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PETLEY – Allen Michael (Mike)

April 11, 1941 – January 23, 2010

After a courageous battle with cancer this past year, Mike Petley passed away at Rosedale Hospice on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at the age of 68. He was surrounded by his family.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife of forty years, Maria; son Daniel; daughter-in-law Laura; and grandchildren, Sam and Megan. He had an enormous presence in his grandchildren’s lives and was an amazing grandfather. Sam and Megan will never forget all the times they spent with Grandpa Mike and the many adventures they shared together in Canmore. He is also survived by his sister and brothers-in-law, Mary Pat, and Doug Ragan of Mississauga, and Mario and Helen Dellaviola of Victoria; and three nieces and two nephews.

A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Forward condolences 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: (403) 521-3433. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Rosedale Hospice and also Unit 47 at the Tom Baker.

In living memory of Mike Petley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Maria, Mary Pat, Danny, Sam and Megan,
    It is sad to see someone so full of life pass away. I was expecting to spend more time with Mike over the next few years, when and if I retire. I will defintely feel Mike’s absence in the coming years. If I can help you at all in anyway, please don’t hesitate to ask. My deep felt condolances.
    Yours, Doug

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  2. Allan Chambers :

    Words can never fully express the grief that a family goes through at the passing of a husband, father & grandfather. I was very surprised at reading the obit on Michael, my cousin, whom I have not had a lot of contact with over the years. Our paths in life just never seemed to have crossed, but, I do have many memories of our early years in Calgary when my mother & father shared a space in the Petley home in Parkhill. I was just getting to know Mike, who was three years older, when we moved to Medicine Hat. It seemed from then on we only met on occassion, but, they were good times!
    We spend the first half of our lives looking for success. The second half, we look for significance. At the end of the race, you want to be able to look in the mirror and say, “This was a life well lived”. After reading the role he played in his grandchildren’s lives, it is a tribute to a life well lived.
    My deepest condolences to Maria and the Petley clan.

    Al Chambers

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