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July 26, 1928 – September 13, 2012

Alberta and Canada lost a statesman, a leader and a visionary when Peter Lougheed passed away peacefully in Calgary on an Alberta blue sky day, on September 13, 2012. Our family lost our beloved husband, dad, and grandfather. We celebrate his life, and live in gratitude for his love and presence.

As with anyone of such stature and accomplishment, the stories of the personal man and the family man are as numerous as those recorded publicly. These we hold dear and with a great sense of blessing.

Peter Lougheed was born and raised in Calgary on July 26, 1928, the son of Edgar Donald Lougheed and Edna Alexandria Bauld of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He felt connected to his Nova Scotia roots, but it was through his grandparents, Lady Isabella & Sir James Lougheed, that he inherited his pioneer spirit and strong sense of community service. They were instrumental in weaving the fabric of Calgary’s rich and growing civic and cultural life in their day. Peter grew up in the Depression, which through its profound impact, instilled in him a strong sense of social responsibility and the importance of interconnectedness within a community.

A natural leader, Peter was both a scholar and an athlete. He grew up playing team sports, as he would say, “365 days a year.” As a young boy his buddies could count on “Pete LaHeed” to lead the charge and ‘call the game’. Lifelong friendships were forged, and lessons in teamwork deeply ingrained through his involvement in sports during those early, formative years.

Peter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950, followed by his Bachelor of Laws in 1952 from the University of Alberta. He wore his U of A ring all his life. During his time at the U of A he played football for the Golden Bears, was a proud Delta Upsilon fraternity member and President of the Students’ Union. He also played two seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos as a running back, proudly wearing the Number 30. He may have been small, but he was fast.

Peter met the love of his life, Jeanne Rogers at the U of A ‘Tuck Shop’.
It was through Mom’s eyes, who was trained in the fine arts, that he learned to appreciate the world of music, ballet, opera and theatre. To gain her attention ‘Peter the jock’ started going to concerts and performances. Jeanne taught Peter to love arts and culture – though she couldn’t quite teach him to sing in key – and Peter taught Jeanne to appreciate sports, although she never attempted the spiral toss.

Peter and Jeanne were married in Edmonton in 1952, and moved to Boston where Peter completed his MBA at the Harvard Business School while Jeanne supported him. After returning to Calgary in 1954 they started their family and were soon blessed with their four children; Stephen (Mary), Andrea, Pam (Frank Stack), and Joe (Vivian Kolias Lougheed). Peter and Jeanne celebrated their 60th anniversary last June.

Peter began his law career in Calgary with Fenerty, Fenerty, McGillivary, Prowse & Brennan. After several years he left Fenerty and joined Mannix Co. Ltd. as General Counsel. Peter’s work for Mannix took him around the world and expanded his awareness of Alberta’s potential on the global stage. Fred Mannix was both a mentor and a friend to him. Peter went on to become a mentor to many. He later returned to private legal practice.

Peter’s energies soon moved to politics and in 1965 he was elected leader of a small political party that held no seats in the provincial legislature. With his entrepreneurial spirit and optimistic character he put the lessons of the playing field, student politics, business and law to work on building a team, a vision, and an action plan that resonated with the citizens of Alberta. During the 20 years under his leadership the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party won four successive majority governments between 1971 and 1982. Peter served 14 years as the Province’s 10th Premier. He profoundly loved this land and was honoured to serve the people of Alberta and Canada.

The magnitude of his accomplishments during his public life are rivaled only by the immense volume of loving memories held forever in the hearts of his children and grandchildren. As committed as he was, he always had quality time for his family. We all loved our ski trips, bike rides and precious family time at the Banff cottage. He taught us to throw (and some of us, to catch) a football. With Mom we attended concerts, and with Dad we cheered on our favorite sports teams. He was our enthusiastic cheerleader and supporter at dance recitals, band concerts, basketball games and track meets. He was friend and mentor. We learned so many life lessons from him through how he lived his life: with integrity, compassion, a genuine curiosity, and a belief there was always a solution to a problem. Most of all he treated everyone he met with respect.

Peter and Jeanne were blessed with seven grandchildren; Kathleen, Meredith, Eryn, Trevor, Dylan, James and Cleo. They loved sharing ice cream and stories, and most especially, his hugs. They loved their Papa. The grandchildren would like Papa to know…”

We are so grateful we have you to carry in our hearts for the rest of our lives.”

We as a family have been overwhelmed and humbled by the love and public outpouring since Dad’s passing. And as we have become aware of the magnitude of those whose lives he touched, we realize how fortunate we were to have had a husband, dad and grandfather who gave to us first, but had enough for so many others. That’s how big and bright his spirit was – and will remain.

A Memorial Service will be held at The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, (1415 – 14 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Peter Lougheed, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. As a proud Albertan I wanted to send my condolences to your family. Peter Lougheed was a man who defined an Alberta I could be proud of. His foresight and leadership generated prosperity for average citizens of Alberta and Canada. Thank you for sharing him with us.

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  2. Sincere condolences to the Lougheed family.

    Great job Peter, thank you.

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  3. Sorry for your loss on your father, husband & grandfather. He made Alberta what it is today. I am glad there are places to remember him by. Sleep on Peter.

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  4. With a deep feeling of loss to all Albertans and many more I send my condolences to his family. I have to say I felt honored to have known Peter. Having been somewhat of a oil woman pioneer while making my way in my career in that capacity and many times in his company I felt unbelievably blessed that he never forgot my name. He made my day even more recently at Britannia Pharmacy he came over to me to say “hello”. He left a legacy that will never be forgotten with the improvements he made in industry in our province and country.

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  5. Adriano Di Stefano :

    My deepest condolences to the Lougheed family. I will remember Peter for all the things he has done for our province. I am proud to be an Albertan. His leadership was unmatched.
    A true gentleman.

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  6. So sorry for your loss Jeanne. On behalf of the Gordie Brown family please accept our sincere condolences.

    Bo Brown

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  7. David Humphreys :

    Dear Jeanne and family,
    Cecilia and I treasure the memories of the energy that Peter brought to the huge task of building the party in the sixties. I shall always be grateful that Premier Lougheed gave me consulting work when I needed it after the fall of the Clark government. We are proud to have known a great human being and a great leader. We offer our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    David & Cecilia Humphreys

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  8. Daron Waldenberger :

    My condolences to your loss of Peter. I recently was fortunate to meet Peter for the first time at the PLC a couple months back a very graceful man.

    Daron Waldenberger

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  10. To The Lougheed Family, we are sorry for your loss. I was at the first rally at the Jubilee in Edmonton. We were so excited for Peter Lougheed. Everyone had posters. We were all cheering and happy to be there. What an exciting night and time it was. This was my first time voting in a provincial election.

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  11. Ronald Holgerson :

    My deepest condolences to Jeanne, Andrea and the Lougheed family – memories of acting classes and the Board of the Alberta Ballet School, opening the Citadel Theatre, hosting Leo Chevalier at The Bay and working at Canada Council. Peter Lougheed was very much one of Canada’s greatest leaders, admired by all he touched!

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  12. Bill and Janet L'Heureux :

    Our family lived on the same street as Jeanne and Peter in 1992-3 when I was transferred to Calgary; and got to know them. What luck ! Years later when Peter got an Honourary degree from U of T , and I was back in Toronto and on the U of T board, then President Rob Prichard asked me to be Peter and Jeanne’s chaperone for the day. What fun ! Then that night at a dinner, Rob asked about ten individuals around the room to say a few words and Peter responded. Naturally he remembered everything that was said and of course said something nice about each speaker.What a man ! He had everything – grace, intelligence, leadership, honesty, modesty and enthusiasm.

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  13. Anne Kimoff and family :

    To the family of a great human being my sincere condolences….

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  14. While I never met or knew Mr. Lougheed, like so many of us, his presence is/was well known.

    He was a truly outstanding and accomplished individual who contributed so much to the benefit of our province, Alberta.

    I live relatively close to hospital that bares his name and have had many medical treatments there. I know that he has been highly praised for making the oil and gas industry what it is today and as an individual working in the oil and gas industry, I personnaly appreciate all that Mr. Lougheed stood for.

    To Mr Lougheed himself, I would like to say: “Well done, good and faithful servant. You used your life well and God will be honoured by it”.

    Lovingly remember,
    Cathy White

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  15. I feel I owe my career to Mr Lougheed. First, he had the foresight to create a provincial fund to attract filming to the province. This kick started the careers of many of us still in the industry today. I was fortunate to have received a grant from the Ministry of Culture in the late 70’s to attend film makeup training in New York. All that was ever asked of me was that I use my talents in Alberta. I have – for 34 years. I have been fortunate to receive many local and international awards over my career. I last saw Peter and the beautiful Jeanne at the AMPIA awards show in the spring. I tried to reach him to thank him in person but wasn’t able to. So, I thank you his family for sharing this amazing man with the Province. May your treasured memories lessen the pain of his loss.
    Gail Kennedy
    Vice President
    International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Motion Picture Technicians, Local 212

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  16. David and Val Niblock :

    We recognize the accomplishments and contributions that Premier Lougheed made to Alberta and the country. But few spoke of the contribution he made to families. Our family was one of the 70’s where mortgage rates were high (10.75%), money was tight and our recreation needed to be cheap. Premier Lougheed subsidized mortgate rates, controlled utility rates and gas and built city and provincial parks so families could camp with free wood. As I watch our grandchildrens family struggle (two teachers and 3 kids) I long for another Lougheed to share the wealth and recognize the needs of families. You were truly fortunate to have such a Dad and Papa. Thank you for adding to our life.
    David and Val Niblock

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  17. Please know how saddened I was by Mr. Lougheed’s passing, and my fond recollecions of my association as adviser to him in his capacity of Chairman of the Canadian Panel in the Canada Japan Forum 2000. It was a privilege, not only from a professional but also a personal point of view in obeserving the subtleties of effective leadership. The day of his death was marked by exchanging email reminiscences of him with a friend. As we were doing this, I reflected on how very many people were probably doing the same.
    Yours sincerely,
    Stephen Heeney

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  18. Aritha van Herk :

    Sincere condolences to the Lougheed family on the loss of a man who was Alberta’s truest maverick, exceptional in every way. He gave this province so much. Thank you for sharing him with the whole province.

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  19. Deborah Coulter and Senator Thelma Chalifoux :

    Retired Senator Thelma Chalifoux and family wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the Honourable Mr. Peter Lougheed. Senator Chalifoux says that as one of Alberta’s first pioneer families – Peter Lougheed carried on his strong family legacy and that his memory in turn, will act as a reminder of the courage and strength of the people of Alberta. I am proud to say that we supported him as one of his constituents in the early 1960’s when he was first elected as an MLA for Calgary West. (He came door to door to meet each and every one of us.) At that time Senator Chalifoux was a single mother struggling to create a better future for her children and Mr. Lougheeds’ exceptional leadership throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s provided a strong foundation to strengthen our province’s social services, for both rural and urban communities. In my later role as a Metis rights activist, his respect and recognition of the rights of Aboriginal Albertans was also groundbreaking. He was truly a staunch and dedicated man who always kept the best interests of all Albertans at heart. Our world is so much better because he was in it. Thank you so much for all you did Mr. Lougheed and may your family be comforted in your memory.
    Debbie Coulter on behalf of Senator Thelma Chalifoux (Ret.) and family.

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  20. Diane and Alfred Hayman :

    To all the Lougheed family:
    Please accept our sincere sympathy on the death of your husband, Dad, and grandfather. He was a well loved man all across Canada- and I am sure, was one of the few Premiers who was so fondly remembered all his life. Several years ago, I sent him a clipping from The Halifax Herald, in which a cab driver from Antigonish told the reporter, that the best cab fare he ever had was Peter Lougheed and his wife, whom he picked up at the Halifax Airport! I am sure you all saw this clipping, as he told me- in a letter of thanks- that he was going to share it with you all. In that personal letter which will always be a cherished possession, he also told me of his Nova Scotian roots.
    We watched the State Memorial Service this afternoon, and said, “What a fitting tribute for such a great man”! He will always be remembered with much fondness from coast to coast in this wonderful country of Canada- and as many said today, “Thank you for sharing Peter Lougheed with us.”
    With sincere sympathy,
    Diane and Alfred Hayman
    Westville, Nova Scotia

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  21. Mrs. Lougheed, Stephen, Andrea, Pam, Joe and all your grandchildren:

    What an ordeal you have been through, but it was wonderful that you allowed all of Canada and the Province to mourn with you.

    There is so much I would like to say, but it’s been said before. You have Jim to lean on, and he will always be there for you.

    The entire Cook family worked on all of Peter’s campaigns, as did so many others in Mount Royal. I chuckled at the mass exodus – it seemed as if all my friends moved with you!

    I am hoping that you have heard from my brother, Rollie Cook. I did let him know immediately. Mrs. Virginia Capen was devestated with the news, as was her daughter, Janet. So please allow me to offer condolences on behalf of all of them.

    Peter’s legacy will live on, more so than any other Premier or Prime Minister. My parents, Ian and Hope Cook thought the world of him, and thoroughly enjoyed each and every campaign! Daddy skoffed at Ralph Klein, and hated Stelmack. He just wished that Peter would return to the political arena — or that Jim Dinning would run.

    One regret I have is that I should have contacted Peter when Daddy was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame. I actually thought that you would be too busy, because there was no stopping Peter!

    Daddy spent his final years watching with great interest the renovations at Lougheed House. When he died, the gardens were being restored. An interesting side note is that my great-grandfather, Dr. William Morrison MacKay travelled to Calgary with my great-grandmother and several children –to stay with Peter’s family at Lougheed House.

    Mrs Lougheed, if you can think of anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask! I would be thrilled to do anything!

    In the meantime, I’d like to extend my condolences to your entire family. How proud you and Peter must have been!

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  22. Stephen,
    My sincerest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. It seems like yesterday that we were in Calgary, the Queen’s contingent – all hands on deck working at the Conventions – and me one year on security not letting the Prime Minister’s wife in to hear her husband, Joe Clark speak!
    You gave a wonderful, heartfelt speech today. Your father’s passing has touched us all. He was a great inspiration.

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  23. Joseph and Philomena Stratton :

    Peter Lougheed was a great Canadian and a great Albertan. He will be missed. Our sincere sympathy to the Lougheed family. Joseph and Philomena Stratton

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  24. Diana Feniak-Ponich :


    I would like to offer my sincere sympathies to you all on the loss of your dear husband, father, and grandfather.

    In 1981, I was a single mother. I had already achieved a B.A. (Honours English), the B.L.S. degree, and the Dip.Ed. But I wanted to upgrade the B.L.S. degree to the Master’s level. Thanks to Mr. Lougheed, who had the foresight to establish the Alberta Heritage Trust Fund, and within that fund, to establish the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund, I was able to win the Career Development Scholarship. These desperately needed funds helped me to earn the Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences without going into debt – in 1983. This achievement has meant so much to me and my family, and I couldn’t have done it without the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund. Thank you, Mr. Lougheed. Godspeed. “Good night, sweet prince and may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

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  25. Heartfelt sympathies from the Shadee Lane Ranch family of Dr. Arnold H. Lane (dentist, d. 2008) and Mrs. Jean Lane, former residents of Winterburn Alberta who were political supporters of, and friends with Peter Lougheed and his family.

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  26. Kathryn McGrath :

    Sincere symptathy to all the family. We had a most memorable visit with Mum and Dad returning from the UK years ago when I worked for Wardair. We found them both to be very engaging, sociable and interested in my husband’s work in medicine. A long flight and a short story of Albertan’s vs the UK personalities….we will never forget!
    And will also be eternally greatful!

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  27. Please accept our condolences to your whole family,as we thought alot of E. Peter. What a great man. My husband drove You Jean & Peter on a number of occasions as a professional driver a few years ago. Iver said what kind a couple you are. Thanks for all you did!!

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  28. My sincere condolences to the Lougheed family on your great loss. Canada and Alberta are much better because of Peter Lougheed. I had the pleasure and good fortune to work with Peter after the sale of Luscar. Not only was he a valued mentor who opened many doors, he treated me as a friend. I will always treasure my association with this great man.


    Reg Toliver

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  29. Having grown up in a time when Peter Lougheed was premier of this great province, I feel especially proud to be not just an Albertan but a Calgarian just like him.

    I never met the man personally but I feel a strong connection to him thru his many accomplishments which make our province the best place in all the world to be living, we have Premier Peter to thank for this.

    Men like him come around ever so rarely and we don’t always see their brilliance till later in life, and in Peter’s case he saw alot of the good he did for our province before he was taken from us all, may I extend to Jeanne and the family my deepest and sincerest condolences at this time, it can’t be easy to have to deal with it, but it will get easier.

    I know you has well as I and countless thousands more will never forget the man, the father, the politician and statesman that was Peter Lougheed.

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  30. Margaret Lounds :

    Dear Jeannie

    It is with great sorrow that I offer condolences to you and your family. Having worked, albeit not recently, with both you and Peter, I know the great relationship you had. He was a good husband, father and man. I hope that you can find peace and comfort as time passes.

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  31. Peggy Whyte(Jones) :

    It is with astonishment and sadness I send the family my deepest condolences. I remember Peter when he lived in the old ranch house at the end of 4 street northwest and Tache Avenue in 1963. He will be missed by all and he has found peace and happiness, until we meet again, he will be waiting at the dropping off place.

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  32. Bruce MacLellan :

    I had the good fortune to meet with Mr. Lougheed several times while I worked for a Minister in the Mulroney government. He was a true gentleman and took an interest in everyone he met. Karen and I are sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing your husband and father with Canada for all of these years.

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  33. Don and Karleen Sabey :

    We are very sorry for your loss. Peter touched so many lives both personally and professionally in such a positive way. We will miss him very much. We hope you take comfort in the love you shared and the many accomplishments you achieved together.
    Don and Karleen

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  34. My heartfelt condolences to you. As a former employee of both the PC Party and
    the Premier (I was George deRappard’s
    Assistant) I can sincerely say that Peter
    Lougheed was undoubedtedly the greatest man I ever had the privilege to meet and
    serve. My first day on the job in the
    Premier’s office, he was the first person to greet me – coming right to my desk, hand outstretched and enthusiastically
    saying “Welcome aboard Shirley”.

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  35. From Beverly Haines :

    I have a heartfelt message from an elderly lady that was trying to write her condolence’s at the Lougheed House on 13th Ave SW today. I was walking past to go into our CBS parking lot and heard this ‘Help’. An elderly lady with a walker was trying to get into the lower level. she had struggled to get down the ramp and really wanted to get in so she could personally sign the condolences book.

    She had traveled quite a distance. I offered to take her message snd send it to you as she doesn’t have a computer. May it be a blessing to you to know the importance Albertan’s place on all that your husband, father and grandfather contributed to making Alberta a better place for generations to come … here are her words:

    “To the Lougheed family, I wish to give you my heartfelt condolences and sympathy for the passing of Peter. Being born in Alberta, I followed closely Peter’s policical career when Peter fought back Trudeau on the Energy Program and tied to bring in the carbon tax. It brought out a lot of anger towards him. Peter Lougheed was the greatest Premier of Canada as so may will agree. He will be sadly missed by all Conservatives.

    Bless you all and God keep you, the family in his grace.

    Yours truely,
    Beverly Haines

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  36. Jeanne Lefebvre :


    We were very sorry to hear of the death of your father. He had a magnificent personality and was so much a part of Alberta. He will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
    Jeanne Lefebvre (David’s sister) and Harvey Olsen.

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