April 11, 1922 – March 27, 2012
Cecil Head, born April 11, 1922, formerly of Calgary, passed away peacefully at his home in Edmonton on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the age of 89 years.
Cec grew up in Calgary attended Western Canada High, became a Electrical artificer 4th class on HMCS Vegreville (a Bangor-class minesweeper) and sailed from Halifax to Plymouth, England. He worked for his father at Head’s Lock & Key in Calgary and later moved to Red Deer with Helen to start the Red Deer Lock & Key and raise a family. His locksmith and sporting goods business flourished along with his business partner Emile Hermary (gunsmith). In Red Deer he made many friends, joined the Lutheran church, and was a leader in Boys Brigade. He served for a term (1956-58) as head of the Red Deer Fish & Game, was a member of the Red Deer Golf & Country Club, and enjoyed golfing in the early years with Helen. He also enjoyed a good game of curling. He learned the fine art of fly fishing from Bill Brown, and shared this passion to his family and friends. He enjoyed countless hours fly fishing in Prairie Creek and area. After retirement he moved to Courtney, BC and had a small salmon fishing charter business. It was in Courtney where he built two beautiful wood model ships. Upon return to Alberta he built a home in Bearspaw Village and spent his time with building projects for family and friends and really took pride in everything he touched. He finished his basement in Silver Springs and Scenic Acres as well. He formed many special friendships with members of the congregation and leaders of the Alliance church in Calgary.
An accomplished locksmith, carpenter, craftsman, fly fisherman, golfer, a loving father and husband his love and generosity to family and friends shall not be forgotten.
Cec is survived by one sister Kay Head; two daughters, Judy (Bob), Lisa (Brian); three sons, James (Christine), Michael (Joanna), Pat (Jacquie); grandchildren, Tyler, Robyn, Laura, Lee, Eric, Sarah, Jordan, Calum, Simon, Melissa and Coleridge.
Cec was predeceased by Helen (December 30, 2010). Cec married the love of his life and celebrated 64 years together with Helen.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), today, March 30, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly The Gideons International In Canada, P.O. Box 3619 Guelph, Ontario N1H 7A2 Phone: 1-888-482-4253 or to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201-0001, billygraham.org Phone: 1-877-247-2426, or Church or charity of your choice.
In living memory of Cecil Head, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences