McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

HARTLEY, Donald Ross

July 17, 1937 – Petrolia, Ontario
August 2, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Donald Ross Hartley passed away peacefully on Thursday August 2, 2018, at the age of 81 years at the Peter Lougheed Hospital surrounded by his family.

Don was born on July 17, 1937 to Charles and Ethel Hartley in Petrolia, Ontario. He was the eighth of thirteen siblings.

Don move to Calgary in 1959 and he married Bettie Jane (Saunders) on July 21, 1959. Don started working at Palm Dairies as a milk man when he first arrived in Calgary and work there for 20 years. He retired from Palm Dairies and went to work at the City of Calgary as an electricity bill collector, special meter reader and then moved to City Links group as a supervisor managing the teams looking after seniors’ yards. Don retired in 2001.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Bettie Jane and their children Terry, Rhonda (Terry Kennedy), Roxane (Brent Dawson); and eleven grandchildren (Julie, Robert and his son Braedyn, Stephanie (Ryan Tanner), Brian, Brent, Richard, Annika, Jeremy, Noelle and Jackson)

He was predeceased by his oldest grandson Bradley; his parents; three brothers and five sisters; many friends and relatives; and his beloved dog Wally.

Funeral Services will be held at Calgary East Church of the Nazarene (5420 – 8th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the church with the graveside service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace. Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to thank the staff at the Clifton Manor for their care of Don over the past year and to the emergency staff at the Peter Lougheed Hospital for their wonderful bedside care during his final hours. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Donald Hartley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585

Offer Condolence for the family of HARTLEY, Donald Ross

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Michelle Elliott

    Aunt Bettie, Terry, Rhonda, Roxane & families. So very sorry for your loss of Uncle Don, he will be sadly missed… he was definitely one of a kind!!
    Everyone I have talked to down here has said they always remember him making his eyes bulge with his glasses… !!
    Cherish all the memories that you have as they will be with you forever.
    We will be thinking of you, helping you through these next few days…
    Love Michelle, Brad, Mitchell & Allison xoxo

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. Ron & Cheryl Saunders

    Our Deepest Sympathy! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He is a well Loved Man!

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence


Please note: Your condolences will go to our moderator for approval and once approved will be published to this page. In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *