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MASTERMAN, Hugh Christopher (Chris) Beckett

July 10, 1928 – Yorkshire, England
November 28, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Chris Masterman of Calgary passed away on November 28, 2013 at the age of 85 years.

Chris immigrated to Toronto in 1957 and began his teaching career in Ottawa in 1961. Following his retirement in 1989 he moved to Calgary to be closer to his children and grandchildren. Chris was always active in the community and church. His passions were gardening, painting and singing. Chris was a member of the Stampede City Chorus and active in a number of other groups. He had a joy for life and new experiences. Chris will be dearly missed and always remembered by his family, friends and his dog, Happy.

Chris is survived by his two children Debbie and John Masterman; grandchildren Christopher and Jonathan (Savannah) Fox; his twin brother Neville Masterman; sister Ursula Sainsbury; sisters-in-law Rowena Stickler and Zenith Losacco and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of forty-eight years Fay Masterman in December 2012.

A Memorial Service will be held at The Anglican Parish of St. Mark and St. Philip (1802 – 33 Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to St. Mark and St. Philip Anglican Church Telephone: (403) 244-0198.

In living memory of Chris Masterman, 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. I’m deeply saddened at the passing of Uncle Chris and offer my heartfelt condolences to all who loved and respected this great but simple man. I will forever be inspired and indebted to his qualities of kindness, patience, generosity, sense of humour, zest for life, perseverance, determination, fairness and integrity. I miss his honest, ringing laughter and readiness to sing that never failed to amuse a worried young boy and provide assurance that everything would be alright. Nor his forthright stare or ability to swing a hammer that made a weary young man get up and make it so. I depend on my memory of him everyday for guidance and I aspire to instill the example of his qualities in my children and, I hope, someday in their children. I wish him eternal peace.

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  2. We are so very sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. I sang with him in Stampede City Chorus and Western Reunion. He will be missed by all of us.
    Buzz and Dawn Gresl.

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