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SHEPARD, Kenneth (Shep) Allan

February 26, 1928 – January 24, 2017

It is with profound sadness that Shep’s family announce his peaceful passing on January 24, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario Shep spent his formative years in Chapleau and London, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BSc (Honours) in Geology in 1951. Soon after, he began his long and illustrious career in the oil patch starting and finishing up in Calgary. Along the way he and his family also lived in Edmonton, Regina, Chicago and London, England. He took on ever increasing managerial roles culminating in positions as Vice President of Exploration for Amoco Europe and West Africa and finally Vice President of Exploration for Amoco Canada. Not being one to stay idle for long, Shep soon rejoined the workforce after retirement as President of Canadian Wolverine. Finally, after some forty-two years, Shep retired for good and began to pursue his great love of sports in a full time capacity. He especially loved playing golf at the Earl Grey Golf Club and Glencoe Golf and Country Club. In the winters, he and Beth continued to play on the various courses in Sun City West, Arizona. Besides golfing, Shep was also well known as a wily competitor on the tennis, squash and hand ball courts. His family didn’t call him “Sheppy Go-Go” for nothing.

Shep will forever be remembered and missed by Beth, his wife and soul mate of 65 years. In addition, he is survived by his children, Ann Newman, Bruce (Karen) and Sandy (Greg); grandchildren, Michael, Sarah (Pavan), Derrick (Christie), Diana, Emily and Savannah and great-grandchildren, Milla and Jag. Shep has also left behind a multitude of friends and business associates far too numerous to mention.

In accordance with Shep’s wishes there will be no formal funeral proceedings. Many thanks go out to the staff and health professionals of the Stay Well Manor, Ypres Green SW and the Woodbine Wing at the Beverly Glenmore Centre. Their compassion and tireless assistance in the past year helped Shep and his family immeasurably.

Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Shep’s name to “Resident Care Needs”, the Woodbine Unit, Beverly Glenmore Centre 1729 – 90th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4S1, or to the charity of one’s choice.

In living memory of Shep, 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. Margaret and Art Burchnall

    Margaret and I were very saddened to learn of Shep’s death. We have fond memories of attending the Maple Leaf Ball at the Dorchestor Hotel in London, England in 1983 with the Shepards and other mutual friends, also connecting with Shep and Beth at various Scottish golf courses while we were living in Scotland and the Shepards in London.

    All the best to you, Beth, and your family, during this difficult time.

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  2. I was saddened to learn of the passing of Shep ( that’s how we knew him at Pan American
    Petroleum). He was one of my best bosses and a prince of a man.
    My condolences to you Beth and your family.

    Yours in Grief
    Murray Larson

    Murray Larson

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  3. Lawrie and Shirley Schmidt

    Dear Beth,
    Shirley and I were saddened to hear of Shep’s passing. To you and your family we extend our sincerest condolences. I had the opportunity to work with Shep in Regina and Calgary, and I considered him one of the best people to work for and with. His greeting to me was ‘how are you Sean’ (standing joke between us), we will miss him as will the many that considered him a true friend. May he rest in peace..
    Lawrie and Shirley

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  4. Dear Ann and Family
    So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I only knew him a short while but the memory of his endearing smile lingers.
    Thinking of you
    (Retired nurse from Unit 200 Beverly)

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  5. Donna Lee Keckeisen

    Dear Ann and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on the Loss of a very Charming, Humorous
    sports minded Dad to all.
    Donna lee Keckeisen
    Matthew, Julia, Nathanial Compton, Micah, Marion, Elliott and Lillia Compton

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  6. Sincerest condolencences to all the members of the Shepard family. Shep was one of the good guys!

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  7. Susanne Ridley Maxwell

    Beth, Ann, Bruce, Sandy and families,
    We are really sorry to read this news of Shep, he will be remembered by all the Ridleys as a great friend, a sweet, gentle and funny man. I have many fond memories from those years we saw you in London and on visits to Stavanger. I know you will miss him dearly, love that Sheppy Go-Go nickname!

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  8. Sad to hear of the news of Sheps passing.
    I remember him fondly from my early days at Pan American in Calgary. He was my first “boss”. His gentle style, graciousness influenced my career at Amoco. I will always remember him.

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