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.Print This Obituary & Condolences