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HERMAN, Albert (Al)

August 23, 1926 – Rhein, Saskatchewan
August 29, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

We are sad to announce the passing of Al Herman on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the age of 92.

Born in Rhein, SK, Al earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Alberta, and his doctorate degree from the University of Montana. Al had a long career in education beginning as a teacher in a one room schoolhouse in Saskatchewan and culminating as a Professor at the University of Calgary. After an early retirement, Al enjoyed many years of travelling and winters in Phoenix.

Al is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Rod Jacobson and Margo and Jim Jacobson, and a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Jan Herman, and will be greatly missed by his nine grandchildren: Jenna, Kelsey and Nick Jacobson; Joel (Heather) and Logan (Maddie) Jacobson; and Samantha, Matthew, Steven (Kari) and Spencer Herman. Al was predeceased by his beloved wife of fifty-eight years, Phyllis.

A private family gathering will be held to celebrate the life of Al. Condolences may be forwarded through Sincere appreciation for the loving care provided by the staff at Alberta Health Services – Home Care, the Rockyview Hospital Units 47 and 59 and AgeCare Glenmore.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to support the Body Donation Program, with cheques made payable to the University of Calgary, with Body Donation Program in the Department of Anatomy written in the memo, and mailed to Cumming School of Medicine, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1, telephone 403-220-2695.

In living memory of Al Herman, 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. Allan and Rebecca Chilton

    Karen, Margo, and Mark and families,
    Holding you all close in our thoughts.
    With deepest sympathy,

    Allan and Rebecca Chilton

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  2. Dr. Herman was my supervisor from 1978-1984. Thanks to his wise mentoring, I have had a successful career as a clinical health psychologist at the Tom Baker Cancer for the past 30+ years. Your (grand)father was a kind, generous and intelligent man.

    Please know that I grieve with you.

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  3. Karen, Margo, Mark and families,
    Thinking of you in this your time of sorrow.
    Sincere sympathy,
    Katherine Knaus
    Dorothy Allen
    Bill Schoemaker

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  4. Dr. Herman was my graduate supervisor at U of C from 1980-1985. His guidance, support, mentorship, ethics and wisdom changed my life and shaped my career in so many ways. Al modelled for me the kind of graduate supervisor I have tried to be for the many students I have taught and supervised during my 30 year career at UBC. I owe him a huge debt of gratitude and always remember him fondly.

    My sincere condolences to Al’s family members and friends. May your memories bring you comfort.

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  5. Norma McClelland

    Karen, Margo and Mark and families
    Our sincere sympathy to all of you . Your memories of your dad will always keep him close.
    Gary and Norma McClelland

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  6. Karen,Margo and Mark. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Even though it has been a long time since we have seen Uncle Albert we will always remember the wonderful times had with him and Aunt Phyllis at the farm. Our sincere sympathy to you and your families.
    Robert and Tammy Herman

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