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MARQUETTE, Henry “Hank” James

August 11, 1935 – Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
May 12, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Henry Marquette beloved father passed away on May 12, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

Hank was born August 11, 1935 in Portage la Prairie to Joe and Myrtle Marquette. Hank and his sister Verna grew up on the family farm, where Hank first began dreaming of being a cowboy in the Calgary Stampede. He left the family in 1952, when he moved to Calgary to pursue his dream of being a cowboy. While he never did become a cowboy in the Stampede, Hank worked many jobs in Calgary including PCL construction and Otis Elevators, all while obtaining his trade ticket in carpentry from SAIT in 1962.

Hank moved to Airdrie in 1980, where he worked at Propak Systems until his retirement in 2000. He spent his retirement years loving all his time spent with family and friends. Always willing to help anyone who needed it and will always be remembered for his kindness to others. Hank spent his final years in Cochrane at the Bill Hill Lodge. He loved living at the lodge; he often said that the staff there treated him like a king.

Hank was most proud of his children, Cindy, Tim and Justin. Hank would always stop to tell stories about them to anyone who would listen. But whether you were one of his kids or not, Hank would be there to help in any situation. Hank was lovingly referred to as Grandpa by many of the kids from the neighbourhood. He will be lovingly remembered for his huge heart, kind soul and contagious smile.

Henry is survived by his children and their spouses, Cindy and Dwayne Beer, Tim and Mona Carder, and Justin Marquette and Christina Quttembaum; his step-children Jomelle Peepeetch and John Turner; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and his sister Verna and her husband Billy Sharp and their children.

Hank was predeceased by his parents Joe and Myrtle; and his step-daughter Jasmine Turner.

As per Henry’s wishes no services will be held; but a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Henry Marquette, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 403-948-1100


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  1. Janet Peeters and families :

    The cowboy now rides high with the angels. You are loved and will be missed by many Uncle Hank. Love from all of us in Manitoba.

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  2. We will miss you Uncle Hank

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  3. Sorry to hear the passing away of Hank. It did not seem that long ago when Hank was hired at Propak. Hank was willing to do anything at work but came with a little complaining. Hank was well liked by fellow workers, if they need a hand Hank would be there to help and many times Hank would be there before they asked Hank for help. Another great man is with the Lord

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