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HEBENTON – David James “Heb”

July 3, 1927 – July 20, 2010

It is with profound sadness we announce that David passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, July 20, 2010 with his family beside him at the age of 83. David will be dearly missed by his loving wife Dorothy of fifty-six years and children, Susan (Larry Carter), Christopher, and Michael (Julie), five adored grandchildren, Tyler, Jesse, Jordan, Kian and Emma. David was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Margaret Hebenton and his two bothers, Leslie and Robert.

Born in Saskatoon, SK David moved to Calgary in 1938 attending Rideau Park and Western Canada High School where many lifelong friendships were made. Playing professional hockey in Europe from 1948 to 1950, he returned to begin his career in the oil industry, primarily in purchasing with Hudson’s Bay Oil & Gas for twenty nine years and married Dorothy in 1954. In 1978, he travelled to Perth, Australia to set up the HBOG office, David retired in 1989 after proudly working for the OCO as purchasing coordinator for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. David was a lover of fly-fishing, hockey, gymnastics, diving, music and the outdoors, however, the most important focus of his life was being a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and uncle who lived his life quietly as a gentleman, with honour, dignity and honesty in all that he did. He will be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews and his very special friends Don Harper, Grenville Bill and Bob Smith, who will join us in fondly remembering David’s mischievous and fun loving sense of humour. Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all friends and family who have extended their support, prayers and love during this difficult time, Joseph from We Care and specifically Sylvia and the caring team at Focus on Caring who have provided endless support and wonderful care to allow David to be at home, where he wanted to be. At David’s request no formal funeral will be held.

Friends and family are invited to attend a gathering in the “Crump Room”, Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8 Street S.W.) on Monday , July 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, #100, 2421 – 37 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Y7 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, www.mssociety.ca . or the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.

In living memory of David Hebenton, 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. ron & pat oughton :

    We send our sympathy and love to each family member. Our friendship goes back to Rideau Park days and was cherished as such long term friendships are. All the good strong words such as integrity, honour, steadfastness, will come to mind as we remember him in days to come.
    Ron and Pat Oughton

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  2. DOROTHY MORRISON :

    I was so saddened to read of Dave’s
    death in the paper. He was so kind to
    my husband, George, who was a resident at Beverley Facility, Glenmore, for some two years…Dave would arrive unannounced and
    the two of them would hash over hockey
    games, or football like old times, and reminisce about days gone by…even have a few laughs. I will always remember Dave fondly and be thankful for his kindness to George. My deepest sympathy
    to all the family.
    DOROTHY MORRISON

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  3. Cindy and Len Macaulay :

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  4. Don Winchester :

    I know that this is a very difficult time for the entire family and extended family. My father also Passed away this year, but the strength of your family will help all of you during the weeks ahead. Know that Mr. Hebenton is not suffering, and is in a better place.

    Don Winchester

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  5. I am so sorry Sue. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  6. Jackie and Blair Patterson and family :

    Mike,

    I am so sorry to learn about your Dad’s passing. Blair saw the announcement in the Herald. I never knew your father but from reading the newspaper I can tell he was wonderful man. Our thoughts are with you and your family thoughout this difficult time.

    Jackie Patterson

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  7. Marion Livingstone :

    Dear Dorothy and family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. You have always been a special family and with lots of good memories.

    Sincerely and with kind thoughts.

    Marion Livingstone

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  8. Juane Priest and the Oland family :

    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Although I did not know him, he sounds like a wonderful father and I can certainly see that you resemable your dad Mike.
    I wanted you and your family to know that I and the Oland family, who are on holidays at this time, are thinking of you during this time of sorrow.
    Take care dear friends.
    Juane Priest

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  9. Bill & Nonie Meek :

    Mike, Julie and family

    So sorry to read of your loss – our deepest sympathies.

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