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PARK –Al Sidney

August 2, 1914– November 24, 2010

Al Park, beloved husband of Irene Park of Calgary, passed away on November 24, 2010 at the age of 96 years.

Al was born in Calgary and on graduating from Crescent Heights High School attended the U of A in Civil Engineering for two years before leaving to assist in his father’s plant-nursery business. In 1936 he went to England where he attended a Polytechnic Institute for three years and received a certificate in Telecommunication Engineering. By the time of WWII he was employed as an electronic factory inspector. He also worked on PLUTO (pipeline under the ocean) which supplied fuel for the invading Armies and support services in France. Upon returning to Canada from the war he began employment with Inspection Services and Corporate affairs for the Federal Government. Al was the 4th member of the Native Calgarian Society, an active member of Good Companions, and the founding member of the Alberta Model Engineer Society.

Besides his loving wife, Al is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Anna Park; daughter and son-in-law Gillian and Greg Strauski; and four step-sons, Keith, Douglas, Ernie and Barry Bienia. He was predeceased by his first wife Gwendoline Park and his second wife Esther Park.

A Gathering of family and friends will be held at Good Companions (2609 – 19th Avenue SW) on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens at a later date. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Al Park, 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. My sincere condlences to Irene and the family of Al Park. He was a fantastic person, I loved to watch him dance and he had such a good sense of humour. The kindness and love he had shown to Irene was remarkable and that will never be forgotten. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

    My prayers go out to all the family.

    Miriam Dreher

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  2. Deepest condolences to Irene Park, and Gillian and John, and families on the passing of Al Park. Try to think of him dancing in heaven. A very interesting obituary; I’d’ve loved to talk to him about Pluto. Nancy Parks e-mailed me of the notice in the Calgary Herald. I never got to meet you, Irene, but know you brought Al joy.

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  3. Ed and Heather Riach :

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Al. He was one of a kind; and he will be missed by all who knew him.

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  4. Eileen and Ivan Chubey :

    Irene you have honoured your ‘Sweetie’ with a memorable and beautiful tribute to his Life. As always, he looked to his very special wife, his ‘Sweetheart’,
    who cared for him in every way over the years. We know you were his Guardian Angel in Life and he will remain in your heart always. Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to you and Al’s Family.

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