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GILBERT, Edward Everett (Ned)

May 3, 1922 – Madison, Wisconsin
November 16, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Ned Gilbert of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on May 3rd, 1922 where he had a free-spirited childhood. After finishing college, he moved to Calgary as the first employee of Sun Oil Company, now Suncor, where he became exploration manager. His dedication, courage and foresight were instrumental in the creation of Canada’s oil industry. In later years he became director of the land management program at the University of Calgary, thus following in his father’s academic footsteps.

Ned married Evelyn (Lyn) Gilbert in 1947 and, together, they raised their two children. Ned and Lyn were actively involved in their neighbourhood, their community and their city. They were well-loved and loved well. Their final years were spent together at Garrison Green Assisted Living.

Ned was predeceased by his wife, Lyn, and daughter, Shauna. He is survived by his son, Mervyn, and daughter-in-law, Diana.

Funeral Services will be held at Temple B’Nai Tikvah (900 47 Ave SW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, January 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Temple. All are welcome. Condolences may be forwarded through

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  1. As a high school friend of their son Merv I was welcomed into many Gilbert family outings by Ned and Lyn. Ned hosted ski outings in the winter and chaperoned us on both successful and not so successful cycling trips in the mountains in the summer. He was always there to support our teenage explorations. He took to heart the concept that the child is father of the man. We youngsters reaped the benefits.

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  2. Ned was a great contributor to All of us at the University of Calgary and the Calgary Community. We especially appreciated the very positive contributions he made to the Staff and Students in the faculty of Management at U of C.
    A wonderful man who will be missed. Sincere condolences to his family

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  3. M. Elizabeth Burke-Gaffney

    I’m so sorry to learn about Ned — he had a very active mind and was a real advocate for the Landmen and the land profession. My sincere condolences to the family.

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  4. Gloria Boogmans

    Very sad to hear of Ned’s passing. He was a true gentleman with a keen intellect. He generously shared his vast knowledge of the Canadian oil and gas industry and was a tireless supporter and contributor to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen of which he was a member for over 70 years. He will be missed!

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