May 21, 1930 – Calgary Alberta
January 17, 2015 – Calgary Alberta
Brian Exton of Calgary passed away on January 17, 2015 at the age of 84 years young.
Brian retired from insurance adjusting in 1999; an occupation he was well respected in. The new found time allowed him to dive further into a life of volunteering, travelling to fascinating destinations, music appreciation and connecting regularly with family and friends who meant the world to him. As the ultimate volunteer, Brian contributed endless hours to school children and animals at the Calgary Zoo, the Lougheed House where his garden expertise shone through as well as his seasonal Santa transformation, and his stewardship at the Cross Conservancy. He also contributed to helping save the wee Bluebirds as he was dedicated to managing their trails. The outdoors were a big part of Brian’s passion and this included tennis, hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing where he knew every trail in Kananaskis Country and took full advantage of living so close to the mountains.
Brian is survived by two daughters and son-in-laws, Trish (Craeg) Exton–Parder, Barb (Larry) Cohan; grandchildren, Michael, Bryan, Marcus, Jordin, Allison, Janine (T.J.) Babey; and great grandchildren, Hanna, Madison and Kristyne and numerous other extended family members. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marg in 2006.
A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held at Woodcliff United Church (5010 Spruce Drive S.W.) on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations can be made to the Calgary Zoo by calling Aldera Chisholm at 403-232-7774.
In living memory of Brian Exton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences