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SCHWARTZ – Howard William

June 1, 1927 – August 1, 2009

Howard William Schwartz, beloved husband of Patty Schwartz of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at the age of 82 years.

Howard worked for Amoco for 36 years as a Geologist, retiring in 1989. Howard was a long time member of the Elbow Park Hockey Association and the Minor Hockey Association of Calgary.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Patty, children, Bill and Teresa of Vancouver, Sue Schwartz and Jim Tracy of Hood River, Oregon, Don and Lee of Whistler, B.C.;  grandchildren, Carson, Calista, Lydia and Stella.

A Celebration of Howard’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 2:30 p.m.  Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society (#440, 10816 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 5N8)

In living memory of Howard Schwartz, 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. Kelly Mitchell :

    One of the best investors in oil and gas or mining stocks I’ve met. Including
    Pro’s !

    Howard was diciplined ,curios, knowledgable and never complained if something did not work, he would just deal with it.
    Many people could not deal with Howard
    , it was their loss. I’ll miss him.

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  2. Murray L Larson :

    I am saddened to hear that Howard is gone. I will not be able to make it to the celeration of his life. Neither will his friend Doug Lavoie. Both of us send our heartfelt condolences and regrets but have previous commitments.

    Howard hired me from the U of S in 1962 and I will forever be beholden to him for doing this. Pan American/ Amoco was the greatest.

    Even though we have not kept in touch I still remember Howard as one of the best.

    Sincerely

    Murray Larson and Doug Lavoie

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  3. Gerry Goobie :

    Patty,

    I was very saddened to hear of Howie’s passing. Please accept my condolences.

    Gerry Goobie

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  4. Valdis Budrevics :

    Howard was my first supervisor at Amoco and it’s because of him that I learned the ropes quickly at the old shop. I am very sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. May he rest in peace.
    Thank you Howard.
    Valdis

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  5. Howard Geddes :

    All who attended Crescent Heights High School in the mid forties will remember Howard who had a host of friends and served as President of the Student Council. He was just a great guy.

    Howard Geddes

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  6. Don and Jan Cook :

    We were saddened to read that Howard had passed away. Our main contact with Howard was through minor hockey when he coached our son on a pee wee team. He was a great coach who emphasized playing the game ahead of winning the game. Every player got his fair share of ice time regardless of skill level. We extend our sympathies.
    Don and Jan Cook

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  7. Andy and Elizabeth Pap :

    Dear Patty: Please accept our deepest sympathy. I worked with Howard for many years. He was agreat geologist,teacher and a fine man. Andy

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  8. Gordie Crowell :

    I was very saddened to hear of Howard’s passing. I have known him since 1966 when I first joined Pan American. I am sending this note from Nova Scotia so unfortunately will not be able to attend the celebration of his life on August 9th. I will miss Howard at the Calgary Amoco monthly lunches which he always attended on a regular basis even up to January of this year. May he rest in peace – he was a great guy.

    Gordie Crowell

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  9. Bev Newmarch :

    How sad to lose Howie – such a gentle man with that warm smile.Happy memories from FIOSS days come to mind. Just want you to know you are in my thoughts. Bev

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  10. Patty and family: So sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts are with you today as you celebrate Howard’s life and your 47 years of memories.

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  11. Howard was one of the original old guard in the business. He was smart and funny and always kept us on our toes – you could never be sure what he would ask you in a meeting and it made us do our homework before hand. When I tell stories of my early career there is always one about Howard. He made a big impact on many of us.

    My sincerest sympathy to his family.
    Patty Cucman

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  12. Robert J. Mason :

    Condolences to the family from a fellow geologist.

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  13. Eric Wicherts :

    Howard family
    Hereby my condolence for Howard,s death
    I have known him during my 22 years at Amoco as a loyal person and good geologist.
    Eric Wicherts (Senior Staff Geophysicist,Ret.)

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