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POINTER, Herbert John Benjamin

October 16, 1921 – Birkenhead, England
May 19, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Herbert “Herb” Pointer, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the age of 91 years with Marjorie, his wife of sixty-three years at his side.

Herb was born in England, immigrating to rural Saskatchewan with his family at the age of four. After graduating high school in Earl Grey, he joined the RCAF in 1940 where he served as a radio operator. After the war, he returned to Regina and began his professional career with Reid Smith and Forbes where he obtained his Chartered Accountant designation. In 1971, he moved with his family to Calgary to work with Dome Petroleum. He retired from Stittco Energy in 2001.

As patriarch, Herb took great pride in his family and was always instrumental in getting the family together and keeping it close.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Marjorie; his five children, Theresa (Dave), Beverly (Donald), Donna (Donald), Thomas (Sandi) and Sandra (Stanley); his eleven grandchildren, Ryan (Tanya), Evan, Gavin, Stewart, Richard (Danielle), Stephen (Erika), Katherine (Kyle), Rachel, Jillian, Geoffrey (Kathryn) and Scott; his great-grandchild, Jackson; as well as his brother Reginald and sister Yvonne. Herb was predeceased by his grandson Peter, his sister Peggy and his first wife Theresa.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112,

In living memory of Herbert Pointer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Jean Daniel :

    I am sad to hear of Herb’s passing. I know he was a wonderful husband and father. May it comfort you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jean Daniel

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  2. George Smallshaw :

    To Marjorie & family;
    As you may remember Marjorie I had the pleasure of articling with Herb back in the 50′s at Read Smith and Forbes. Herb was aways “the gentleman”. I am glad to read that you had 63 years together.
    George (Bud) Smallshaw

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  3. Joyce Firth :

    To Marjorie:
    I wish to extend my condolences to you at this sad time – we always enjoyed our visits at the Leisure Centre and know you will take comfort in the happy memories you shared during your years together.

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  4. frances ekvall :

    Marjorie and family
    I am sorry to hear of Herb’s passing Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. That is a nice obit. It would be nice to chat with you sometime Marj
    Frances Ekvall

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