The members of the Gould family are sad to announce the passing of “Pops”, Derry Gould of Calgary on Tuesday, December 6, 2005.
The youngest of three children, Derry was born in Senlac, SK on August 31, 1927 to Charles Edwin Gould and Eva Gould (nee Smith). He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Geological Engineering and enjoyed a lengthy career in the oil industry in Saskatchewan and Alberta. During his retirement, he became an avid cyclist, golfer and genealogist.
Derry will be fondly remembered by his wife of fifty-three years, Shirley Gould (nee Colpitts); sister Dulce Gould of Victoria, B.C.; daughter Sherri (Pat) McAndless and their children, Kali and Taylor of Richmond, B.C.; son Glenn (Gillian) and their children, Connor, Bailey, Lara and Emily of Springbank, AB; son Tom (Cathie) and their children, Megan, Kimberly, Lindsay, Rebecca and Michael of Calgary; son Pat (Jodi) and their children, Mackenzie, Carly, Christie and Andie of Springbank, AB; son Jeffrey of Moose Jaw, SK; and his many friends from the Glencoe Club, the Glencoe Golf and Country Club, the oil patch, Windermere Lake, his hiking group, and Riverstone. He is predeceased by his parents and his sister, Claire Bridgman.
A celebration of Derry’s life will be held at the Glencoe Club (636-29th Avenue S.W.) on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, the Gould family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers donations in Derry’s memory be made to CAWST (the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, a Calgary-based charitable organization that brings household water and sanitation projects to the developing world, c/o CAWST, #12 – 2816 5th Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T2A 6K4 or at www.cawst.org/donate); or to the Stephen Lewis Foundation (a charitable organization providing community-based initiatives in Africa to provide care to women who are dying, assist orphans and other AIDS-affected children, and support associations of people living with HIV/AIDS, c/o 260 Spadina Avenue, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E4 or at www.stephenlewisfoundation.org .)
In living memory of Derek Gould, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences