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DUFFY, R. Gail

March 30, 1932 – Edmonton, AB
January 3, 2014 – Calgary, AB

With heartfelt sadness Byron (Dianna) and Alison (Paul) announce the passing of our Dad at his residence in Calgary on January 3rd , 2014. Gail had a zest and strong will to enjoy life at all stages throughout life. From skiing in the Bugaboos (yeah he was pretty good), being on the water at Windermere, to marshalling on the golf course in retirement, Dad loved being outside. As a P. Eng in petroleum with an MBA, Gail worked mostly in Canada but also enjoyed being involved with developing oil services in other countries. Gail also had great respect for our Canadian Military. He was deeply involved with history research and volunteering at the Military Museum for a number of years. Throughout life Gail enjoyed hobbies that ranged from building RC airplanes and boats to his love of flying on his computer. We would like to thank the Staff at The Beverly for their compassion and caring of our Dad over the past two years. Love Ya Dad.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864.

In living memory of Gail Duffy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Harry Patrick :

    I didn’t know Gail very long. However, The time, I did know him. I found him to be as good soul. My prayers are with your family.

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  2. Diane and Ron carter :

    Gail was a special friend, one who excelled in many areas. He was a committed learner, a great member of the Gyro Club of Calgary in past years and a very proud father. His interests varied. His gave to his community in many ways as a volunteer. His zest for life is seen in his family. I will remember him as a friend who I connected with. Gail will be remember as one of the good guys one meets in life. Prays are with both of you.

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  3. Gail will be sorely missed as a volunteer at The Military Museums. He had been with us for many years (long before I started here), hosting and greeting visitors, delivering presentations for school and adult groups, and assisting with exhibit research and installation. It is with the latter task that I worked with him most closely, and he was in all truth my “right hand man” for the installation of our Vimy Ridge exhibit in 2007, a subject which was near and dear to his heart. It is no exaggeration to say that this exhibit would not have happened without his help. But he also helped with our exhibit on Canadians in the Pacific in WW2, and his work will travel with the exhibit to Texas and Nanaimo. His legacy will continue for many years to come here in the Army Museum of Alberta gallery, through two powerpoint presentations that he designed on the 1885 Northwest Rebellion, and on WW1. We at The Military Museums are indebted to Gail, and I am personally very grateful for his support and willingness to assist where needed. I am unable to attend his memorial service, but please accept my sincere condolences and know that there are many here at the museum like myself who will miss him.

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  4. It is never easy to give up a loved one with the heart, even though your mind knows that he is no longer in discomfort. Alison, you won’t have to live with regrets because you know you did everything to make your dads final years as comfortable as they could be. I hope you will feel the love and concern surrounding you from those of us that care. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. RGD was part of the core Foster Research Group that hired me as an employee in 1973. Thereafter, I enjoyed a 20 year business association with Gail and a 40 year friendship. Gail had a sharp and creative mind, willingly shared his knowledge and experience, and was forthright and open in his dealings. I am thankful that our paths crossed in the journey of life.

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