Hank Nelson, beloved husband of Betty for fifty-five years, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Thursday, December 11, 2003 at the age of 79 years, with his wife and their loving children by his side.
Hank was born in Regina in 1924. After high school, he joined the R.C.A.F. as a Pilot Officer and attended the University of Manitoba after WW II. He worked in the oil and gas marketing industry his entire career. Initially, he was with Royalite for twenty years; nineteen years with Union Oil and Husky Oil and Highwood Communications for four years before retiring in 1989. Hank had two primary passions in life; his family, whom he was so proud of and the numerous friends whom were able to share special moments with this caring, giving, thoughtful, and loving man.
He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Lesley Ewing, her husband John and their two children Andrea and Geoff; his son Guy Nelson, his wife Leslie and their three children Ryan, Trevor and Liseanne; brother John, his wife Carol Nelson and their family; and their sister, Agnes Crouse.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. with the Dr. Gary Nelson, General Secretary of the Canadian Baptist Ministries officiating. To forward expressions of sympathy go to: www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kenyan Teachers Program, care of Canadian Baptist Ministries (www.cbmin.org) (7185 Millcreek Drive Mississauga, Ontario L5N 5R4 Phone: (905) 821-3533).
The family wants to extend a special, heartfelt thank you to the Nurses and Doctors and staff at the Rockyview ICU where Hank, courageously battled his respiratory failure. With the unequalled care and support provided by all the Rockyview ICU staff, the Nelson family was able to enjoy a very special time with Hank; husband, dad, brother and puppa.
In living memory of Hank Nelson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences