December 8, 1942 – Dauphin, Manitoba
September 1, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Michael on Monday, September 1, 2014 at the age of 71 years.
Michael is survived by his wife Jeannette and her daughter Annaka; his mother Lorraine Stanford; brother Rod Stanford (Carol); sister Kathy Kurceba (Peter); niece Angela Stanford and nephews Nicholas Stanford and Paul Kurceba. He was predeceased by his father Anthony Stanford in 1994.
Michael was born in Dauphin and returned with his mother to Calgary as a toddler when his father was posted overseas. Michael attended Elbow Park Elementary, Rideau Park Junior High and Central High schools. He then attended U of A and graduated from U of C in 1969 with a degree in mechanical engineering, whereupon he was employed by Schlumberger, working throughout Canada and the United States and most particularly enjoying his time in Alaska. After retirement from Schlumberger, Michael successfully pursued several diverse business interests. In his youth Michael was an accomplished hockey player; football player, ultimately playing for the U of A Golden Bears; squash player and golfer. He remained a life long loyal and enthusiastic fan of the Calgary Stampeders.
A Celebration of Michael’s Life will take place Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm at the Red & White Club, McMahon Stadium, (1833 Crowchild Trail N.W., Calgary, AB). at which time the family welcomes the many close friends Michael made and retained from school, the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, sports, industry, commerce, the Glencoe Club and his winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Flowers are gratefully declined. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Michael Stanford, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences