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FINCH, Peter

January 29, 1931 – Calgary, Alberta
September 5, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Peter Finch, beloved husband of Mary Finch (nee Long) of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

Peter worked his entire career of forty-one years at Crane Supply in Calgary. His later retirement years were spent golfing at Willow Park Golf and Country Club with friends and family until the age of eighty. He also enjoyed spending the winter months in Phoenix, AZ with Mary for almost fifteen years after his retirement.

Besides his loving wife, Mary, Peter is remembered by son and daughter-in-law, Don and Eleanore Finch, and grandson Adam (Shelsey) and great-granddaughter Charli, granddaughter Kelly (Mike), son Randy and daughter-in-law Heather Finch, and grandson Cooper. He was predeceased by his son Paul.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial or to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Palliative Care providers at Southwood Care Centre for the exceptional care provided to Peter.

In living memory of Peter Finch, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Lyn & John Henry :

    Mary & Family

    We were so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing
    Our deepest sympathy

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  2. To Mary & Family
    I’m very sad to hear of Peter’s passing. I’m happy to still be part of Crane Supply’s family and I learned so much from him when I had the pleasure of working for him years ago.
    I was happy to read that he enjoyed his retirement years golfing too !
    My condolences to the whole family !
    Terri McHugh (Don & Hazel Hulbert’s daughter)

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  3. Don, Eleanore & family

    Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Sincerely Brett & Valerie

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  4. Don & Family
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. We are thinking of you in your time of mourning.
    Sincerely,

    Dave & Sandi Bredy

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  5. Dear Don;
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
    I am so proud to have worked for him and to have had him as my Mentor.
    Our sincerest condolences to You, Eleanore, your Mom and Family.
    Larry & Toni Mueller

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  6. To Mary and Family
    I am saddened to learn of Peter’s fight with cancer and his recent passing.
    During my eight (8) years working for Crane Supply in Lethbridge, Calgary Central Service store and the main branch, it was a privilege to work with and get to know your husband Peter and sons Don and Randy.
    I still can recall the annual summer camping and fastball get together with Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Edmonton. They were very fun times.
    Please accept my condolences to you and your family.
    Your Truly,
    Bobby and Hilda Omotani

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  7. To Mary & Family,
    I am saddened to learn of Peter’s passing.
    Please accept My condolences to you and your family.
    Your Truly,
    Bobby and Hilda Omotani

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  8. Allan McMillan :

    Dear Mary & family:
    I am the son of Don & Bunnie McMillan and remember Peter well from my time at Crane Supply and from the events Mom and Dad used to have at the house. Like my father, Peter was a hard working guy and a man of integrity and by his example, he left his left his mark on me in a positive way that he likely never imagined. Our family (including brother Doug) is thinking of the Finch family in this difficult time.
    Allan McMillan

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  9. Mary, Don and family…Peter certainly provided a strong example of what hard work, integrity, leadership and just plain old decency could mean. For those lucky enough to work for him, or in my case, as a young sales guy for another division, Peter demonstrated in every way what was best in leadership for staff, customers , vendors and the community at large. It is wonderful that he was able to enjoy such a long and fruitful retirement after giving so much to Crane Supply.

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  10. Frank and Marion McGaffney :

    Dear Mary and family: We feel very sad to hear of Peter’s passing. Our Arizona memories will be always with us as we reflect on all the get-togethers we enjoyed with you both.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time – love from us both

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  11. Peggy & George Ross :

    So Sorry Mary & Family!! Peter was a Great Friend as well as you!! xoxo

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  12. My condolences to Mary & family in your loss. We miss your smiling face at Willow Park Golf!

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  13. Donny, Elanore, Adam & Kelly;

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your father, father in law and Grandpa. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Sincerely, Craig & Sandra

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  14. Condolences from the Perkins family on the loss of Peter. When we think back at our youth, Crane Supply was a big part of it, along with memories of your father.

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  15. Don, Eleanore & Family,
    Very sorry to hear about Peter’s passing. As one of his staff, I always appreciated his honest straightforward approach to business.

    May God comfort you all at this time.

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  16. To Mary & Family
    It is with great sadness that we heard of Peter’s passing.

    We remember him at this time as a great leader, honest, fair and a shining example of what our company still strives to be, it is a legacy we respect and admire.
    He was a true gentleman who made Crane Supply better for being a part of it.

    Condolences to the whole family
    Jodie Curran, on behalf of the Staff and Management Crane Supply

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  17. Helen & Lyle Henkelman :

    Dear Mary and Family – our condolences to you all . We cherish memories of our
    happy times together in Mesa .
    Hugs from us both – Helen and Lyle

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  18. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Finch family during this difficult time!
    Sincerely,
    The Durand Family

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  19. Although my brother, Allan, kindly included me in his message and we share many of the same memories, I thought I should offer my personal condolences. I know that my father, Don McMillan, valued greatly Peter as a highly capable member of the Crane family in Calgary. I knew him first from parties (usually at Christmas at the home of my parents) where he was always pleasant and had time to talk with those much younger such as myself. During my brief work one summer in the Crane warehouse and later during inventory, I did not have a lot of personal contact but I know the other Crane employees thought highly of Peter.
    I know these are challenging times for all your family (and friends). I anticipate the memory of many happy times you shared will help sustain you as you are all proud of a man who lived his life well.
    Doug McMillan

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  20. Our Hearts break for your family. I hope you find strength in all the kind words above and the friends and family supporting you. We are all thinking of you.

    Your Altek Family,

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  21. Bill & Jacquie Cumming :

    So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing, Mary. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

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