May 31, 1921 – September 24, 2009
It is with great sorrow we announce the unexpected and sudden passing of Lionel, beloved husband, father and great-grandfather. Lionel is survived by his loving wife of sixty-nine years Anne; son Craig (Joan); three beloved grandchildren, Tad (Caroline), Trevor (Lori), and Lisa; and five great-grandchildren.
After spending five years overseas in the 8th Field Ambulance Medical Corps, Lionel returned to finish High School and then Engineering at the U of A. Lionel was instrumental in designing many of the pipelines and gathering systems in Alberta, finishing his many years in the oil business as President of Koch Oil / Bow River Pipelines in Calgary. He was a pioneering member of the Glendale Community Centre and the Tri Glen Baseball League. In retirement, Lionel was successful in helping pursue the Alberta Government, on behalf of the Kirby Centre, for compensation to the investors of the Cormie – Principal Group collapse. Lionel was a role model for his grandchildren and loved them dearly.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday September 30, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca, to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219, or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. The family would like to thank the staff of unit 36 at the Foothills Hospital for the professionalism and compassion during this difficult time.
In living memory of Lionel Narraway, 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