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HEIMBECKER, Grant Clarke

August 28, 1930 – April 19, 2012

Grant Clarke Heimbecker passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the age of 81 years.

Born in Calgary, Grant attended Sunalta School, and Western Canada High School. He then attended University of British Columbia where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. His working career led him to Canada Gulf Oil and Pan American Petroleum in production and accounting. Later, he became quite involved in the Calgary real estate industry. An avid hiker and traveler, Grant spent his spare time with skyline hikers and was often found exploring earth’s many different cultures. A life long member of the Calgary Amateur Radio Association, Grant very much enjoyed checking in with the Caratels every Tuesday afternoon.

Grant is survived by his two children, Nancy and her husband Mark and Robert both of Vancouver, B.C., his two grandchildren, Connor and Kelsey and a brother Raymond (MD) of Collingwood, ON. Grant was predeceased by his wife Betty in 2007 and a brother Donald in 2004.

A Service in Celebration of Grant’s life will be held at the St. Laurence Anglican Church (5940 Lakeview Drive S.W.) on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at the Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent in Grant’s memory to the Calgary Health Trust, (Carewest Sarcee Hospice Attention Marney) 3504 Sarcee Road S.W., Calgary, AB, T3E 4T4. Phone: 403-685-6460 Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to the many friends and family that have supported them during these last two years, including the staff at Carewest Sarcee Hospice.

In living memory of Grant Heimbecker 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. Joanne Sarakula :

    Dear Nancy & Robert and your extended families,
    It is with sadness that we received news of your father’s passing. May it comfort you to know that we are with you in prayer.

    With sympathy
    Adrian, Ivan, Michael & Joanne Sarakula

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  2. Keith Fewster :

    I want to express my sincerest condolences to Grant’s family. I first met Grant when we started work together at Gulf in Stettler in 1954. At that time I also had the pleasure of visiting with his family in Calgary. In later years our paths crossed again and I enjoyed some pleasant social outings with Grant and Betty. More recently Grant organized several get-togethers from people we knew in the early days in Stettler. I talked to him laast fall when he told me about his terminal illness. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the family – Grant was a fine man and a good friend. I will miss him.
    Sincerely, Keith Fewster

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  3. Milton Bogoch :

    My most sincere condolences to Grant’s family. Grant was a stalwart member of the Calgary Residential Rental Association (formerly the Calgary Apartment Association). During my tenure there he was the Archivist (for life – it seemed). He was always quietly available to the members and the board. I mourn the loss of a gentleman.

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  4. Pat and Bob Rutter :

    Dear Nancy, Mark & Family

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father.

    Pat & Bob Rutter

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  5. Anita and Lee Gilray ( D. Anita Heimbecker ) :

    Dear Nancy, Mark, Rob, and Family
    Thinking of you and family on the passing of your Dad. A kind, gentle and strong spirit among us, we are very blessed to have had him in the family fold.
    Sincerely, cousin Neetsie
    Wiarton, Ontario

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  6. David Ballantyne :

    I was very sorry to hear of Grant’s passing. He was a very good friend. I first met Grant at UBC 60 years ago. We were both students in Commerce, and both stayed at Fort Camp. After one of my daughters and her family became established in Calgary Grant and I became friends again-this time as a couple of grandfathers. I will miss him very much. I would like to extend my condolences to all his family. David Ballantyne

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