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WHARTON, Dr. David John

September 14, 1942 – Edmonton, Alberta
December 2, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

David beloved husband of Elaine Wharton of Calgary, AB, passed away on December 2, 2014 at the age of 72 years.

David was a wonderful Friend, Excellent Physician, Devoted Husband & Father. He Graduated from the University of Alberta in Medicine in 1966. He moved to Calgary with his new wife Elaine and was in the first residency program for Family Physicians at the Calgary General Hospital. David was a Family Physician for forty-two years in private practice as well as on staff at the Holy Cross Hospital and the Rockyview General Hospital. He enjoyed learning the latest in medicine even after he retired in 2008. David loved discussions and debates with anyone about any topic at any time. He loved to travel and collected cameras. David enjoyed working on various home projects in his garage. He was an active member of Southwood United Church. David will be remembered for the love of his pets; dog Hershey and cat Dennis who already miss him dearly.

David is survived by his loving wife of fourty-eight years Elaine Wharton; daughters Tracy (Stan) Siudy of Calgary, Dorene (Troy Young) Wharton of Toronto; son, Tom (Jenice) Wharton of Calgary/Blackfalds; grandsons, Spencer and Zac Siudy of Calgary.

David was predeceased by his parents Gwendolyn Wharton and
John (Jack) Wharton of Calgary. The family would like to thank the Foothills Hospital Emergency, Neurosurgery, ICU and Calgary Metro EMS for excellent care during his traumatic brain injury. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Calgary Health Trust in support of the Rockyview General Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held at Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Drive SW Calgary T2W 1G4) on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of David, 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. Fond memories of Dr. Wharton as an excellent doctor and his loving wife Elaine.
    I was always treated like a family member.
    My deepest condolence Elaine and family.
    Irene Szarka

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  2. John and Marjorie Owen :

    Dr.Wharton was our first physician after we arrived in Canada in 1973 and gave our family caring, considerate and excellent care until we left Calgary in 1988. He made us feel welcome at his surgery, and was always interested in hearing about our family travel adventures. ..in fact his first words on an office visit would be to ask us to describe our latest automotive or camping disaster …and he listened!
    He made us feel like friends, not just patients.
    We are sad that he’s no longer with you,
    He was a gentleman.

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  3. We are so sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful man and a wonderful neighbor to Mom and Dad. Mom remembers times when David would come over to see what she was up to, or would come over to show her a new “toy” or a project he was working on. She was telling me about the time that you came over to give Beau our cocker spaniel a haircut…hair all over, you were both covered. We are grateful for all the years that he was our family doctor. He took such good care of us. You
    always knew that David cared. Today’s doctors just aren’t the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rozi and Mary Zorko and Ron Dulhanty

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss *hugs* I don’t really know what to say. His presence filled the room, and he never let me do/take something without telling me all the pros & cons, and then arguing with me until I could see what he was trying to get across. He showed he cared, proved it with every word.
    He was a good man, and my favourite doctor. He will be missed, there are not enough words in this whole wide world to say just how how much.
    My love, my thoughts, my prayers are with you <3

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  5. Darlene Philpot :

    Dear Elaine and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Being our Dr. for more then 40 yrs, we considered him a dear friend and will remember him with fondness for his compassion and humor. Know that his memory lives on in so many hearts.

    Thinking of you,

    Darlene,Nicole and David Philpot Stettler Alberta
    Leo and Rose Cherwinski Stettler Alberta
    Mike and Corinne Cherwinski Calgary Alberta

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  6. jane (parney) lowry :

    Dear Elaine:
    I was so very sorry to hear of David’s passing. I worked with him for many years at the Acadia Clinic, as you may remember. He was an excellent physician and valued colleague. I also considered him a good friend. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I will be thinking of you.

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  7. Judy and Darryl Hearnden :

    Elaine, we offer our sincere condolences to you and your family. We have thought of you often over the last few years. Dr. Wharton was wonderful to us, our children and our ‘Mothers’. You both made us feel welcome and he cared very much how we were, took the time to listen and to comfort. We enjoyed our visits and our discussions with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this time.

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  8. Jackie Howard :

    So sorry for your loss. Dr. Wharton was John and my Doctor and he was absolutely wonderful. We missed him after he retired. My condolences to Elaine and family.

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  9. Just found out about David’s passing.
    It’s unfortunate that “The Good Die Young”
    Thoughts and prayers go out to Elaine and Family.

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  10. Jean Bourbonnais :

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.
    May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
    Jean Bourbonnais

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  11. Elaine;
    I’m so sorry for your loss, I have missed seeing Dr. Wharton since his retirement and that day he handed over that huge medical file of mine going all the way back to 1972 at age 13 my first meeting with him for High School football medical. We won’t find caring Family Dr.’s like him any more. We had some very nice chats over the years, every time I came in, any you would always knock on that door or come into his office to remind him that others where waiting. He was always there for me to listen. He always came to visit me in the Hospital, during all my surgeries and could always find me no matter what hospital. I will remember him for all his caring and the personal touch, guidance and advice he offered.
    John W. Skinner

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  12. Karen Wheeler :

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Wharton. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Ron and Karen Wheeler

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  13. Dr Pat Martin :

    Dear Elaine,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. Although I have not seen David since I left private practice 10 years ago, I have fond memories of David. He was a very caring physician. I remember long discussions with him in the hospital hallways about patients, politics, his children etc etc. Also Elaine, I remember our connection when you worked in a Nursing Home, and your beautiful red-headed daughter who worked weekends at Willowpark.
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts will be with you in the days to come.
    Sincerely Pat Martin

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  14. Heidi and Shayne Dilling :

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Wharton family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Thinking of you.
    Heidi and Shayne Dilling
    Toronto, Ontario

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  15. Frankie Harrison :

    Condolences to Elaine and family. He was a great Doctor, and a great person and friend.

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  16. Blain & Lilian Longmore :

    We have just learned of Dr.Wharton’s untimely death and wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family – and especially to Elaine. We often thought of Dr. Wharton and wondered how he was enjoying his retirement – he took such excellent care of our family over the years and we’re not sure if he realized how much he was respected. Lilian & Blain Longmore.

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