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ACHESON, Joseph Samuel Malcolm

ACHESON, Joseph Samuel Malcolm

 August 8, 1938 – Hamilton, ON

August 29, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Mr. Joseph “Joe” Acheson, beloved husband of the late Ilene Rose Acheson (nee Heikkila) passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the age of 75 years.

Joseph Samuel Malcolm Acheson was born August 8, 1938 in Hamilton, ON to Gladys and Joseph Acheson. Joe enjoyed his younger years with his sister Ruth growing up in the Toronto area and later moving to Calgary, AB where Joseph met the love of his life who became his cherished bride Ilene Rose Heikkila on May 24, 1969 becoming his enteral soul mate for which he has reunited with.  Joe was a true family man. His love and dedication grew stronger with each passing day making him the proudest father and in later year’s grandfather. Joe had a kindness for dogs and he was always prepared making sure he had treats in his pocket to share with any he may encounter in his travels. Joe was a proud and loyal employee of the Molson’s Brewery for eighteen years working the production line until his retirement in October of 1994 which enabled him to spend more quality time with his growing family.

Joe has left a legacy of cherished memories that will be shared for generations to come.

Joe is survived by his two sons and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Heather and David and Charlene; his grandchildren Derek, Catherine and Clara; his sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Wayne Harrison of Monkton, ON; his three sister-in-laws Jean (Jim) Thomas, Ethel Pinney and Elsie Beddow; as well numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, co-workers and the Conn family in Ontario.

Joe was predeceased by his loving wife Ilene on March 11, 2003; along with his parents Gladys and Joseph Acheson.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 2:00p.m.    Condolences may be forwarded through Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Joseph’s memory, please forward to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Joseph Acheson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Lori McNabb (nee Heikkila)

    Doug, Heather, David, Charlene,

    We are so so sorry to hear about Uncle Joe. Lots of cherished memories to hold close to our hearts…. He will be missed by so many……. Love, prayers, and hugs to our family. We will see you all on Thursday……. Love Lori, Dave, and Ric

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  2. Marilyn & Wayne Parker

    Doug & Heather, David & Charlene and families:

    Your dad was a wonderful, caring, husband, father, and grandfather. He loved all of you so much, and was so proud of you. You will have many happy memories.


    Marilyn & Wayne Parker and family

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  3. Condolences from Uncle Jim, Aunt Jean, Jamie, Desiree, Maksim, Avania, Esmee, Jared, Janine, Tea, and Talon. We feel your pain as your Dad, Joe, also Grandfather to Derek, Catherine and Clara, Father-In-Law to Heather and Charlene, and Brother of Ruth was a special person to all of us. His presence will be missed but we know that he is with your Mother.

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  4. Joe.

    Your smile, wit, knowledge and listening skills were next to none. I enjoyed our marketing and philosophical chats. Furthermore, just you quiet thoughtful demeanor. My prayers are with you so you’re in peace.

    To Joe’s family, my heartfelt condolences. In the time I knew Joe, he was a gracious and kind soul.

    I’ll miss him.

    Jim Sapriken

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  5. David, Charlene and family,

    Just want to say how sorry we are to hear about the loss of your dad and know our thoughts and prayer go out to you and yours in this difficult time.

    God bless,

    Warren, Terri-Lee & if I may … the Bidell group.

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  6. Doug and Heather, David and Charlene
    It is a sad day for us all, The memories of Joe, that I have from my childhood are clear as the blue sky that shines down on him now…

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  7. Dan and Shirley Launder

    Joe, your smile and your wit, we will always remember and you always had a smile or a hello to all and being a part of our wedding on September 8th 2013 we were honored, may you rest in peace god bless. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

    P.S. Dan had a OV for you it wasnt all that bad lol

    Love always Shirley & Dan Launder

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  8. Louise And Michel

    Dear Doug, our heart is with you an your family in thèses days, take care.
    Sincerely, Louise and Michel

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