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TURCOTTE, Joseph “Leo”

November 8, 1926 – Kimberley, British Columbia
March 1, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

After a good life, Joseph “Leo” Turcotte, beloved husband of Joan Turcotte of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

Leo was born in Kimberley, BC, he moved to Drumheller, AB, with his parents at the age of two. He graduated from the Drumheller High School in 1944 and went to work with the Canadian Pacific Railway in Penhold, AB. In March of 1945, he joined the Canadian Army and was discharged in October, 1945. Leo went to work with Robertson and Anderson Ltd.; an accounting firm in Red Deer, AB. He stayed there for six years, studying accounting and commenced worked in 1952 at Texaco Exploration Company. He retired from Texaco in 1984 as a general manager for Western Canada in Texaco’s Supply and Transport Division. After his retirement, he and his wife Joan spent time travelling the world, they had many years together enjoying a great life.

Leo leaves behind his wonderful wife, his daughters and his son.

As per Leo’s request there will not be a service. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Leo Turcotte, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6,   Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Hicklin family

    So sad to hear that Leo will no longer be with us. We always enjoyed our game nights at Christmas time with him & Joan. His smile & is laugh were infectious. RIP ❤️

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  2. Helen and Gordon Beach

    We’ll miss our good neighbour and friend, Leo. Our daughters called him “Mr. Leo” and that tradition continues.

    Joan, you and Leo have been our inspiration when seeing you arriving home from golfing, swimming, tennis, even before we had finished our breakfast! We hope to be as active and fun as you two always have been.

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  3. Barry and Sheila Foster

    Working for Leo at Tex Ex was one of the highlights of my life. So may great memories.

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  4. Billie-Ann Lubert

    Joan and family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Leo. The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. We have many fond memories of a wonderful neighbor. He could always be found putzing away in the yard, sharing a smile, eager to chat and share a story. You will be truly missed. All our love. Kevin, Billie, Adria and Ashlyn Lubert

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  5. Dear Joan and family, Mike, Meshala, Donna,
    My deepest condolences to all. I had the total pleasure of working with Leo, at Texex/Texaco – COP&S/S&D from 1973 until his retired in 1984. The best working years of my life with the best boss one could ever hope to have. A fine gentleman and one who was always both distinguished and distinguishable. He always, always held my total, total respect.
    I will always cherish our many business trips, dinners and golf games together. The only true legacy one leaves behind are children and of that I know he was so very proud.
    Leo will be missed by everyone that knew him.
    Bob Hamilton

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  6. Ian & Marline Murdoch

    Marline and I offer our condolences on your loss. Leo always had a hearty laugh and a ready smile. You were great companions and good friends to all at Texaco. May your treasured memories sustain you through this difficult time.

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  7. Dear Joan and family, Mike, Meshala, Donna
    When your envelope arrived my heart dropped. I took me a few hours before I could open it. Your letter must not have been an easy write so I appreciate you taking the time. I knew by his annual Christmas letters that he was having a “good life” He did share with me that his health was failing in his past letter and it has been on my list of things to do .. Give Uncle Leo a phone call… a regret for sure that I didn’t… A memory for me is his laugh. He had a great character and a big heart. I will keep up my annual letter for sure. Hugs and love to you all.

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