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September 18, 1944 – Swift Current, Saskatchewan
December 14, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Arvid Leinan beloved husband of Irene of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the age of 70 years surrounded by family.

Arvid graduated in 1967 from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation and until his retirement in 2008, he worked as a Petroleum Engineer for Cheveron, Halliburton Oilfield Services and Bissett Resources in Houston, TX, Whitecourt AB, Fort St John, BC, Venezuela, Edmonton and Calgary. He was an active member of the Petroleum Society and recipient of their Outstanding Service Award. In his spare time, he loved music and playing violin. Arvid also enjoyed physical activity and was an avid runner, hiker and outdoor enthusiast. He was a wine maker and connoisseur, and loved to travel and experience different cultures, read and learn. He will be remembered as a handyman and Trivial Pursuit powerhouse. Arvid was an active Rotarian since 1977, as well as a founding member and former president of Centennial Rotary Club of Calgary.

Arvid is survived by his wife of 47 years, Irene; daughter Valerie Leinan and spouse (Craig Taillefer) of Ottawa; son Brent Leinan and spouse (Andrea Ramcharan) of Calgary; Mother Helen Leinan of Swift Current, SK; siblings Linda Leinan (Todd Sloan) of Ottawa, Audrey Wakeling (Tom) of Edmonton, Bruce Leinan (Sue) of Calgary, Lois Lempert (Gary) of Vancouver, and Laurel Howell (Alan) of Leinan SK. He is also survived by his 14 nephews and nieces; Aunt Bernice Zagozeski, Uncle Joe Zagozeski (Ruth); and sister-in-law Mary Knight. He was predeceased by his father Allen Leinan in 1987.

Relatives and friends are invited to a prayer service at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard, Calgary) on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception and tributes at the church hall. Condolences may be forwarded through The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Newport Harbour’s Care Centre for all their support.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

In living memory of Arvid Leinan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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