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LIVESEY, Harold

February 23, 1928 – Manchester, UK
August 25, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Harold Livesey, much loved husband, Dad, Granddad and Great-Granddad, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Always a child at heart, he was a mischievous, unforgettable character who embraced life to the fullest, an imp from beginning to end. An adventurous spirit, he never refused a challenge, from learning to Telemark ski in his 50s, riding the COP luge in his 60s, or continuing his passion for motorcycling into his 70s. His escapades are family legend.

Harold spent his life working in the engineering field, and there was never an engineering problem he couldn’t solve. He designed everything from ore-crushers, to piping systems, to transmission lines. A jack-of-all-trades, he was master of most. He could visualize, design, build, or fix anything. Every job was meticulously planned and executed, with a backup plan if things didn’t go quite as anticipated. (“If the tree falls the other way, run like hell!”)

He was born in Manchester, England on February 23, 1928. On September 6, 1952, he married Barbara Moyes, and in 1957 the young and growing family immigrated to Canada, where they settled for a time in Vancouver. Work led them to the Okanagan, the Kootenays, Denver in the US, and then to Calgary.

Harold is survived by Barbara, his loving wife of 60 years; daughters, Anne Livesey-Husak (Merv Husak), Karen Livesey, and Miriam Crook (Terry Crook); grandchildren, Brandi Holman (Chad Goebel), Stephan Husak (Christie Husak), Andrew Livesey (Jennifer Livesey-Moore), Mairin Husak (Chris Andersen), Rachel Husak (Steven Gilks), Megan Magnus-Allan (Kris Allan), Samantha Husak, Courtnay Vande Beek (Travis Vande Beek), Michael Magnus and Cody Crook; and great-grandchildren Breanna, Cole, Gemma, Tristan, Michaela, Finley, Taylor, Lucas and Joren; and extended family in England. He was predeceased by his brother Stanley.

He was predeceased by his brother Stanley.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, www.alzheimer.ab.ca or a charity of their choice. The family would like to thank Dr. Annie Yau, the staff of Carewest Rouleau Manor, and Carewest George Boyack, for their loving care over the past two years.

In living memory of Harold Livesey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park/ Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. To Barbara and family: I’m so sorry for your loss. Having met Harold several times with Barbara, he was a really sweet man, kind and funny. It was a pleasure to know him.

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  2. Manny & Paulette Barke :

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Anne.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you , Merv and your family

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  3. Charlene Toews and Michael Dillahunty :

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of your Dad. We send our love and hold you in our prayers.

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  4. Dear friends, in a week of much sadness for myself & my organization nothing was sadder than hearing the news of Harold.
    Of all the clients I have known in my brief time spent in Carewest Harold held a very special place in my heart, I had said after knowing him in the beginning, he is a great example of why I do what I do and I love my work, what a sweet soul he was, my last visit with Harold was a great one at Fanning, I loved to make him laugh, the joy he had was incredible & immeasurable.
    All my love to your family, thank you for the gift of Harold.

    Robb

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  5. Dear Anne and Family,

    I was so sad to hear about the passing of your Dad. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you all. I’m sorry I couldn’t attend the funeral to support you all, give my love and hear more about your beloved Dad and Grandpa. Thinking of you all and praying as God brings you to mind. Much Love, Julie

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