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SHORT, Albert William (Bill)

March 4, 1937 – August 13, 2012

Bill Short, beloved husband of Dorothy Short of Calgary, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Monday, August 13, 2012 at the age of 75 years.

Bill was born and raised in Santa Monica, California and spent his childhood enjoying the water of the Pacific Ocean. He spent 4 years in the United States Air Force, and later graduated from California State College in Northridge with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. In 1974 Bill immigrated to Canada with his family, and for 28 years had a successful career with Fluor.

Left to mourn is his devoted loving wife of 50 years Dorothy, his children Pam (Harvey), Carolyn, and Chris (Lee Ann); his grandchildren Vincent, Lauren, and Elias and also his faithful companion Kelly.

Also grieving his loss is his wife’s family whom he considered his own; Rose, Bernice, Anne, Mary, Matt, Eddie, Lois, Laurie, Joan, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3 www.alzheimercalgary.com or a charity of the donors choice.

In living memory of Bill Short, 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. Carol and Mark Pollard :

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the Short and Reiffenstein families. We remember Bill fondly especially our visit with Dot and Bill with mom and dad in England in the early 70’s. Dot, you are in our prayers as you have been through the struggles of the past few years…

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  2. Peter & Sharon Bickham :

    We were saddened to read about the passing of Bill, he was a really nice man and I know Pete enjoyed working with him at Fluor, unfortunately we cannot be with you to say goodbye on Monday as we will be out of town, but please know that we will be thinking of you all, if there is anything we can do just let us know, even if it’s just having a cup of coffee somewhere.
    regards
    Peter & Sharon Bickham

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  3. DOUG AND DIANE SWEET :

    TO DOT AND FAMILY: WE SHALL REMEMBER HIM ALWAYS , WITH FONDNESS. HIS ADVICE RE SYNTHETIC OIL IS REMEMBERED EVERY TIME WE GO FOR AN OIL CHANGE . HIS QUICK SENSE OF HUMOR AND HIS BEAUTIFUL SMILE WERE ALWAYS A WELCOME SIGHT AT OUR OFFICE. DOT, OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ESPECIALLY, AS YOU “PUT HIM TO REST”. DOUG AND DIANE

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  4. My condolences to Bill’s families. I worked with Bill for many years and particularly remember Bill in our very small design group in the 1970’s. We had happy times both in and out of the office. Bill was a positive happy person and great to be with. I am saddened by his passing.

    Doug Dicken – Vancouver Island.

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  5. Dorothy….

    Paula and I are saddened by this… Bill was a very special person and he certainly touched many lives including ours.

    I am sorry we missed the memorial service – we were in the US showing dogs. I am forever greatful that the two of you came into our lives and provided Kelly with such a great home. I know Bill thought she was the best dog on the planet and Kelly gave him much comfort as well as you these past years. Dorothy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Paul Price and Paula Price

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