April 22, 1937 – April 22, 2012
Beverley (Bev) James Pfeffer passed away in the morning of Sunday, April 22, 2012, the day of his 75th birthday, at his home in Calgary.
Bev was a loving husband, a superb father, a doting grandfather, and a great friend. His generous and independent spirit was a delight to those who knew him.
Bev grew up on a sandy farm near Elbow, Saskatchewan, together with his twin sister Barbara. His mother always insisted “Bev, you are NOT going to be a farmer,” so a prestigious career in geology followed a BEng (‘59) and MSc (‘63) in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan. His persistence and drive took him through the ups and downs of forty-five eventful years in the Alberta Oil Patch, the final decades of which were spent as a respected independent consultant.
Bev’s many interests reflected his love of company, ideas, history, and the great outdoors, and they included biking, cross-country skiing, travelling the world with his wife, and reading. He had a lively interest in politics that sometimes made him a rebel to the conventional cause and that led him to serve in a variety of positions at the riding level. Bev was a lifetime member of APEGGA. He had recently semi-retired and had started to volunteer at The Military Museums of Calgary.
Bev is survived by his best friend and loving wife June; his daughter Jacqueline and her husband Tom Merrill and their children Henry and Rosalind; his son James and his wife Nadia Minian and their daughter Natasha; and his twin sister Barbara Sadler.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Flowers gratefully declined; friends, if they wish, may make a donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (2210-2nd Street SW; Calgary AB; T2S 3C3) with the notation “Catherine Pearson Sarcoma Research Fund in memory of Beverley J. Pfeffer” or to a charity of their choice.
In living memory of Bev Pfeffer 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)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences