October 30, 1953 – September 2, 2012
Dan Fullerton, darling husband of Margaret Fullerton and cherished father of Grace and Luke, passed away suddenly on September 2, 2012 at his home in Calgary.
Dan is survived by his sister Connie Spencer (Dave); brother, Philip Fullerton (Karen); brothers-in-law Bryan (Joanne) and James Hillis (Darlene); and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father, Leonard, and his mother, Gladyse.
Dan was born in Eston, Saskatchewan and grew up on a farm near Lacadena. His farming background informed his choice of career as an agricultural economist; he graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1981. International agricultural development became an abiding interest as his work in Vanuatu, Agrodev, the World Bank and various other banks indicate. After his years of travels and having met the love of his life, Margaret, Dan settled into consultancy work in Calgary. Since 2002, Dan worked at Olds College, most recently as Director, Business and International Development where he especially enjoyed his international work and the many friends he made there. Dan was known for his love of projects around the home and at his acreage in Saskatchewan. More than anything, Dan relished cheering and encouraging Grace and Luke through their many school, sporting and music activities. Dan brought a presence to every room that will be sorely missed by his immediate and extended family.
A Celebration of Dan’s Life will be held at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (8831 Fairmount Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0Z4) on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing to make a donation may consider the “Olds College: Educate the Children Fund”, a special project Dan recently initiated that helps educate children in the Dominican Republic by connecting coffee growers there with coffee lovers in Canada. To donate and learn more about this project contact: Karen Viney: 403-556-4687 at Olds College (4500 – 50th Street, Olds, Alberta, T4H 1R6) or visit: Olds College
In living memory of Dan Fullerton, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences