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McCorquodale, Joseph Orton “Archie”

November 25, 1918 – December 4, 2012

Archie McCorquodale of Calgary passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the age of 94 years.

Born in Deepdale, MB, Archie attended school, and was wise beyond his years. He lived in Victoria, B.C, Penticton, B.C, Saskatoon, SK, Vancouver, B.C. and settled in Calgary, AB in 1960. In 1941 Archie married his loving wife, Elizabeth. Archie had various jobs in ship yards, as a mill worker, in propane sales, and garage helper, before finding his career. Archie became the regional manager for the Maytag Company, where he worked all of western Canada for thirty years before retiring in 1983.

Archie was an avid golfer. Golf was a serious past-time for him, and he faithfully followed the PGA. He loved to support the Calgary Flames, but was knowledgeable about most professional sports teams. In the past year Archie learned to bowl. He loved to travel and visit family dispersed throughout western Canada. Archie was devoted to his family in all forms. You could say, “He always had our backs.” Spiritually he was a youngster; his son’s friends were often his friends as well. Archie could befriend anyone he wanted to know.

Archie is survived by his son Brent; brother Riley McCorquodale of White Rock B.C; sisters-in-law, Irene (Rocky) Kwamsoos, Kelowna, B.C, Bonnie Gilmour, Saskatoon, SK and Agnes McCorquodale; brothers-in-law Stuart (Joyce) Gilmour and Bernard Gilmour; as well as many dear friends. He was predeceased by wife, Elizabeth, son Garland, parents Marie and Edward McCorquodale, brother Gordon (Agnes) McCorquodale, and many nieces and nephews.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Archie McCorquodale a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Brent,
    We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Archie. We shall miss that sharp mind of his and his quick wit! We won’t be able to attend the funeral so we are sending our love and condolences from: Aunt Bonnie, Terry and Donna, Laurel and Richard (and family), Gayla (and family) and Keith and Charlene. May he forever be speeding on his way in heaven.

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  2. Brent, I was so very sorry to read about your Dad’s passing. He was always there for everyone and he will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and friends and family at this time. My very deepest sympathy.

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  3. Peter and Doh ramsay and Brenda Robertson :

    Brent, We are so sorry about your Dads Passing, our hearts are with you, he will be missed alot, we always so enjoyed him being a neighbor – he was always popping over and chatting to us when we were out, we will miss him deeply
    Doh, Peter and Brenda

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  4. Peter and Liz Connellan :

    Brent
    We are sending our deepest sympathy to you from Arizona. So glad we had lunch and a nice visit with your Dad recently. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of a great friend and thoughtful neighbor.
    Sorry we can’t be with you on Tuesday.
    Peter and Liz

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  5. Marlene Roy & Roanne Matthews :

    We are sorry to learn of Archies passing. He was a great friend and neighbour and will be missed by all. Due to personal health problems we will be unable to attend the services but our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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  6. Robert and Brenda Rutherford :

    Brent: so sorry to learn of Archie’s passing. He was one of the easiest people I know of to be around. We will be thinking of you on Tuesday.

    Robert and Brenda

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  7. Steve, Holly, Brett and Brooke Van Oosten :

    We were so sad to hear of Archie’s passing. He was a lovely neighbour. When Brett was little, but old enough to play hockey in the alley by himself, there were times when I couldn’t find him because he was down chatting with Archie in his garage. We’re so sorry we can’t make the service today; we will certainly miss him.

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