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FENTON, Warren Douglas

March 20, 1925 – July 17, 2019

Warren Douglas Fenton passed away in Calgary, AB at the age of 94 years. Barbara, his dearly loved wife of almost 74 years, predeceased him by 7 months.

He was born in Claresholm, AB to Victoria Lee Crosswhite and Edgar Fenton.  Warren grew up in the hills west of Claresholm, where from the age of 7, he worked at the family sawmill along side his brothers, felling trees and producing lumber.  It was very dangerous work and hard times.  As a teenager, he worked as a ranch hand, then headed north in search of work surveying the Alaska Highway.  During WWII, seeking overseas adventure, he joined the military.  He was stationed in Holland, France and in England, where he met and married Barbara.  Following the war, they settled first in Claresholm and then Calgary.  He spent many years at GSL as a mechanic, then as the Service Manager.  The last 20 years of his career, he was the manager of Safety and Training, Mechanical Services, City of Calgary.  Warren was a chartered member of the Calgary Winter Club, where he enjoyed swimming and curling.  He was an avid cyclist and golfer, but his true passion was cars.  He loved to drive.  During his retirement, he spent many years, well into his 80’s, delivering Meals on Wheels.  Warren and Barbara enjoyed traveling to many places, spending much of their later life wintering in Maui – a place he called “Paradise”.  He had humor and a gentle demeanor and was a patient, pleasant and engaging man. He was always available to help. His success in life came from the high standards he set for himself.  He was supportive and he led by example.  He was a man of integrity with an extreme sense of honor and justice.  One of his favorite sayings was “why put off till tomorrow what you can do today”.  He entertained family and friends with stories of his adventures.  But his real stories were in the struggles in getting to places, dealing with difficult situations and making life work when everything was against you.  He faced suffering and death many times, but somehow always managed to escape.   Warren wasn’t very religious, but he believed that he had an angel looking out for him.  The lesson he imparted on his family was – hard is good and you need to find the best in yourself. Even though Warren was still walking and able to take care of himself, he was ready to die.  He said “I’ve had a long, good life and now it is time to go”.

His son, Terry (Margot), daughter, Averil, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren will gather privately for a Celebration of His Life.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB  T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455,

In living memory of Warren Fenton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6,   Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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