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May 12, 1938 – January 13, 2012

Al, beloved husband of Shirley, passed away suddenly in Palm Desert, California on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the age of 73 years.

Al will be lovingly remembered by his wife Shirley; sons Todd and Troy; grandchildren Sarah, Emma, Kate, Wanyi, Jacob; brother Don Dillabough; sister Rita Alspach and many extended family and friends.

Al was born in Bethune, Saskatchewan and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan as a geological engineer. He moved to Calgary with his wife Shirley in 1960 where he started his career with Shell Canada, and later moved to Canadian Hunter in 1978. After retiring Al was an active Board member with many companies in the Canadian oil and gas sector. He was a compassionate leader that influenced many people with his positive management style.

Al enjoyed spending time with family and friends and could always be counted on to add just the right amount of humour to lighten any occasion. Spending time on the ocean, golfing or working on antique cars were his favourite pass-times.

If friends or family so desire donations may be made to Calgary Meals on Wheels, 3610 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 2P9 Telephone: (403) 243-2834, or to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

A celebration of Al’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Al Dillabough, 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. I shared several years with Al at Shell and remember them fondly , especially our tours of duty in Texas. I offer my sympathy and condolences to all the family and in particular to Shirley, Todd, Troy and Rita all of whom I got to know at one time or another .
    Best regards , Jim Shearn

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  2. John and Sharon Stayura :

    Shirley, please accept our deepest sympathy. We were shocked and saddened to hear about Al. We had such a wonderful visit with you both last summer at the Saanich market. We will always remember Al as a very genuine and classy person. Sincerely, John and Sharon Stayura, Victoria, B.C.

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  3. Many fond memories of my uncle AL. Oilman, skier, sailor and all round sports fan with a unique combination of wit and humor that made all most comfortable. He will be missed but never forgotten. My thoughts are with you Shirley, Tod and Troy.

    Your nephew & cousin,


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  4. I worked with Al for many years at Canadian Hunter where he was not only my colleague, mentor and supervisor but also a good friend. Al will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with Shirley and all the family at this time of loss.

    Neil & Norma LIkely

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