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NORTHCOTT– William Frank

April 30, 1927 – February 8, 2010

W. Frank Northcott beloved husband of Lauretta Northcott of Airdrie and formerly of Crossfield, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2010 at the age of 82 years.

Frank was born in Calgary, the seventh child of William and Laura Northcott. He received his education at Dry Creek, Airdrie High School and Mount Royal College. Frank served with the RCAF for two years, prior to beginning to work as a roughneck on oil well drilling rigs, where he progressed to the position of Drilling Supervisor. Frank also worked for Mobil Oil and Alberta Government Energy Resources. He attended U of A in 1971 for a year before he began teaching Petroleum Technology at SAIT. Frank worked as a Drilling Supervisor in Iran and also went on a mission for the United Nations to Syria. In 1982 he joined Petro Canada as Drilliing and Safety Supervisor. In1987 he began his own business as a Drilling and Safety Consultant from which he retired in 1991. Frank lived on a lovely acreage near Crossfield until retiring to Airdrie in 2008. He enjoyed old time dancing, two stepping, skiing, bridge, gardening, horseback riding and raising a small flock of sheep. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Crossfield Oldtimers Association.

Frank is survived by his loving wife Lauretta, whom he married in 1990, his son Sean, Lauretta’s son and daughters Colby (Heather) King, Regina King, Shirley Pelsma and Kathy (Bernie) Barron as well as their families. He is also survived by two brothers Norman and Stan Northcott and a sister Ellen Kirby.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta) on Friday February 12, 2010 from 11a.m. to 12 noon.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 1305 Main Street
Airdrie, AB T4B 1C5 on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through

In living memory of Frank Northcott, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Marilynn Sander, Secretary SAIT's Alive :

    To the Northcott Family

    With deepest sympathy in the loss of Frank.

    SAIT’s Alive – Friends and Colleagues from SAIT

    Sent on behalf of SAIT’s Alive
    Marilynn Sander, Secretary

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  2. So sorry for your loss.

    My prayers are with you.

    God bless

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  3. I remember my first day of SAIT in 1968. Frank passed out a diagram of a pumpjack and wanted his students to name the various parts. I never knew what a pumpjack was. Altho I was never that close to Frank he always had a special place in my heart- I admired the man. It’s February 2010 and I’m still in the oil and gas business. It’s been a slice. Thank you Frank.

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  4. Phillip and Phyllis Boettcher :

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Frank.
    I was a student of his in SAIT and later worked with him in the consulting business.
    One fond memory I have of him was stopping at his job site to find him canning raspberries on a two burner stove in the wellsite unit!
    We are glad to have known him and will always treasure the memories.
    Sincerely Phil & Phyllis Boettcher

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  5. Dan and Norma Fixter :

    we are sending our sincerest condolences, we are very sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and have been thinking of you.

    Dan Norma and Family

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