October 19, 1953 – Tofield, AB
October 10, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Duane Thygesen , beloved husband of Carin Thygesen of Calgary, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 60 years of age, after a discovery of cancer.
He was a man who enjoyed time around the BBQ and the kitchen table, listening to the stories and journeys of those he loved, and discussing the issues of the day with vigour and insight. He loved his “girls” and invested much time in their pursuits in academics and sports. His daughter Lisa attributes her critical thinking and writing skills to his guidance. One of his greatest joys was teaching his daughters Jenna and Andrea to waterski.
Drawn to complexity, he had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and inquiry in both his work as a project manager in the Oil and Gas industry, as well as subjects ranging from physics, math and astronomy to politics, history and finance. In the past month he thoroughly enjoyed the biography of the great physicist Robert Oppenheimer. He reveled in giving his daughter’s an eclectic education in music, he especially loved the blues in his later years spending good times at The Blues Can in Inglewood.
Duane is survived by his three daughters Lisa Strahl (husband Mark, grandson Maclean), Jenna Thygesen, and Andrea Thygesen; his mother Lauretta Thygesen; siblings, Aaron Thygesen (wife Cheryl), Ione Olesen (husband John), Lorhyl Davis (husband Jerry), and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews whom he loved so much. He was predeceased by his father Larry Thygesen and sister Arlene Calon.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 17th South Calgary Funeral Centre, (12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB T2J 7E5) at 1:00 p.m. reception to follow. For more information call (403) 540-8637.
In living memory of Duane Thygesen, 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