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PEACOCK – Fred Halliday

November 23, 1916 – February 15, 2010

Fred H. Peacock of Calgary passed away peacefully on February 15, 2010 at the age of 93 years.

Fred leaves daughters Leslie (Wolfgang) and Jane; son Brian (Robin); grandchildren, Stephen, Alex, Hillary, Kate, Jackson, Anders and Brenn, and great-granddaughter Matisse. He was predeceased by his wife Ursula in 2008.

Fred lived most of his life in Calgary. He attended Crescent Heights High School and University in California before joining the RCAF in 1940 where he was a flight instructor and then Squadron Leader when discharged at the end of the war. Fred was an entrepreneur who after the war built a number of successful private businesses. He also served two terms as a Progressive Conservative MLA for Calgary Currie. He was appointed Alberta Minister of Trade and Industry in 1971 and was later appointed Agent-General for Alberta in Hong Kong. Fred was a former director of the Calgary Stampeders and held season tickets for over sixty years. He served with distinction on several boards including as President of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and as Chair of the Calgary United Way. He was a member of the Rotary (South Calgary Chapter), the Al Azhar Shriners, the Calgary Golf and Country Club, the Ranchmen’s Club and the Glencoe Club. Late in life, he accepted Christ as his Lord and Saviour, a decision that brought him great peace. During his long and fruitful life, Fred left a legacy of fond memories and valued friendships in his path.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If so desired and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope for the Nations, 2041 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 6G7 for Hope-Masinga Orphan Projects, Kenya. The family wishes to thank Sandra Bulado for the special care she gave to Fred over the past two years.

In living memory of Fred Peacock, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. E. Charles Filipski, Jr. :

    Please accept the sincerest condolences of the Filipski family on the loss of Mr. Peacock. As a young man, I was introduced to Mr.Peacock by my late father, Gene Filipski. My father always admired and respected Mr. Peacock and years later, when I became a member of his Rotary Club, Mr. Peacock was one of the first gentlemen to welcome me into the fold. The fact that he would take time to do such a kind thing was indicative of just one part of an immense character. He regaled me with stories of he and my father (whom I had recently lost) which was very comforting and thoughtful. Mr. Peacock will be dearly missed as there are far too few like him left among us. Sincerely, E. Chas. Filipski, Jr. and family

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  2. Ken Copithorne :

    I am presently out of the Country and will be unable to attend Fred’s funeral.
    I do however want to extend my condolences to the family. Fred will be missed by many.

    Best regards,

    Ken Copithorne

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  3. Dianne Brodrick :

    Our heartfelt thoughts are with your family at this sad time.
    George & Judy Groeneveld & Staff
    MLA Highwood Constituency

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  4. Martha Mawer and Doug Hassell :

    Our deepest sympathy to all of the extended family of Fred Peacock. We are thinking of all of you at this sad time. Fred was a respected member of the Calgary business community and will be missed.

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  5. Honourable Nick Taylor :

    My condolences to Fred’s very extended family. As a fellow politician, admittedly of an opposing stripe, I enjoyed his thoughts and story telling.
    He was one of a kind and Alberta will miss him.

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