March 11, 1919 – July 18, 2007
Donald McVean, beloved husband of the late Patricia (Pat) McVean of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at the age of 88 years.
Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to Sarah and Nicol McVean, Don grew up in Sceptre, SK. Throughout his life he worked with the RCMP, a credit company, and his own home building and property management company. He also managed an advertising agency with his wife, Pat. Don and Pat enjoyed their retirement and each other by taking trips across Canada and the United States. During this time they enjoyed watching professional baseball’s spring training. Their adventures were usually punctuated with Don taking photographs and Pat recording their travels for the next visit down that road. For nine years after Pat’s passing in 1998, Don deeply missed his life-long companion in adventure and exploration. Don’s bright smile, his compassionate nature, and his frequent laughter are already sadly missed.
Don is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Sheridan and Judy McVean; his grandsons Kirk and Stephen McVean; his brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Iris McVean; his three sisters and brother-in-law Ev and Brian Bjarnason, Kay Schettler and Elaine Goodridge; and other extended family members. Don was predeceased by his wife Pat McVean; and his brother-in-law Gordon Schettler.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, July 23, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank Dr. Cran and the staff at Southwood Care Centre as well as the staff at Wentworth Manor for their kindness and caring for Don. In lieu of flowers, please do what Don did many times and enjoy a sunset, reflecting on the importance of family. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Linkages Society of Alberta, Bldg. B1, Ste. 13, 2451 Dieppe Avenue SW, Calgary, T3E 7K1 Telephone (403) 249-0853 www.link-ages.ca.
In living memory of Donald McVean a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences