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HINER – Gladys Mary

February 4, 1916 – August 9, 2009

Gladys Mary Hiner, born in Sedgwick, Alberta on February 4, 1916, passed away in Calgary on August 9, 2009 at the age of 93 years. Gladys was the last surviving child of her parents John Charles and Clara Gladys Bridges – her brother Charles having passed in 1976 and her sister Winifred having passed in 2000. Gladys is survived by Lee Fuge (partner Mary Jane) of Victoria and Lee’s children Vanessaa (partner Dave) Ennis and her son Travis, and Jennifer Harvey (husband Rob) and their children Bobbie, Cassie, Alex and Ryan, all of Calgary. Gladys is also survived by Terry Hiner (wife Laura), and their children James (wife Julie) and Matthew (wife Julie) also all of Calgary. Gladys spent her early years in the Edmonton area and came to Calgary in 1951. From the age of 16 she had various interesting jobs and spent her last 30 working years with Brinkerhoff Drilling (Challenger Drilling). Upon her retirement in 1981 the company dedicated a drilling rig in her honour – the Gladys H rig in Lafayette, Louisiana. In the 20 years after her retirement, Gladys travelled the world extensively, visiting many exotic locations including Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. She enjoyed being independent, was a keen gardener and loved her house in Glendale. She moved from her home at the age of 86 and finally resided in the Lodge at Valley Ridge. For almost her entire life, she was blessed with good health but eventually time caught up and her health deteriorated quickly over the past year. At Gladys’ request no Funeral or Memorial Service will be held. You may forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to World Vision Canada, P.O. Box 76067, #240, 70 Shawville Boulevard SE Calgary, AB T2Y 2Z9 Telephone: (403) 254-6460, The family would like to thank Gladys’ special friend Vonnie Wilson, Dr. Hafiz and the staff at the Lodge of Valley Ridge for the support and comfort that they provided to Gladys over the past several years. We would also like to thank Dr. Sowa and the staff of Unit 81 at the Foothills Medical Centre as well as the staff at the Chinook Hospice for the kindness and care that they both provided to Gladys in her final days. In living memory of Gladys Hiner a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Ken and Terry Hagel :

    Hi Laura and Terry,

    We are very sorry for the loss of your mother.
    We will keep you in our prayers.

    Love and Peace,

    Terry and Ken Hagel

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  2. Heddy and Victor McCallum, Sylvan Lake. :

    Vic and I met Gladys in Feb.1952 when she
    chose my application for a position with
    Brinkerhoff Drilling. Gladys was a true
    friend and we kept in contact through
    the years. Gladys was a beautiful lady and will be missed by all. Condolonces to
    Leona and Terry and your families. May
    she rest in peace. Remembering with love-
    Heddy and Vic McCallum

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  3. Laura Brinkerhoff Palmer :

    The family of Robert Walter Brinkerhoff sends condolences to Gladys’ family on the occasion of her passing. She was a part of our lives through Brinkerhoff Drilling for many years — we always appreciated the thorough, conscientious, professional and considerate way that she acted as Dad’s personal assistant (and mentor to me when I worked for the company) and kept things rolling smoothly. Gladys was a lovely person and we know she will be sadly missed.

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