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MACINNES, Wallace Bayne, Q.C.

August 11, 1927 – Winnipeg, MB
July 23, 2013– Calgary, AB

After a remarkable life, Wallace MacInnes passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the age of 85 years.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Wallace graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1951 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree. He married the love of his life, Margery Baker, in Winnipeg on May 25, 1951. The family finally settled in Calgary where Wallace became one of the founders of the law firm that became known as Ballem McDill MacInnes, and ultimately as Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. Wallace served on the boards of various professional organizations and corporations in the oil and gas industry, and held leadership positions with numerous charitable and philanthropic organizations, including the Alberta Cancer Foundation and Wood’s Christian Homes. He was involved with Parks Foundation Calgary, and served as President of Earl Grey Golf Club. In his free time, Wallace enjoyed hiking, skiing, golfing, tennis and squash. He lived his life fully and endured his recent illnesses with courage and good humour. A true gentleman lawyer, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his children Kathleen Henderson (Mark) of Edmonton, Margaret Scobie (Jeffrey) of Calgary and John MacInnes (Dawn) of Calgary; grand-children Michael, Graham and Sarah Henderson, Carolyn and Susan Scobie and Bayne MacInnes; and sisters Eleanor McDowall, Margaret Floyd and Hazel Hayles.

Wallace was predeceased by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Margery MacInnes; parents Roy and Kathleen MacInnes; grandson Donald Scobie; and brothers Ronald, Edward, and Campbell.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street SW, Calgary AB) on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Condolences may be forwarded In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made by cheque to the Donald Scobie Memorial Scholarship Fund, University of Alberta (University of Alberta Development Office, 3rd Floor, Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4P6; phone 780-492-4418).

In living memory of Wallace MacInnes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park 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. John Ballem :

    A remarkable man, a remarkable friend, a remarkable life indeed. I will always remember Wally’s smile and quiet confidence. My family will carry Wally’s memory in our hearts forever.

    Jackie and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the MacInnes family.

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  2. Andi Russell :

    I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.

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  3. Ann B. Brush :

    The families of Wallace’s first cousins Marion Bartlet Gow (1906-1992), Elizabeth (Betty) Bartlet Drake (1908-1997) and Alice Bartlet Turnbull (1912-1973) send their love and sympathy to Wallace’s family and to his sisters, Eleanor, Margaret and Hazel.
    Ann Turnbull Brush
    Mary Turnbull Barr
    Bonnie Gow Storey
    Elizabeth (Libby) Drake Thomsen

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  4. Shirley Rose :

    A very special gentleman in so many ways. It was a pleasure to have known Wallace. Dear MacInnes Family, Please accept our sincerest sympathies.

    Love, The Roses
    Mike Shirley, Erica, Colleen, Brandon, Jamie and Nicole

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  5. Sylvia De Angelis :

    I first met Mr. MacInnes when I was an articling student at Gowlings in 2002 and his office was two doors away from mine. I admired his thoughtfulness as a lawyer and he always had a kind word or genuine smile.

    My sincere condolences to his family.

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  6. Anne Kimoff and family :

    Thinking of you..

    Sincerely Anne Kimoff

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