of that. Wes was such a kind and gentle man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Charlie & Bob Hunter

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  7. Sandy Chambers :

    Val and family – I was shocked to hear that your dad had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

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  8. Your Dad is now at peace. I still smile when I think of Wes in Dad (Valentino) and Mom’s (Joan) kitchen making everyone laugh, he was a wonderful friend to my father as I am sure he was to many.
    My prayers to you
    Kathy Barron

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  9. Verna Heryford :

    Val, Murray and families:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Thinking of you all. Your parents were dear friends of ours for many years and we have many great memories.

    Verna Heryford

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  10. Val, Murray and your families:

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I enjoyed working with Wes and he was a great mentor for me at the railway. My friendship with Val is a direct result of knowing Wes, I thank him for that. Remember this kind and gentle man in your thoughts at this difficult time.
    My Sympathies,
    Lorna Materi

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  11. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Wes. Although I only worked for and with him for 7 years, I want you to know he was such a fair and proffesional man. I am proud to say he was the best boss I have ever had.
    My sincerest condolences.
    Neil S Arnold

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  12. Skip & Lorna Trapp :

    Val, Murray and families
    Sorry to hear about the passing of Wes. Our daughter Susan informed us as we are in Arizona. We had many fun times in the 50’s and 60’s with Wes and Verna when our families were little.

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