July 7, 1922 – May 1, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Army at the Carewest Colonel Belcher surrounded by his loving family.
Army was born in 1922 in Williamstown, Ontario where he spent his childhood. After finishing high school, Army enlisted in the Armed Forces where he proudly served with the 2nd Canadian Survey Regiment RCA. He saw duty in France, Belgium and Holland. In 1995 he attended the fifty year celebrations for the liberation of Holland.
After the war, Army moved west to Calgary in 1950 where he began his surveying career under Bob McCutcheon. It was at this time he met the love of his life, Connie Bell. They married in Winnipeg on May 10, 1952 then settled in Calgary and in the next seven years, had three children. During this time, Army studied then wrote his final exams to become an Alberta Land Surveyor in 1961. Together with partners, in 1965, Wolley-Dod and MacCrimmon Surveys was formed. Army served as President of the Alberta Land Surveyors in 1970. Army enjoyed a long and successful career with his company and was always held in the highest regard by his colleagues as a hard-working, honest and fair man. His quick wit and great sense of humor brought joy to everyone he knew.
In his retirement years, Army enjoyed bird-watching, photography, fishing, family geneology, listening to the CBC radio, as well as leisurely road trips on secondary highways exploring places he hadn’t seen. Army had also kept a daily journal since 1955, chronicling his life and family experiences. We will cherish these forever. Thanks for the memories Dad – c’est bon!
Army is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Connie, daughters Cathy (Glen), Jeannie (Dave) son John (Lisa) as well as six adored grandchildren; Bob, Lauren, Alison, Joanne, Jason and Megan. Army is also survived by his sister Alison MacCrimmon (Jean) and his niece and nephews, Bob, John, Jim and Alison Irvine, as well as brothers-in-law, John (Mary) Bell and Peter (Pat) Bell and their families. He was predeceased by his sister Morag (Jack) Irvine in 1996.
A celebration of Army’s life will be held at the Elbow Springs Golf Club (240086 Lott Creek Drive) on Friday, May 6th at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to either The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. or the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of the caring and compassionate staff at the Colonel Belcher who always made Dad feel at home. Merci! A special thanks to Army’s caregiver and friend Glenn Cameron for all his kindness. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Army MacCrimmon, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences