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MOGRIDGE – William Patterson

May 24, 1924 – December 11, 2010

William Patterson Mogridge passed away at the Wentworth Manor in Calgary on Saturday, December 11, 2010 surrounded by family.

Bill was born in Medicine Hat on May, 24 1924. He started with the CPR as a messenger boy at the age of 16 then later became a telegraph operator. During WWII, he served in the Air Force in Claresholm and following the war he rejoined the CPR to continue with his 49 year career, retiring in Calgary as a Wire Chief.

Bill was a lifetime member of Legion No. 1 in Calgary serving for a time on the executive, a member of the Shriners, past President of the Kinsmen and K40, an Elder in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, and chairman of the Calgary Stampede Western Art Committee.

Bill leaves to mourn his loving wife Elizabeth of 67 years, his children, Robert (Donna), Margaret (Herb), Frank (Laurette) and Laurie (Gareth). He also leaves five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, two nephews and a niece. He was predeceased by his father, Wren, mother Isabel and sister, Margaret (Cocks), all of Medicine Hat.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (703 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through, www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Memorial fund, 703 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2V 2W4 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Staff of Wentworth Manor for their years of caring and friendship

In living memory of William Mogridge, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, Cochrane, AB by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200

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  1. Duncan McKillop :

    SO SORRY TO HEAR OF BILL’S PASSING – A FINE GENTLEMAN. I HAD JUST RESPONDED TO HIS RECENT EMAIL.

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  2. Marg and Laurie and family
    I was so saddened to see your father’s obituary in this mornings paper. What a neat man he was..I will always remember the great fun we had going back and forth to the residence at Foothills. Such fond memories…you are in my thoughts and prayers. This time of year makes it even tougher…it will be 11 years on the 22nd of this month that I lost my Dad. Take care of each other and your Mom and remember that others care and are thinking about you.
    With deepest sympathy
    Donna Piche

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  3. Ron and Pat Howes (Reid) :

    Beth, Bob, Marg, Frank, Laurie & Families

    We were so sad to hear the news about Bill/Dad. We have found memories of Bill and loved his laugh. Please know we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Put a picture of him in your hearts and remember all the good times. Love Ron and Pat Howes (Reid)

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  4. Beth and Family
    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have many memories of Bill because of our working at the CPR. Especially the CPR luncheons at the Legion. My deepest sympathy.
    Sue Banning

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  5. Linda and Garry Odbert :

    The news of Bill’s passing reached us all the way down here in Mexico. Bethy, it saddened both Garry and I to learn that you lost your soul mate of 67 years. There is little we can say and so little we can do, but may it help to know our hearts go out to you. No one else knows the sadness in your heart losing the love of your life. Please know that we share your loss and that in some way fond memories of Bill will bring comfort day by day.
    Thinking of you in your sorrow and sending lots of love,

    Linda and Garry Odbert

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  6. Laurie & Gareth,
    So sorry to read of your father’s passing. My sympathy to Beth.
    Remembering Wiley at this time.
    Terry

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  7. Verna Keating-----Medicine Hat :

    To the Mogridge Family–I AM Deeply SADDENED TO LEARN THAT OUR DEAR FRIEND BILL HAS LEFT US—BUT FOR A BETTER PLACE. We corresponded regularly via e-mail. I enjoyed his sense of humor. I regret that I will not be able to attend the Service on Wed. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sending a Special Hug to Beth—Verna Keating

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  8. John and Linda Wall :

    To the Mogridge Family –

    We are very sad to hear of Bill’s passing.

    Bill and my father, Jim Gordon, worked together at the CPR and held a lasting friendship for many years. I have fond memories of both Bill and Beth and visited them whenever I went to see my grandmother, Agnes Gordon, at Wentworth Manor.

    Our sincere condolences; please give Beth a hug for us.

    John and Linda Wall (nee Gordon)
    Trout Lake, BC

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  9. We were so sorry to hear of Bill’s death and are grateful for happy memories of long family connections. May warm love surround you as you grieve and remember. We add our love to that circle as you and Bill have shared generously with us in months and years past.

    The Shand Kids

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  10. Doris Oughton (Simpson) :

    Beth and Family: I have known Bill for many years dating back to Medicine Hat. I know the kids slightly as my mother babysat for you. I was saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  11. To Beth and the Family of Bill Mogridge,
    I wish to extend my deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and one of the most memorable men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I want you to know that there are people in this world whom you may not know that will think of Bill often and will miss him dearly.

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  12. Dear Family of Bill Mogridge,
    Bill was a beloved friend of mine as I worked at Wentworth about 10 years ago. We enjoyed our political debates and he fondly called me “Mary from New Brunswick”. What an honour to have known him, ‘Mayor of Wentworth’. Bless you all and hugs to you old friend! See you in heaven someday. Much love to Beth!
    Mary

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