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DAVENPORT – Harold Ernest

September 26, 1940 – March 30, 2011

Harold passed away peacefully at the Foothills Country Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 70 years.

Harold is survived by his wife Anne; son James (Amber); sister Jane, special cousins Mary Lynn and Dick Micklich of Idaho Falls; along with numerous other extended family members and close friends. Harold will be sadly missed by his family. He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Harold Davenport, Sr.

Harold was raised in Whitehorse, Yukon and at the age of five the family moved to Edmonton where he attended H.A. Gray Elementary School, Spruce Avenue Junior High School and Victoria Composite High School.

After two years in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Harold decided to enrol in Aeronautical Engineering at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and graduated with honours in 1965.

Upon graduation, he moved to Montreal and worked for United Aircraft and also met his future wife Anne Kell. Harold returned to Calgary and was with ATCO Industries. Shortly after returning he realized that he would like to have Anne join him in Calgary – she did. They were married on December 2, 1967. Anne and Harold were blessed with their son James in 1980.

In 1978 Harold became involved in the sales of truck mounted cranes and equipment and was well respected for his knowledge along with engineering skills and made many friends over the past 33 years and continued to be involved until the last few months.

Harold was passionate about politics and became involved both federally and provincially. He worked with the Reform and Conservative parties in S.W. Calgary and contributed many hours including fundraising and involved in all aspects of running campaign offices during elections. In October 2009 he was instrumental in organizing and arranging a new board of directors for Wildrose Alliance in High River. In 2005 Harold was honoured to be awarded The Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of his commitment to Calgary and Alberta.

Harold was a car enthusiast and owned approximately 60 cars and spent many Saturday mornings test driving the latest models. Harold was a keen golfer and along with Anne played River`s Edge, Elbow Springs Golf Club. He semi-retired in 2007 and moved to High River, they joined the Highwood Golf Club where they spent many pleasant days golfing and meeting new friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY`s Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tribute may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, Box 274, Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A5 403-995-4673. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Rockyview Hospital, High River Hospital, the Home Care nurses in High River and the Foothills Country Hospice in Okotoks. We are so very grateful for the exceptional care that you provided and the compassion you showed us during this difficult time. Thank you to friends and neighbours for your help, support and love; it was much appreciated.

In living memory of Harold Davenport, 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. John Kearney :

    I was very saddened to hear of Harold’s passing. My prayers are with your family.
    John Kearney

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  2. Lois Morris-Silverthorne :

    Dear Anne: I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I am sorry I can’t attend the funeral on Saturday.
    Lois Silverthorne

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  3. Christina Russell :

    Dearest Anne and Family,

    Very sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. I will miss his bright smile and his wave hello on the golf course. He will always be with you in your loving memories of time spent together.

    Thinking of you,
    Christina Russell

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  4. Anne,

    Anne and I were shocked to read about Harold and our thoughts are with you. You were 2 of my favorite people in the years we worked/played together in Lougheed. Even though our paths don’t cross, call anytime if there’s anything I can do.


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  5. Gordie and Ingrid :

    To Anne, James & Family
    Just to let you know you are in our thoughts..we are so Very Sorry for your Loss. Harold was a very special person and therefore will leave us with very special memories.
    Our deepest sympathy….Ingrid & Gordie

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  6. Toni Pearce :

    Anne and James,

    So sorry to hear about Harry. I still have very fond memories of visiting many family and friends with Harry to gather video for my parents 25th anniversary. He will be missed. I know my dad is so very sad.


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  7. Blair and Audrey Bloxham :

    Anne, James and Jane.
    We are both saddened by “Harry’s” passing even though we knew it would be soon. I am so glad that I had the chance to visit him a couple of times over the past month or so. We had great visits and some good laughs over our shared past. As you know, Harold and I started grade 1 together and have known each other continously ever since. He was a great friend and as much as Audrey and I will miss him, it can’t compare to the hole it has left in your hearts to lose your husband, father or brother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are so far from home at this time that it will not be possible to return to Calgary in time to attend his Memorial service but our hearts will be there and Toni will be attending to pay our family respects.

    Love Audrey and Blair Bloxham

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  8. Ray & Joyce Landis :

    Dear Anne & Family,
    We are so sorry to learn of Harold’s passing. We also deeply regret that we will not be able to attend the service on Saturday. May you & your family experience God’s strength, comfort & peace for today & the days ahead. Harold will be greatly missed. A conversation with Harold was always stimulating.
    Our prayers are with you all.
    Ray & Joyce Landis

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  9. Anne & Sadek Ben Lamin :

    Dear Anne & Family,

    Oh what a sad day to read about our dear friend Harold! Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family.

    We will always cherish fond memories of our fun filled golfing experiences at Highwood. You and Harold were among the first couple we met and instantly felt so welcome with. We always looked forward to meeting and chatting, something you and Harold did so admirably!

    Harold was indeed a most “lovely man” we both admired and whose company always enjoyed. May you continue to be blessed with all the wonderful memories we are certain you shared.

    With our deepest sympathies.

    Anne & Sadek Ben Lamin

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  10. Hi Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Harold he was a good man and I was fortunate to meet both of you in political circles. I learned a lot from Harold he was a rare person in politics he had a sence of fair play and he cared about everyone. It is a major blow to the grass root movement in the conservative party at all levels. Harold was a man you could trust to do the right thing at all times. To you and your family my deepest sympathy.

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  11. Rod McLachlan :

    Dear Anne
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rod & Carmen McLachlan

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  12. Blaine Maller :

    My deepest condolences to Anne and the family of Harold . He was a prominent conservative, a big help to me and the Wildrose Alliance Party and a founding father of the party. A mentor and a fine man and I was proud to say I knew him. God rest his soul and I will not forget him.

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  13. Diane Ramsay :

    Dear Anne

    I was so sorry were were unable to attend Harold’s memorial on Saturday. It’s been a long time since we have seen you, but we remember you both fondly. Harold was a great guy and a super neighbour when we all were struggling with our first homes in Cedarbrae. I remember his old Porsche from there. It is good to know that he continued on with that love of old cars and was so active in so many other areas as well. You have many great things to remind you of how great he was
    In the coming days, please know that we are thinking of you.

    With Sympathy
    Bob and Diane Ramsay

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