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CRIPPS – Gordon Henry

July 31, 1928 – May 19, 2011

Gordon Cripps of Calgary, passed away with his family at his side, on Thursday, May 19, 2011, following a long and courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 82 years.

Gordon was born in Calgary, and lived here his whole life. He had worked part time with the Calgary Stampede for fifty two years.

Gordon is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Penny Cripps, one daughter Kathy Cripps, three grandchildren Susan (Dustin), Kenneth and Richard, as well as a special friend Joy Carlson, extended family and friends.

Gordon was predeceased by his wife Beverly (Kaye), two sons Randall and Rick Cripps, his parents Gladys and Charles Cripps, his brother Ron Cripps.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, May 23, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Gordon Cripps, 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. Emma Faulkner and Linda Faulkner :

    The world has lost a kind and gentle man. May his light and love shine in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. He and Kathy his devoted daughter will be missed at coffee time.

    You will meet again.
    With loving kindness from Emma Faulkner and Linda Faulkner

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  2. Angel Spasoff :

    My first introduction to Gordie was in Lot 3 one February day in 1991. I was assigned to work with Gordie for my first shift at the Stampede, as so many of us were. That was the start of many great shifts working with Gordie and a life long friendship. Anyone who met Gordie talks about what a great guy he was and any of us who worked with him benefited from his spirit and ability to make the job fun. The Stampede would not have been the same without Gordie. I will always think of him fondly when I remember my days at the Stampede.

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