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HETHERINGTON, Thomas William “Tom”

November 8, 1947 – September 22, 2011

Thomas “Tom” Hetherington of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Southwood Hospice on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the age of 63 years, with his best friend Donna by his side, after succumbing to his battle with cancer.

Tom was born in Calgary to Roy and Dora. He is survived by his parents; and his children, Cory and Denise.

Tom will be remembered as a joyful child, athletic youth, supportive husband, loving father and an ambitious man. After growing up in Calgary, Tom and Shelley married in 1969 and moved to Airdrie to start their own life and family. After several small business ventures with various partners, Tom found his niche as the sole proprietor of a septic service company. Tom was an active member of the community, volunteering his time to help with building of the first indoor arena and later as a minor hockey and swim coach.

Tom will be lovingly remembered by his son Cory; daughter Denise; grandson Cody; parents Dora and Roy; brother Robert (Rob) and his family, Loy, Litonya, Tate, Zoee; sister Sandra (Sandy) and partner Debbie; his favourite Aunt Edna and her family, Andreas, Daryl, Craig, Pam, Little Daryl, Kennedy, Ryker. He was predeceased by his loving wife Shelley and will be laid to rest by her side.

Graveside Services will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A Gathering to immediately follow at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Southwood Hospice, 211 Heritage Drive S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1M9, Telephone: 403-252-0620

In living memory of Thomas Hetherington, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Stacy & Susan Rachkewich :

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Tom’s passing, we enjoyed a very special friendship with him. An amazing, good natured and fun loving man, he will be sorrily missed. Our thoughts and prayers are for the family, Rest in Peace our friend.
    Love Stacy & Susan

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  2. I am so sorry to hear that Tom has passed away. I was a customer of Tom’s, but we always had a nice visit. He always spoke so lovingly of his family, impressing me.

    He made a difference in his work and with his family.

    Sincerely,
    Debra Helmer

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  3. Barry, Jeanne, Marcus & Amanda (Rebec) Pankiw :

    Our deepest condolences go out to Cory, Denise and family. We share many fond memories as neigbours on our acreages on Symons Valley Road north. Tom and Shelley will always have a fond, happy spot in our hearts. Love Barry, Jeanne, Marcus & Amanda (Rebec) Pankiw

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  4. Judi Davis (Brehmer) :

    To the Hetherington family, Roy, Dora, Cory, Denise, Robert and Sandra

    I am sorry to hear about Tom. He and Shelly were special to me and I can still hear his laugh. Keep your memories close.

    Judi Davis (Brehmer)

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  5. Marie Knox & Family :

    To the Hetherington Family – We are so sorry for your loss. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with all of you.

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  6. I am really sorry to hear about your loss. Please know you are in our prayers.

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  7. Cory, Denise and Family,

    My deepest condolences go out to you both, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad was such a great man who made friends with all he met. I have so many memories we all shared along with many laughs that I will cherish always. My heart goes out to you….xox

    Kari

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  8. Denise, Cory, Roy & Dora, Rob, and Sandy;

    I am so sorry to hear about Tom. He was always a good man to me, and I know he will be truly missed by you all.

    I have many fond memories of Tom… One that stands out is the time we spent camping at Pine Lake. He was always keen to wake us up and get us out behind the boat early for the good water, always wanting his kids and their friends to be taken care of, and to have some fun together.

    I hope I can share these stories with Cody as he grows up, so that he can have some fond memories of his Grandfather and know what a loving man he was.

    Mike

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