June 11, 1952 – Edmonton, AB
December 14, 2013 – Lloydminster, AB
John William “Bill” beloved husband of Kathy Lovse (nee Hertz) of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the age of 61 years.
Bill grew up in Edmonton. He moved to Calgary to work with his dad and started his own company shortly thereafter. He married the love of his life Kathy on June 12, 1981.
Bill graduated with a BSC in civil engineering from the University of Alberta in 1976, and a BSC in surveying engineering from the University of Calgary in 1992. He was a graduate student and teaching assistant from 1993 – 1994 and research associate and manager of dynamic alignment project at the University of Calgary from 1994 to 1995. He received his ALS in December 1998 and completed his pilot’s licence over ten years ago. He was a professional engineer, both civil and geomatics and an Alberta Land Surveyor.
Bill was a ALSA council member from 2002-2004, volunteer/president of the High River Regional Airport Board, member of Midlands United Church, member of Calgary 55+ Hockey Association, APEGA, ALSA, and AOPA. Bill loved to debate, play hockey, fly planes and socialize with and help others. He loved his toys and technology. He had his instrumental flight rating (IFR) and authored a geomatic engineering paper. He was the beverage coordinator and manager for hockey.
Besides his loving wife Kathy, Bill is survived by two daughters, Krista and Lisa Lovse; parents John Lovse and Lois Stockdale; and two brothers Tony and Martin.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations may be made directly to South Fish Creek Recreation Association (SFCRA), with the notation: “Financial Assistance Donation in Memory of Bill Lovse”, 100 – 333 Shawville Blvd. S.E. Calgary, AB T2Y 4H3, (403)201-8652.
In living memory of Bill Lovse, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences