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HENDERSON, Thomas Roger

June 1, 1931 – Edmonton, Alberta

December 16, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Thomas Roger Henderson on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Tom leaves to mourn and to celebrate a life well lived, his wife of more than 65 years, Edna (Cinnamon) and three children, Barb Ogle (Kelly), Bob Henderson (Kate), and Sandy Dellenbach (Jim). Tom had eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, Christy Kneiss (Rick), Lydia, Emma, Brooklyn and Victoria; Joey Ogle (Colin Butchart); Jeff Henderson (Melissa), Parker and Aiden; Robyn Dellenbach (Jordan Hunter), and Mike Dellenbach.

Grandpa was predeceased by his grandchildren, Andrew Henderson (1986), Sam Ogle (1988), and Brad Henderson (2013).

Tom was born to Jack and Agnes Henderson on June 1, 1931 on the family farm in the Horse Hills district east of Edmonton. He attended high school in Bon Accord where Edna met ‘my beautiful boy’ in 1946 thus beginning a more than 70-year partnership. In 1950 he went to work for Imperial Pipeline Limited in the rapidly expanding Redwater oilfield. In 1955 Tom left Imperial to join Pembina Pipe Line Ltd., beginning a 38 year mutually beneficial association with what is respectfully referred to as ‘the outfit’, until he retired in 1993.
Tom and Edna enjoyed parts of the winter in Arizona and completing a circum-navigation of North America in his new pickup and fifth-wheel trailer. Tom was an avid gardener, a vociferous reader, and possessed a quick wit. Sadly, in the past several years he suffered from increasingly acute dementia. The family wants to thank the caregivers, staff, medical professionals and The Granddaughter’s Association at Revera Extended Care for their unfailing custody and care of Dad.

According to Tom’s wishes, there will not be a funeral. Although an imposing physical presence, Tom was a very humble man. If folks so desire, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society is appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Tom Henderson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Dear Edna and family,

    My deepest sympathy is extended to the whole family – it was a pleasure knowing Tom. I always remember him saying “I guess we’re still here because we can still read the paper.”

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  2. Fred and Betty Webb

    Dear Edna and family,
    Tom not only helped make Pembina a good company but an enjoyable and friendly outfit as well. Our deepest sympathy.

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  3. Dear Sandy and Edna and family:
    I was sad to hear about Tom’s passing. Always enjoyed catching up with him at the Quarter Century Club luncheons and have missed seeing him and you these past few years. My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences is extended to you and your whole family.

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  4. Dear Edna and family
    Tom was a wonderful member of the Pembina family and an inspiration to all. Our deepest sympathy.
    Bob and Michele Michaleski

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  5. Our common time at PPL was brief. On my arrival, Tom opened his hand of friendship to me. A warm & considerate man. RIP Tom.

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  6. Dear Edna and Family,
    I worked closely with Tom in the Pipeline Group when I first started with Pembina in 1979. He was a patient mentor, and always a gentleman. When I think of “Hollywood” Henderson, I think of what a tall, good looking man he was in his light blue cashmere blazer, his silver hair, and that million dollar smile. He was well respected in the Outfit and industry. It was a real pleasure to work with Tom. My condolences to the family.

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  7. It is hard to believe that our friend of 44 years has passed. Our “Lakeview” days are remembered fondly. We enjoyed our friendship with both Edna and Tom. We did have fun times. Tom could always make you smile. We will miss you. Bill and Marge

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