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STEEN, James Walter

January 1, 1935 – Nice, France
August 27, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

James, beloved husband of Anna Rowland Steen (nee Jennings) of Calgary, Alberta, died on August 27, 2017, at the age of 82 years.

James was born in Nice, France to Wilfred and Gladys Steen, and grew up in Oslo, Norway during World War II and the German occupation. He came to North America with the Norwegian Olympic ski team, moving to Toronto and working for Olivetti. He then moved to Calgary, where he worked for Home Oil. From 1962 – 1965 he was part of the British Antarctic Survey, exploring the continent by dog team, after which he returned to Calgary, and married Anna Jennings. There, he worked for Global Marine, then Dome Petroleum in oil exploration until retirement. He was also very involved with cross-country skiing, biathlon, and rowing.

He is survived by his wife Anna of 49 years, his son Harry Wilfred, and his step-daughter Pamela (Joy) White of Vancouver. Those wishing to pay their respects should contact the family.

A Private Service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of James Steen, 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.

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  1. Jimmy, Pat and I were saddened to read of Jim’s passing. We have fond memories of the CARET days And of the many parties. Please extend our condolences to your family as well.
    Sincerely, Ron and Pat Robertson..

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