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Cuthbert – Launie Robert

January 10, 1958– July 14, 2010

Launie Robert Cuthbert of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the age of 52 years.

Launie was born in Edmonton on January 10, 1958 but early on moved to Calgary where he lived for the majority of his life. He went to Henry Wise Wood High school. He had a long career working in the oilfield including positions with Nabors Drilling and other companies. His expertise allowed him to travel the world including overseas and in the Beaufort Sea.

He is survived by his sister Debbie Leppky, niece Lisa Cuthbert, and numerous cousins, extended family, and close friends from all parts of the world. Launie was predeceased by his parents Robert and Rose Cuthbert and some very dear friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 2:00p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Launie, 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. Launie was my dear friend for 35 years. We lived together for about 7 years back in the 1980’s. Although we drifted apart
    in later years, I will never forget what a great friend he was. I am deeply saddened at the news of his passing and my heart goes out to his family and to our mutual friends.
    Love you man.

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  2. The Bird and I go back thirty-seven or so years. It was for me an honor and privilege to have known him and to have been friends all these years. I love you PAL!!

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  3. Steve Payne :

    I first met Launie around 1968 when my family moved to Kingsland. Launie, Steve Butler, Mike Chellew and I were the terror of the neighborhood on our chopped bicycles. Launie always had a very magnetic personality and his circle of friends grew quickly. My best memory of Launie in his younger years was man could he catch a football! He also loved to float down the river and hang out at Stanley Park.
    As we grew older Launie loved to go to rock concerts and parties. I remember his great laugh and enthusiasm. Launie also loved the Stampede.
    Launie also got me my first job on the rigs. I remember he was very strong and a hard worker.
    Launie and I lost touch in the late ’80s, but whenever we did run into each other he had a big smile and a great story of his latest adventures.
    Love and Peace Brother. Steve.

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  4. Dan & I have lots of great stories but my favorite is when I was in the hospital after having my first baby (Morgan) and Launie and Bill showed up to visit (with a huge plant) and the nurse informed him no visitors except immediate family. Launie never one to be told no-didn’t miss a beat and informed the nurse that there was a discrepancy of who the father was and in he marched for a visit. I loved hearng him recall this story to Morgan over the years and that plant lived for 25 years:) our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

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  5. I met Launie the summer of 1978. In that respect, I went to visit some mutual friends of ours that were sharing a SW Calgary house with him. Because Launie was away working on the “rigs” I had not been introduced to him. Anyway, Launie came home from work in the middle of the afternoon and startled me, when he came bursting through the door sporting a serious chemical burn to his face and had no front teeth. I was laying on the communal living room couch, drinking cold beer, while listening to an excellent collection of classic rock albums (which as it turned out were mostly his). That said, when I saw Launie I hollered out to him “who the @#%* are you! He, in turn, hollered back at me, who the $%?& are you – I live here! I then, in turn, told him who I was and that there was cold beer in the fridge, and that there was one in there with his name on it. He laughed and said, all right, cool, do you play crib! We became friends right then and there. His friendship is one I will always cherish. I found a kindred spirit in Launie – which is a rare and precious thing – as it only happens a few times in one`s lifetime. I loved Launie and am proud to have counted him as one of my best friends. Needless to say, I will always remember him as, amongst many other things, as a kind hearted and good natured man. Launie, thank you for the many blessings you have brought into my life. I will always remember you and miss you while I am still on this planet. I look forward to the day when we meet again….

    XOX Bill XOX

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  6. Mike Chellew :

    Launie was like a brother to me, he lived with our family for 2 years in the mid 70s – Man the memmories are flooding back, I rember his inner strength, his smile that the girls could not resist, Going to football games with him and his Father, cruising Kingsland with our old Gang — Steve Payne, Steve Buttler, Rod Hart, Jim Linkletter, Bob And Terry Brennon.. That was the inner circle — countless friends on the outer one. — I have a way to many stories to tell here — if any one wants to share contact me at

    Lonnie — we love U RIP

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  7. Rob Wells, D/E :

    Happy Birthday Uncle Bert, Miss you Bro. We will ride together again, JUST ON A DIFFERENT HIGHWAY, ALWAYS WITH YOU LON, AS YOU ARE WITH ME.

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