Jack Orman, fondly known as Boom to his grandchildren and many others, beloved husband of Doreen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 1, 2006, with his family around him.
Boom will be remembered for his devotion to family, his career in the oil patch, time well spent at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club and most of all for his legendary sense of humour. Jack’s greatest enjoyment in his later years was his participation in the Grandparent Reading Program at Sunnyside School where the children lined up to sit at his table.
Jack was born in Calgary and except for his service in World War II, lived on the same street in Calgary for all his eighty years. He was the second of three generations to attend Crescent Heights High School. Jack began his career at Pacific Petroleum in 1954. He held various positions in the oil industry as landman, oil scout and most notably, as a founder of Petroleum Information Exchange. He retired from the industry in 1982.
Jack will be sadly missed by his wife Doreen; son Rick (Susan); daughter Maureen (Pat) Frewer; and six grandchildren, Sean, Riley and Cayley Orman, and Monica Ferris (Gord), Paige, and Francesca Frewer.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, February 6, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Reads, 4105 – 26 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2B 0C6 Telephone: (403) 777-8254, www.calgaryreads.com. Thank you to Dr. Kortbeek and the emergency and ICU staff of the Foothills Medical Centre for their care and compassion.
In living memory of Jack Orman, 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