August 19, 1926 – June 19, 2015
Arthur (Art) Howard Shepard passed away peacefully at home on Friday June 19th, 2015. Predeceased by his beloved wife Alice, he is lovingly remembered by his children Colleen (David) and Russ (Irena), and his six grandchildren Christopher, Stephen, David (Alexandra), Glenn (Gianna), Alex and Anna, as well as his brother Roy.
Art was born on the family homestead in Iola, Alberta. His childhood years were spent growing up in Camrose and Edmonton where he met and married Alice in 1952, moving to Calgary in 1962 to open the ERCB’s Core Research Center. During his time there as Administrator he developed the world’s largest most complete core repository and upon retirement Art turned to consulting to share his expertise around the world. Whether working in some far away country, building family cabins, creating beautiful stained glass work or caring for his family he was never far from his cup of coffee! As Art’s health declined he was able to remain at home with his little Pomeranian dog Cactus thanks to the care and support of many individuals. Our family is very grateful for all of the wonderful caregivers and doctors who have cared for Art over the years.
Funeral Services will be held at Hope Lutheran Church (3527 Boulton Road N.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Daranne Harris Presiding. A visitation will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY(Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3 Telephone: (403) 290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.ca.
In living memory of Art Shepard, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences