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WRIGHT, Warren Neil

February 7, 1930 – December 8, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Warren Neil Wright on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

He is predeceased by grandparents Thomas and Lily (nee Sutton) Wright of Southport, Thomas and Elizabeth (nee Sumner) Abram of Southport, parents Amos and Sarah (nee Abram ) Wright , uncles Eber Sutton Wright, Charles Thomas Abram, aunts Winnified Abram, Nellie Wright, Dorothy Wright, cousin Lawrence Eber Wright, and survived by his former wife and lifelong friend Sylvia Graham ( nee Bryan ) of Calgary, his son Geoff ( Nerissa ) Wright of Calgary, daughters Cindy (Tim ) Jacob of Calgary, Nora ( Clint ) Everson of Fort McMurray, his five grandchildren, Sasha Russell of Kamloops, Emma Jacob of Calgary, Johanna, Abigail, and Jedidiah Everson of Fort McMurray, his brothers Barrie ( Rosemary ) Wright of Kingston, and nieces Deb, Karen and Kim of Ontario, and Alan (Suzanne) Wright of Ontario, cousins Pauline ( Barry ) Abram, Philip Abram, Carl (Marjorie) Gore-Herbert of Southport England, Lorraine Wright, Terrance Sutton Wright, and Betty Arnold of Ontario and by nieces and nephews Dallas Bryan, Christine Parker, Kevin Parker and Deb Doerkson of British Columbia.

Warren was born in Crossens, Southport, Lancashire, England in 1930 and attended the King George IV School in Crossens, Southport. Living in England during the war years, he eventually immigrated to Canada in 1948 with his parents and siblings travelling on the Queen Mary entering via New York. Making his way by train to London Ontario, he eventually worked as a t.v. and appliance service man until he joined I.B.M. in 1958 as a technician. In 1959 he married Sylvia Bryan and had three children. He transferred with I.B.M. to Calgary in 1969 working until 1976 where he then joined Petro-Canada as a technician, retiring in 1986, eventually moving to Stavely Alberta in 2000.

Warren enjoyed many hobbies such as photography, computers, and recording music where he recorded various local Calgary musicians, churches and choirs like the Calgary Coral society and volunteered as an editor for Circle 60, a local Calgary tv program. He enjoyed target shooting where he had numerous awards including National Champion of Canada between 1958 – 1971 and Ontario champion in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He also enjoyed reading the whit and humour of his hero Winston Churchill.

“Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put”…. Winston Churchill.

Honouring Warren’s wishes, there will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, T2V 4Y8. The family would like to thank all staff for their warmth, caring, respect and compassion.

In living memory of Warren 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. Dear Cindy and family,
    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you all and help you through this difficult time.
    Love, Pat

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  2. To all my cousins in Canada, please accept the condolences of all my family. I very much regret not meeting Warren since I was 6 years old and too young to remember him. However I have enjoyed our correspondence in recent years and am very happy to be in touch with Cindy. Love and best wishes to you all thinking about you Cousin Pauline

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  3. Kelly Marshall :

    To my very dear cousins,
    We are so sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. Sylvia, you must have been such a great and caring friend to him. Cindy and Geoff, losing your Dad is such a heartbreaking experience but the times that you spend sharing your memories of him will always keep his spirit with you. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers, for your comfort and peace.
    Much love, Kelly, Travis and Nathan

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  4. Dear Cindy and all the family in Canada,

    We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Warren and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Although we never met Warren, we were so glad to be in touch with the family over the past year and to be able to share family memories with both Cindy and Warren in recent months.
    With love from Jane, Lee, Laura and James

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