November 5, 1929 – Bellevue, Alberta
August 29, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Frank McEachern, beloved husband of Outi McEachern of Calgary, “the love of his life”, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at the age of 84 years.
Frank attended school in the Bellevue, Alberta area, with a post-high school year at Mount Royal College in Calgary, and graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1952. He worked in the petroleum industry as a professional engineer for several years in Alberta before moving to Toronto in 1970 as an oil and gas research analyst with Merrill Lynch. In 1980 he returned to Alberta and published the highly respected McEachern Oil Letter with subscribers across Canada, USA and Europe. He was a charter member of the Calgary Winter Club, and a member of the Calgary Finlandia Club and Nature Calgary. Frank and Outi had many wonderful trips across Canada and USA, as well as holidays to Mexico, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. They especially enjoyed time together at their cabin in the mountains. Frank enjoyed long walks, playing tennis, was an avid reader and a patron of the arts.
Besides his loving wife of 33 years, Frank is survived by his son Bruce McEachern (Wendy, expecting their first child) and daughters Leigh McEachern (Ken) and Ann McEachern (and her companion Rachel) all in the greater Toronto area; sister-in-law Kathryn Tulk (Doug) of Calgary and their children; as well as cousins in Edmonton and California. He is also survived by Outi’s three brothers in Finland, Heikki Makinen (Tuula), Eero Makinen (Anneli) and their children and Antti Makinen (Riitta) and their children, as well as many dear friends in Canada, USA and Europe. Special thanks to the staff of the McKenzie Towne Care Centre for their professional and compassionate care.
Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive, S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Frank’s ashes will join his mother and father, and his mother’s parents at Hillcrest Cemetery in Crowsnest Pass, AB. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone (403) 290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.
In living memory of Frank McEachern, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.