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OLDFIELD, Michael John (Mike)

April 25, 1935 –December 12, 2011

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing on Monday, December 12, 2011 of Mike Oldfield, beloved husband of Shirley (née Munro) and warm and caring father of Tara.

Born in Southampton, England, Mike attended Wellesborne Grammar School in Warwickshire. Subsequent to volunteering in the RAF and completing his three year service, Mike immigrated to Canada where he spent the greater part of his working years in the oil patch in the accounting departments of several Calgary oil and gas companies. Mike enjoyed life and derived great pleasure from meeting and talking with people of all ages and backgrounds. He was genuinely interested in others and they, in turn, responded to his sincerity. At various stages of his life, he might be found skiing at Sunshine or watching his favorite skier, Tara, competing in some downhill race; or bowling in one of the local alleys; or perhaps, in later years, golfing at Vulcan. Favorites among his spectator sports were hockey, car racing and football. Attending productions at Theatre Calgary and Stage West were on his regular “to do” list, as, of course, was playing the occasional hand of bridge with friends.

Mike will forever remain in that special part of the hearts of his family that is reserved for those we love. Mike is survived by his brother Roger (Magda), niece Susan and family. He was predeceased by his father Norman Oldfield and his mother Betty (née Henchman).

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday December 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Mike Oldfield, 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. Norman and Angela Lussier :

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Mike’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we hope you will soon again be able to smile and rejoice over Mike’s life.
    Take care.
    Norman and Angela Lussier

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  2. Colleen Remenda :

    Tara I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. My heart is with you through this tough time.

    Colleen Remenda

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  3. Jim Steadman and family :

    Shirley and Tara, we all wish we could be with you tomorrow. Mike was a good friend and the preeminent gentleman amongst his peers. We will miss those long informative e-mails updating us on activities in the Oldfield family. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you.

    Jim and Rhea, Jason and family, Jenn and family.

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  4. Rick and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mike. He was such as dear, gentle man. I’m also so sorry that I’m unable to attend the funeral. I have another committment that I can’t get out of. I wish you and your family God’s love and blessing at this sad time.
    Sincere best wishes,
    Carole Smith

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  5. Julie MacDonald :

    Shirley & Tara: I was very sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. He was a wonderful and genuine person and he will be sorely missed. If there is anything I can do to assist you, you need only ask.


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  6. Jodi Conlin(Welwood) :

    I was very sad to hear of Mike’s passing, i always thought he was such a kind and caring man:) Thinking of you, Shirley and Tara during this very difficult time. Sending you Love and hugs! Jodi Conlin xo

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  7. Shirley,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. He was a great man. I very much enjoyed my visits with him.
    Hope you are doing well. All our family is good. Our daughter Jenny got married this fall and our two boys are busy.
    Take care Shirley,

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