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WRIGHT – Delbert (Del) Roger

September 13, 1927 – September 8, 2010

It is with sadness we announce that Del passed away quietly at the Chinook Care Centre on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 just shortly before his 83rd birthday from the cancer that he had lived with for many years.

Besides Mary, his wife of fifty-six years, he is survived by his daughters Carol (Dennis) Arneson and grandson Keagan of St. Albert, Deanne (Al Cole) Wright of Toronto; brother Don (Carrie) of Calgary and several cousins. Delbert was born in Bittern Lake, AB and shortly after the family moved to Turner Valley where he obtained his early education and work experience in the oilfields. Del and Mary were married in 1954 and in 1959 Del graduated from the University of Alberta in Petroleum Engineering. He joined Hudsons Bay Oil and Gas and spent his working career with them and successor Dome Petroleum until his retirement in 1984. Following retirement he enjoyed travel, golf and volunteer work with the Drop-In Centre. He will be missed by his many friends and remembered for his dry humour and love for his family.

Funeral Services will be held at Lakeview United Church (3023 – 63rd Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Society, 423 – 4 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0C8

In living memory of Del Wright, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. My condolences to Del’s family.
    I am a former employee of Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas and Dome like Del.
    I enjoyed seeing Del at an HBOG Reunion or 2 in recent years as well as reading of his work with the Drop-in Centre in the Calgary Herald. He did have a good sense of humour and will be missed.

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  2. Dear Mary,
    I am so sorry to hear about Del.We got on very well at the DIC, and my wife Sally and I enjoyed your and Del’s company a few times at the DIC Christmas party.
    I know roughly how you must feel because we,too, had a death in our family – one of our three sons,age 46.

    Unfortunately we will be unable to attend the funeral services tomorrow.
    If there is anything we can do for you now or later,please call (278-9052).

    Karl and Sally

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  3. Art and Eileen Schlenker :

    Dear Mary and ‘Girls’,
    It seeems like we must still be ‘Girls’ as it was so long ago we lived in North Glenmore. Time has flown, but we warmly recall your lovely family and our connections there.
    We are very sorry to read of Del’s passing and want you to know that our caring thoughts and sincere sympathy are with you and yours.

    With kindest rregards,
    Art and Eileen Schlenker and Linelle and Cara – all still in Calgary.

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