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TESAN – Alexander (Al) Anthony (P.ENG)

May 17, 1939 – January 26, 2010

Al passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at age 70, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Edmonton May 17, 1939 to Martha and Alex Tesan. He obtained his engineering degree from U of A class of 1966. His early years were spent working in the oilfield in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and as far away as Lake Erie and Venezuela, later he worked as a consultant in Russia for two years. He had formed his own company, Tesan Engineering Ltd; moving to Calgary. Al was a Life Member of APEGGA.

He developed a keen interest in horse racing and as a proud owner of more than one horse achieving entry into the winners circle. Al liked to entertain spending many happy hours in the company of family and friends both in Calgary and his winter retreat in Phoenix. Enjoying sports of fishing, curling and golf, he retired in 2008 after a very successful and enjoyable career.

Al’s untimely departure was a shock to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and his strong presence will be sorely missed.

He leaves to mourn his mother Martha; son Robert (wife Mary), of New Zealand; step son Danny (wife Wanda); brothers, Bob (wife Pat) and Martin; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and good friends. Al was predeceased by his wife Fran.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.

In living memory of Al Tesan, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Kimberly Tough :

    I don’t know who started it, but I always associate Uncle Al with the Texas Mickey and loonies before a family wedding.
    I will miss you very much.
    Heartfelt condolences to my cousins Bob and Mary, Danny and Wanda and all the grandkids.
    With Love,
    Kim

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  2. Olive and Eloi Fortier :

    We are going to miss your wisdom, encouragement and humor (even though it usually took us awhile to get the joke). You will be missed!

    Happy hour will never be the same!

    My heartfelt sympathy goes to your family near and far.

    Love your littlest sister in law and husband

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  3. Norma and Yuri Wisbling :

    Thank you for sharing all of our special times with us, wedding (a huge bottle which enriched many) and sitting with me to figure out if our future first son’s initial “sounded smart”. We will miss you!

    Your memory will stay strong in our hearts, Norma, Yuri and boys.

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  4. Laura & Dereck Quinn :

    My thoughts are with Robbie and Danny and of course their families during this difficult time. Yes I too remember the “bottle” with the line of passout. (still don’t like it without soda). Although your passing is a loss to all of us, at least you are together again with Auntie Fran
    Love Laura, Dereck, Shelbie and Caige xoxo

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