December 3, 1929 – Calgary, AB
October 30, 2014 – Calgary, AB
It is with deep sadness that we announce James (Jim) Alfred Dockery of Calgary, beloved husband of Lillian, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the age of 84 years.
Born and raised in Calgary, Jim attended St. Mary’s Boys High School, playing football and hockey (earning him the nickname Toughie for his fierce gameplay), and went on to graduate with a BSc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1951.
Consulting as a PEng. for fossil fuel companies at home and abroad, Jim earned a reputation and the respect of his colleagues and clients through his successful efforts of championing and applying production-enhancing technologies and techniques. Jim’s long and distinguished career led him to work and live in several parts of Canada and the United States, as well as exotic locations that included Iran and Libya.
Jim was an original member of Calgary’s 400 Club. He passionately pursued his interests in curling, golf, dancing, and playing bridge. He always remained an avid football and hockey fanatic.
Jim is described by family and friends as generous, romantic, mischievous, honourable, gentle, loyal, perseverant, and a man of integrity. He was known to have been a prankster and loved a good joke.
Besides his loving wife Lillian of fifty-six years, Jim will be dearly missed by his children, Kathleen (Greg), Michael (Sheila), Patricia, Maureen (Gary), and Sean (Candi); and his grandchildren, Laura (Jason), Justin, Brendan, Evan, Brooklyn, Danika, and Owen. Jim was predeceased by his parents Patrick and Elizabeth Dockery, his sister Irene Barker, and his brother William Dockery.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of James Dockery, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences