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PYE, Doreen Joyce (nee Hautzinger)

November 17, 1934 – Calgary, AB
November 19, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Doreen Pye, beloved wife of Bud Pye of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the age of 79 years.

Our beloved Peenie was a true child of the oil industry. Born at the Calgary General Hospital and raised at the Royalties Lease near Longview, AB. After attending Crescent Heights High School she was hired and trained by Mobil Oil where she met the love of her life Bud. Doreen spent thirty-five years in the oil and gas industry and was highly regarded by her peers. Throughout her life they were worldwide travellers with Bud the planner and Doreen, with her friendly smile, their ambassador. After retirement Doreen enjoyed golf, sun and beer in Arizona.

Doreen is survived by her nephew Erroll (Lillian) Hautzinger; niece Lana (Kent) Barrett and their children Michael, Ali and Jeff; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ron and Aubrea Pye and family; sister-in-law Eleanor Pye and family. She was predeceased by her parents Roy Sr. and Belle Hautzinger; two brothers and sisters-in-law Roy and Una Hautzinger and David and Luella Hautzinger; and her brother-in-law Stan Pye.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through Bud wishes to thank their many friends and family, especially Lynn, Kelly and Lana for their loving support shown during Doreen’s five year struggle with Alzheimer’s. Also thanks to staff at the Beverly Care Centre Glenmore for their recent care. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111,

In living memory of Doreen Pye, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Glenn & Judy Belsher :

    Bud, we send our sincere condolences for the loss of Doreen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Glenn & Judy Belsher

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  2. Bud, I was sorry to read of Doreens passing. Please know that I am thinking of you at this sad time and after losing Terry know that I have some thought of what you are going through.

    Prayers, Joan Altenhof

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  3. I worked with Doreen when I first started at Canadian Fina in 1969. I so enjoyed her ready smile and friendly personality, and smile when I think of her. I was so sorry to see the obituary in the Calgary Herald. Deepest sympathies.

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  4. Gayleen & Bob Smith :

    Bud: Bob and I send our deepest sympathy. We will always remember our times together and keep Doreen in our hearts.

    Bob & Gayleen

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  5. My sincere sympathy to Bud and his family on the loss of an exceptional woman. You are in my thoughts and my prayers. I realize this will be a struggle for you and I will be thinking of you often.

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  6. It has been many years since I had the pleasure of working with Doreen at BP. She will always be part of my memories…so much fun and the most beautiful smile that lit up a room. Doreen was a great role model for me…ethical and professional. I remember how much her husband and famly meant to her…sorry for your loss…

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