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HALPEN– Terrance O’Brien

November 16, 1925 – March 16, 2010

Terry Halpen, beloved husband of Mary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the age of 84 years.

Terry was a native Calgarian. He attended St. Mary’s Boys High School and fondly remembered his junior football years with the Golden Arrows. Terry enjoyed a long and successful career in the oil patch, first with Sunoco and then as a sales representative for several oilfield supply companies. He was a Life Member of the Alberta Oilman’s Bonspiel Association, Director and Club Captain of Earl Grey Golf Club, member of the Calgary Grey Cup Committee and Life Member of the Calgary Stampede.

Terry was a warm and generous man; his concern for the less fortunate defined his character. He brought KFC dinners and winter boots to the homeless, always stopped for stranded motorists, shepherded many a friend safely home, and never walked past a collection box. He was a charitable phone solicitor’s dream.

Terry is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Patricia (Jim), Karen (Robert), Alix (Mike), sons Greg (Jacquie) and Michael (Linda) and their mother Eunice, and grandchildren Todd, Andrea, Marley, Finn, Kaya, Mitchell and Chelsea. He was also a loved and respected stepfather to Pat (Sara), Michael (Kate) and Mary Katherine (Bryan) and grandsons Matthew, Ethan and Peter. Terry was predeceased by his siblings Sadie, Art, Nora, Nellie, Bill, Margaret, Maureen, and Pat and survived by Theresa, Kathleen, and Michael. Terry taught us how to live well. We miss him dearly.
“The memory of love is a memory that lasts forever”.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James’ Catholic Church (5504 – 20 Street S.W.) on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thank you to Dr. John Haggblad for his unfailing care and compassion. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Terry Halpen, 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.

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  1. Lorraine Carpenter :

    Mary….just a note to let you know my thoughts are with you at this painful time. Sorry you have to go through this. Be strong.
    Take care of yourself.
    A big hug!

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  2. Bruce and Annette Eastcott :

    Dear Mary and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family at this time. We all have such wonderful memories of Terry and hope that your good memories will sustain you through this time of sorrow.
    Most Sincerely
    Bruce and Annette

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  3. Andrea Larsen :

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your family’s loss.

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  4. Fr Michael Storey :

    I have fond memories of Terry and appreciated his kindness and support while I was Pastor at St James. Terry and his family are in my prayers and I will offer a mass for him. God Bless Fr Michael Storey

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  5. Linda & Doug Church :

    Terry was a great friend and will be greatly missed by all.

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  6. Scott Lawrence :

    Our condolences go out to Terry’s family. It’s never easy to say goodbye to someone we are so close to.

    With Love,
    Scott, Sharole, Zoe & Jeremy Lawrence

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  7. George Trutina & Family :

    On behalf of my family I offer our sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one.

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  8. Barry J McDonald :

    We extend our deepest sympathy to you Mary and all the family in your loss. We too, will always remember Terry for the special person he was. Sincerely Barry and Jean McDonald.

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  9. Doug & Lori Richardson :

    Sorry to hear about your family’s loss. Our thoughts are with you.

    Doug and Lori Richardson

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  10. Heather and Brian Kane :

    It was with great sadness that we heard about the passing of Terry. He was much loved and a genuinely nice person. He will be missed but his spirit will continue in the hearts of all who have met him and sppreciated his great sense of humor and kindness.
    We’re sorry that we won’t be able to attend the funeral but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Take care and God Bless.
    Heather & Brian Kane

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  11. Patty and Jim– I’m so sorry to read of your father’s death, but I understand from Carol Craig that you made it back form AZ for one last W/E with him. That’s a blessing for sure. I know you’ll miss him very much, as will all your family, but I pray you’ll be comforted by all the happy memories. God bless! Peachy

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  12. Brian and Dale McCarthy - (friends of Jacquie and Greg Halpen) :

    Dear Family of Terry Halpen,
    Although we did not know Terry, our sincere condolences for your loss. We hope that you will all find comfort in your memories and with each other during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  13. Bill Clapham :

    Mary,
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Calgary and the Stampede won’t be the same.
    Sheila and Bill Clapham

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  14. Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With sincerest sympathy to you and your family.
    Dana Peers and family

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  15. Art Vanderwiel :

    I was very sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I have known Terry through our work with the Calgary Stampede, for several years. I always found him to be a man who was very approachable and charismatic. He will be missed by all that knew him. He was a fine gentleman

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  16. Sam Fishman & Ruth :

    Mary & family,
    Our most sincere condolences to you all. May the good memories, and great Grey Cup festivities, and efforts we enjoyed with you, stay with us.

    Sam & Ruth

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  17. Dear Patty,
    I was so sorry to read that your dad had passed away. I know how much it hurts to lose a dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Sue Fark

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  18. Don McCreary and Caran :

    We are sorry to hear the sad news. Sincere condolences to your family.

    Don and Caran

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  19. Eileen Slavin :

    Mary……I hope some happy memories are a comfort in this time. Eileen

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