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NARRAWAY – Lionel McKechnie

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 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,, 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, 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.

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  1. Lori McIntosh (Wanjoe) :

    Anne, Craig, Joan, Lisa and family…

    I was just thinking of your Dad last week. I am so very sorry to hear about your great loss.

    Lionel was a wonderful man, who I remember loved a good laugh, good food, and the importance of good friends and family.

    I had the privilege of knowing him and Anne since I was very young and the memories of them both looking after our family when my Dad was hurt in 1970 and looking forward to receiving their yearly Christmas cards.

    Thinking of you all during this very sad time. With love, Lori Wanjoe

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  2. Maggie & Brian Breeze :

    Dear Craig and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

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  3. I worked with Lionel at Imperial Pipeline
    In Edmonton,in 1952, as a student inspector of Gathering line construction in Leduc and Redwater oilfields. I appreciated his candour and guidance in the field and remember him to this day.
    My condolences to the family.

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  4. Larry & Deborah Bannerman :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Narraway family during this difficult time.

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  5. I’m sorry to have heard of your father and grandfather’s passing. I’m a Narraway (my grandfather was Athos Narraway (Lionel’s uncle) via my mother). I have been putting together the family tree and this is how I heard about his passing away. I’ve let my aunt and uncle in Ottawa and Toronto know of his passing away too. Our condolences.

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