October 30, 1941 – April 29, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dave, beloved husband of Lois Ann Thomas (nee Powell) of Calgary, AB, on April 29, 2013 at the age of 71 years.
Dave was born in Moose Jaw, SK but moved to Calgary in 1942 and always thought of himself as a lifelong Calgarian. He worked in the computer industry, originally in Sales, before he found his true passion in Human Resources. Dave was an enthusiastic runner who ran 9 marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 1986. He was also an active member of the Calgary Winter Club where he enjoyed curling for many years. After retirement he fell in love with cruising and had cruised to over 35 countries, the highlight of which was a trip to the Holy Land. Dave loved his grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed spending his time with them.
Besides his loving wife, Dave is remembered by his son David (Lisa) Thomas of Calgary, AB; daughter Colleen (Ben) Groot also of Calgary, AB; 5 Grandchildren: Kia and Kiegan Groot and Brandon, Evann and Hayden Thomas; and one brother Don (Wendy) Thomas. He was predeceased by his mother, Ethel Hewitt.
A Private Family Service will be held for immediate family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, 110, 1202 Centre St. S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 5A5 Telephone: (403) 263-5300 or (toll-free): 1 (866) 547 – LIFE (5433), www.lls.org/canada or by donating blood in Dave’s honor. Dave’s family would like to say thank you to loving staff of the Medical Day Care Unit at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their friendship and tremendous care.
In living memory of Dave Thomas, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences