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HALPEN, William Henry

February 5, 1943 – Victoria, BC
November 25, 2013 – Calgary, AB

William Henry Halpen beloved husband of Carol of Calgary, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the age of 70 years.

Bill was born February 5, 1943 in Victoria, BC, the son of Arthur and Mavis Halpen. Bill graduated from Western Canada High School in Calgary and moved onto successfully completing and receiving a dual trade certification as a Welder First Class and Journeyman Machinist from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 1966. After working in the oil and gas industry for a few years, Bill formed his own company, Halpen’s Welding, and continued his career in the industry until his retirement. On January 27, 1973 he married Carol Lynn Borgerson in Calgary, Alberta.

Besides his loving wife Carol, William is survived by daughter Erica Goheen; grandsons Brandon Goheen and Justin Goheen; nephew Robert Andersen; and nieces Mavis Busch (nee Andersen), Penny Andersen, Danyn Andersen, and Jaymie Andersen. He was predeceased by his sister Lillian Ethel Andersen on May 14, 1988.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Garden (17 Ave. S.E. at Garden Road, 1515 100 Street S.E.). Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of William Halpen, 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.

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  1. The Fairbairn's & Langs :

    We are deeply sorry to hear about your loss. He will be greatly missed.

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  2. Jennifer, Olivia and Sophia Scaffeo :

    Our deepest condolences for you, Carol, Erica, Brandon and Justin
    I will always remember Bill for his quirkiness and his uniqueness. Erica, my sister, our playdates together growing up and when he made us the “Special Pizza” with the wieners and cheese slices! He seemed so proud of it. He was a good man. Cherish the good memories and embrace the happy times you all spent with Bill.

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  3. Our sincere condolences to Bill’s family.

    Charlie and Pat Smith

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  4. My deepest sympathy Carol, to you and your family.
    Al Lott

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  5. Carol & Ken Small :

    Dear Carol & Erica
    So very sad to hear about Bill’s passing, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and may that give you a wee bit of comfort. God Bless!

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  6. Laura Borgerson :

    Carol Lynn,

    I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Although I haven’t seen Bill in many years, I remember vividly his arrival into our family and the great joy we had in welcoming him into our hearts and homes. Ted and I hold you and Erica and all your family in our heart and prayers over the days ahead. My heart and prayers are with you Carol Lynn.

    Much Love,
    Laura Borgerson

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