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HOGAN, Donald Michael

October 11, 1947 – January 26, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Don Hogan passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013. His lengthy battle with cancer ended peacefully.

Don lived and traveled in many places. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family. He made friends with anyone he encountered and loved to engage in a good debate. He had a lot of wisdom to share but also loved to learn from others.

Don is survived by his children, Krista (Tyler) Seitz, Leah (Richard) Lyne, Dr. Chad Hogan, and Dr. Michael (Marie-Annik) Barrie; nine grandchildren; his ex-wife and long time friend Donna; and his siblings, Bill (Ria), Gordon, Irene (Robert), Garry (Dona), and Kathy.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Don’s honour may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of Don Hogan, 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. Rod & Joan Dyck :

    Our heartfelt condolences to Donna and family. Although we have not been in touch for years we remember such good times spent with Don & Donna. He was a great friend. We will always remember him. Our hearts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.

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  2. Ron Renneberg :

    My heart shows great sadness. My mind says Don is free from his earthly cancer fight and he held the winning belt for a long time. My visit with him this past summer was a great reflection of the many times I was in his company, an intellect at times, but always a guy with great affection for those in his surroundings. May the family and many other hearts grieve but may the minds understand that his quality of life was removed. While even enduring that his positive character remained for all to see and understand. His Lord just needed a little more time to prepare for his arrival at his now happy place. And he needed the additional time to show his positive character to his family and others for as long as he could. Until we meet again Don, I will be remembering the good times I had with you. May the Family now begin to heal and accept that his life on earth affected many in a positive way. The loss of a good man is always more difficult. Until we meet again Don, I know you will continue to take care of, and watch over those you loved and those that loved you.
    Ron

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  3. Lorne Doepker :

    Janice and I were so sorry to hear that Don had passed away, even though we knew his health was failing. Our whole family wishes to express our sincere condolences to your whole family during this difficult time. Don was a such a cheerful person and was always a pleasure to be around. He will be sorely missed.

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  4. Ted and Carol Rawson :

    We have wonderful memories of our Grande Cache neighbour and friend. Our hearts go out to Don’s family. When we visited him in the fall, he still exhibited his old exuberance. He proudly brought us up to date about his family and we were so happy to share his excitement. We felt a deep sadness but his lively chat and smiles comforted us. We have great admiration for his ability to look at the positives in life. He loved life and we were blessed to have known him.

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  5. Allan & Darlene Ford :

    Dear Donna & family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you all. We have such wonderful memories of Don and your family while you were in Medicine Hat as well as in New Zealand. Our last visit with you was when you welcomed us into your Red Deer home and Don had to buy our boys ice cream cones! We will think of him with many fond memories always a smile on his face, a fun loving, kind man! Hugs to you all XO

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  6. Craig Linsley :

    Dear Donna and Hogan family, it is with great sorrow and our deepest sympathy that we heard that our cousin and nephew Donald has passed away. We are sorry that the last time we saw him he was very young and we wish we could have spent more time with him as he grew and became an adult. He will always be remembered in our hearts. Please accept our condolences from your extended family.
    Uncle Donald Linsley, Cousins Paul and Craig

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  7. Joan and Wayne Conley :

    I only met Don once, at his sister Irene’s home, but I was impressed with his quick smile and his warm welcoming handshake.Over the years, Irene has told me many stories about Don and I know that he was a very loving and caring family man. My heart goes out to Don’s children, grandchildren, his siblings and Donna. Don will be missed.
    Angel Hugs from Joan and Wayne

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  8. Sending my deepest sympathy to all of you. I often remember the good times we shared. May Don rest in peace.

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  9. Dorinda Wegwitz :

    My most heartfelt condolences to Don’s family and close friends. It is a comfort to know that my girls father and my good friend, John Duncan, who worked with Don both in Medicine Hat and Red Deer will have a fella friend in the Heavens. Until we meet again Don.
    Cheers, Dorinda Wegwitz

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  10. Dorothy & Jim Penney :

    We were saddened to hear of Don’s passing. We are so sorry and I want you to know we are thinking of you and what you and your family must be going through right now. Please accept our condolences. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you. Hold tight to memories for comfort. God Bless.

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  11. Evelyn/ Andy Pacholek :

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing I had some great rounds of golf with Don/Irene. Condolences to Donna/family. Don will greatly missed.

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  12. Marie & Floyd Hansen :

    Dear Leah & family
    We are sorry to hearing of the passing of your father. Please accept condolences and sympathy, also extended to your mother and sister and brothers and their families. Remember the happy times you had together.
    Sincerely Marie & Floyd Hansen

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  13. Joyce and Dan Burton :

    Christa and Family, We were very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We very much enjoyed playing cards, golfing and had great conversations with him about his travels and family. We will miss you Don.

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  14. Gary Hennings & family :

    In recieving this news I feel a great deal of sadness. Although I have not seen him in a number of years such good memories flood back. He was such a fun loving guy who was a joy to know. He was a great family friend who will always be missed. Many condolences to his family and friends.

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  15. Aimee Phillpot :

    I am also saddened by this news and want to pass on my condolences to Don’s family.

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  16. My condolences. So very sad to hear of Don’s passing.

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  17. I am very saddened by Don’s passing. I was proud to have him as an Uncle. I bragged about him often. He was truly an inspiration for me and I excepted his advise as gospel. Don is amongst the bravest people I have met. He will be greatly missed by all the March family

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  18. Bill March and Family :

    Our thoughts, prayers, and tears are with you at this sorrowful time. Uncle Don was an amazing person and a great friend, and we loved him dearly. Loves and hugs,

    Bill, Colleen, Jane, Alice… and Allan.
    Ottawa

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  19. Jon Lyne & Jessica Madden :

    Our condolences to the family.
    Don was one of the friendliest people we’ve ever met. Always greeted with a hug instead of just saying hello. His inner light always shown through when he smiled. We’ll miss our conversations, his curiosity and his love of life.

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  20. Sorry to hear of Don’s passing.
    I enjoyed playing pool with Don and we will remember him.

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  21. Murray Campbell :

    It is with my deepest sympathy that I offer my condolences to Dons family. As I grew up in unity, I looked at Don as my big brother. The times we spent together and everything he taught me will never be forgotten.

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  22. My brother Don was so very precious to me as a child growing up and a caring, helpful brother as I grew older. I know how you are all hurting and I will be thinking of you and praying for you all today. Don and I had many very good talks over this painful time and I know he’s with the “Spirit in the Sky” (one of the songs he loved to dance to). I miss him so much. God bless you all, my family. I will be with you in spirit today as we say our final goodbye

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  23. Don Hogan was my leader at the Water Treatment Plant in Nova Chemicals, Joffre. We worked together for many years and I learned so much from him. Not only he was the best water specialist but also the most caring, responsible and efficient supervisor. He was also a good friend, I will remember him for many years. My condolences to Donna and their children.

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  24. maureen scott :

    Leah and family, I wanted you to know that your Dad held a special place in my heart. We had some wonderful times in the year he and I were friends. He was a fabulous dancer and had a great sense of humour and love of life. I am so sorry for your far too early loss.

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  25. I am saddened to hear Don’s death. My condolences to Donna and family! His professional accomplishments are noteworthy. I remember him best as being a hard working colleague in the good old days of Alberta Gas Chemicals. He started up of the Water Treatment units of Plant III in Medicine Hat and Waitara Valley Plant in New Plymouth, NZ. In particular, nobody deserves more credit than Don for building and starting up the clarifier, water treatment and waste water system of the Waitara Valley Methanol Plant. Along with his family, these are his legacies.

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  26. Ramesh Nageswaran :

    Our prayers and condolences to the Hogan family.

    I worked with Don about 30 years ago in Medicine Hat Alberta and New Zealand and remember him as an excellent worker and also a poker player of some accomplishment.
    May his soul rest in peace

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  27. Joyce Hvingelby :

    Have been out of the country and am very saddened to read of Don’s passing. For too short of a time I played bridge with Don while he lived in Strathmore. Apart from being a good player he was always so pleasant and had the special twinkle in his eyes. We have lost another to the special angel list.
    Joyce Hvingelby

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