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MacPHERSON, Daniel
September 28, 1935 – Glace Bay, NS
June 21, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Daniel MacPherson of Calgary passed away peacefully on Saturday June 21, 2014 at the age of 78 years.

Dan was born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia attending New Aberdeen Public School where he excelled both academically and in various sports including, baseball, rugby, track & field and hockey. Dan joined the Air Force at the age of 17 on May 21, 1953 and served until the time of his accident. He left the Air Force on March 21, 1955. Although short in duration, Dan always spoke about those that served and gave their lives for our freedom. He was involved with the legion and contributed in many ways including organizing poppies and Remembrance Day ceremonies.

After his time in the Air Force, he worked in various fields including the introduction of electronic beverage dispensing. Dan travelled numerous times across Canada and the United States making his way from Calgary to Glace Bay and back. He spent much of his time at the Horse Races which he loved.

Dan will be greatly missed by his son Greg MacPherson (Colinda); and daughters, Charlotte MacPherson-Levesque (Joe) and Michelle MacPherson (Randy) of Calgary; his former wife Mary MacPherson (nee Born) as well as his grandchildren, Paul, Nolan, Taylor, Austin, Ellie, Spencer, Farrah, Abbey, Sophie, Major, and Risto; sisters, Gertrude “Tootsie”, Isabel and Joan; brothers, Lem (Donna), Gus (Vera) and friend Steve Caissie.

Dan was predeceased by his grandson Daniel Paul MacPherson; his parents Gertrude Mae (nee Boutilier) and Thomas Clarke MacPherson and sister Emily; brothers, William (Margie), Neil (Orma), Mark (Shirley), Tommy (Agnes) and Johnny; and his loving friend Greta Miles, who passed away unexpectedly on June 20, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery in the “Field of Honour”. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Daniel MacPherson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Rob and Cindy Wiebe :

    Please accept our sincerest condolences and genuine sorrow for your loss. There are no words as we know from our own week and saying goodbye to Mom/Greta that each day will bring more light and memories of those we have lost.
    We may not be able to come to the funeral; however, please know our thoughts are with you and plan too attend the tree planting memorial in September for mom and for Dan.
    Our thoughts are with you all.

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  2. Toots (MacPherson)French &Family :

    With deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad who was a great father, grandfather, and brother. I know you will miss him dearly as will I. He is an angel now and will suffer no longer. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in many great memories and feel the love surrounding each of you. God Bless. Love always, Tootsie & Family xoxox

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  3. Florence & Maurice Caissie :

    Greg, Charlotte, Michelle and all your families. Sincere condolences and deepest sympathy.
    It is always hard to cope with the loss of a dear family member but take comfort that your
    dad is now taking care of you from above. May he rest in peace.
    Florence and Maurice

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  4. Elise and Rick de Carvalho :

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss….our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.
    Elise and Rick

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  5. Anna Mac Isaac :

    We were so very sorry to hear about Danny’s passing…Danny meant a lot to our family and we want you to know our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time..The Mac Isaac family.

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