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WARKE, Chris M.

December 28, 1932 – February 12, 2012

Chris Warke, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta.

Chris was born on December 28, 1932 in the town of Notikewin, in southern Alberta. He received his B.Sc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1962 and worked as an Operations Manager for several mid-sized oil companies in Calgary. For the last fifteen years of his career, Chris operated as an independent petroleum consultant for operators of wells throughout Alberta.

Chris is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joan (nee Sneath), son Andrew (Moira) Warke, and daughters Joanne (Ty) Hansen and Jane (Tim) Power. He is also survived by his four treasured grandchildren, Jordyn and Caeleigh Warke, and James and Bronwyn Hansen, as well as his adored grand-doggies, Brooklyn, Jack, Zak and temporary Monty. Chris also survived by his sister Ida Hehr and brother Jim (Gail) Warke, as well as several good friends.

Funeral Services will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd (408 – 38 Street S.W.) on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations can be made to either the Scouts Canada (Chinook Council) or the Church of the Good Shepherd.

In living memory of Chris Warke, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Sheila Chandler :

    Dear Joan and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. He was a lovely, kind, funny man whose company was a true pleasure. I have such nice memories of the times I spent in your home. My family and I are thinking of you.

    Sheila

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  2. My condolences to Joan, Andrew, Joanne and Jane. I reflect on the many family memories – Thanksgiving in Kelowna, Christmas dinner with the Warkes, so many skits Jane and I played for the parents. I have so many fond memories of Chris and his great sense of humour. Such a sad and shocking loss.

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  3. Mary Andreotta (nee Bates) :

    Dear Joan, Andrew, Joanne and Jane,

    I am so very pleased that I was able to visit with Chris during my trip to Calgary a couple of years ago. He was a very kind spirited and upstanding person and I know that he was so, so special and loved by all of you. My heart and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Please know that you are not alone in remembering a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many.

    Love Mary

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  4. Dear Joan and family:

    We are saddened to know that your husband Chris, your Dad and Grandpa has passed away. Happy memories of times well spent abound. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
    Sincerely,
    Judy, Rob and Carmen Huffman

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  5. Dale and Josie Pearce :

    We are sad to hear of the passing of Chris. We shared numerous conversations at church coffee time and at Men’s Thursday night out. Chris was always helpful in my career in the oil business and we will miss him but the memory will last forever. Our prayers are with Joan and family.

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  6. Janet (Hair) Clark :

    Dear Aunt Joan, Andrew, Joanne & Jane:
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Mom’s brother and our Uncle Chris. I will miss my chats on the phone with him when he would proudly share all of your family’s activities. Our thoughts are with you all.

    Ida Hair, Ron Hair and Janet, Rich & Stephen Clark

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  7. It was my good fortune to know and have the opportunity to work with Chris over many years in the gas industry-
    He was a good man-outstanding !!!
    I salute him and his family-
    Nick Nickel–nicknickel@shaw.ca

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  8. Aunt Joan, Andrew, Joanne, Jane and clan – I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a wonderful father and a great Uncle. I am so happy that I was able to spend some time with him last May. It was clear to me then that he lived life for each day, and loved all of his family.

    My thoughts are with all of you.

    Love, Nancy

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  9. Joan and family,
    You don’t know me but I worked with Chris for many years on and off and he was very much a gentelman and a very good engineer. I want to share my condolences with you and your family for you enormous loss.
    Jake Harp

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  10. The Macartney's :

    Dear Warke Family,

    32 years of being neighbours and our heart is saddened by the loss of Mr. Warke. Always a man to chit chat and say hello…..we will miss him dearly. The best of neighbours one could ask for. He loved you all so much and never missed an opportunity to swap stories about how everyone was doing! Thinking of you all…….

    Sincerely, Jamie, Sharon and David.

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