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PREST – Gordon Alexander

June 28, 1925 – January 25, 2010

Gordon passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2010 surrounded by the family he loved so much.

Gordon leaves to mourn, his wife of 58 years, Peggy, his children Gordon Jr., John (Carol) and Kathryn (James); his grandchildren Jenna, Gord, Michael, Jayson and Andrea; his brother in-law Lionel Neil (Theresa) and numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon was born and raised in Prince Albert, Sask. and received his CA degree in 1951. Gordon moved to Calgary with his bride to work in the Oil and Gas industry. He enjoyed the challenges of the drilling business working for Westburne and Bow Valley Industries in Calgary, London England and Denver Colorado. Gordon was an avid golfer and member of the Earl Grey Golf Course and enjoyed skating with the Calgary Senior Skaters. He was a dedicated Flames fan, but his biggest passion was collecting antiques and various memorabilia. He looked forward to the yearly family reunions in Waskesiu, Sask. Gordon’s family will remember him as a gentle, devoted and caring husband, father and a wonderful “Papa” to all his grandchildren.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre 1331-29 Street NW, Calgary, AB. T2N 4N2 or directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, February 1, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff in Unit 62 at the Foothills Hospital for their care and support.

In living memory of Gordon Prest, 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. Keld & Diane Uggerslev :

    Kathy, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. Our thoughts are with you, James and the rest of your family.

    Sincerely, Keld and Diane

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  2. connie nuttall :

    The Prest family,
    Although it’s difficult to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow, may your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

    with deepest sympathy
    Connie

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  3. Randy & Mary Kostick :

    Our hearts and prayers are with you Peggy. You have lost your precious husband. We will always remember him as the most pleasant, thoughtful person always with a smile greeting everyone. Take care and hopefully time will help in the healing process.
    Randy & Mary Kostick.

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  4. William J. Coll :

    John, Kathryn & Gordon

    Your father was in every sense of the word “a gentle man” and someone I admired. Every year when I came to your family gathering on Christmas Eve I looked forward to talking with your dad. I enjoyed his wisdom and insight. Sometimes I sought his opinion and appreciated his straightforward advice. My condolences to you all and Peggy at this difficult time.

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  5. I feel honored to have met Gordon as he was such a warm gentle man. I am very glad I was able to see and speak with him when I was back at Christmas. My thoughts are with all his loved ones at this difficult time.

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  6. Leon and Alice Plotkins :

    Dear Peggy

    We are so very sorry for your loss, Peggy. Gordon was a wonderful man,
    and he will be missed by so many.
    We are sending you a hug.

    Love from Leon and Alice

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  7. Helen and Joe Ewanchyna :

    Our sincerest sympathy to you, Peggy, and your family. May the many fond memories you have help fill the void. We will miss the many wonderful chats we had over the fence. Our prayers are with you. Helen and Joe

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  8. Eric & Joyce Brenton :

    Dear Peggy
    Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. All of our friends at the Jimmy Condon skating rink join with us in expressing our condolences. We have fond memories of Gordon and his part in the Oval Senior’s skating. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  9. Lucy & Brad Roman :

    Kathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you, James and your family today, as you say goodbye to your father. May you find comfort in the memories of all the happy times you’ve shared together. Our most sincere condolences.

    Lucy & Brad

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  10. OUR PATHS CROSSED FOR A SHORT TIME, ROOM MATE AT THE FOOTHILLS HOSPITAL, WISHING YOU WELL IN THIS TIME OF LOSS.

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