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DELAERE, Werner Felix Charles “Bert”

May 16, 1922 – December 10, 2012

Bert Delaere of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the age of 90 years.

Bert was born in Meenen, Belguim and immigrated to Canada when he was a child. He resided in Montreal until moving to Calgary in 1970. Bert was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Bert is survived by his daughter Darlene Gaffney of Kingston, ON; two grandsons Bill (Sarah) of Ottawa and Ryan (Viet-Ha) of Toronto; and four great-grandchildren.

No formal services will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Bert Delaere, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Anne Zacharias :

    Dear Darlene,
    Please accept our condolences for the passing of your Dad. I am so glad that you got to see him before his passing. That is a blessing from God. May He be very close to you in these times and comfort you and may all the good memories fill your thoughts. Hope to see you in 2013.
    Peter and Anne Zacharias

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  2. To Darlene and Family, My sincere condolences. Bert, I want to thank you for being my pool partner and my friend for at least 30 years or so. My next brandy is on you. Rest in peace, my friend.

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