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January 26, 2015
September 21, 2011
I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with Harley on the Alberta portion of the Man in Motion World Tour and have in my possession a hand written note which he was famous for; he was most aware of everyone's contribution and readily recognized that whether the person's last name was McDonald, Gilmour, Nieuwendyk, Roberts, Fleury or Pryakhin, Murzyn, or Sabourin! As another good friend H. Boots Cooper would say, “he was good people, and we need a lot more of him!”
We wish all the best to Harley's family and friends ...

Reg McClellan and Chantal Benoit
September 08, 2011
To The Hotchkiss Family:

On behalf of the Todd/Bain/Rossi Families we were saddened to hear of our cousin Harley's death. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
July 04, 2011
Dear Paul,
I am so sorry to hear. My thoughts are with you and your Family. Sincere Condolences, Vicki Rushfeldt
July 03, 2011
Dear Becky and family, we are so sad to know of the loss of Harley. He was one person who most definitely left the world a better place than he found it. Becky, I am sure you are a huge part of his success and his grounding and generosity. No doubt his spirit will remain close to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you adjust to a different way of life. Be kind to yourself! Sincere condolences, Dr. Josie Wilson Emmett (Canmore, AB)
July 02, 2011
Dear Brenda, Jamie, and family,

I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather.

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

God's comfort and blessings to all of you.

With sincere sympathy,

Kim Lambrecht
June 30, 2011
To the Hotchkiss Family:

Harley touched the lives of many people in large and small ways that I am sure you may never be fully aware of. Harley wasn't the kind of guy who disclosed the kind things he had done for others. I first met Harley in a professional capacity and came to know him as a client and friend of our firm. Many years later when my son suffered a serious head injury. My wife and I were totally frustrated with trying to access help from our medical system. Harley provided some kind and helpful references and assistance that ultimately resulted in finding the people who could deliver the help we needed. I later called Harley to report the happy results and Harley typically gave the credit to others. Harley was a gentleman who made a big difference in the lives of our family and we will never forget the time he took to help us out.

Cal and Sue Johnson
June 29, 2011
On behalf of our Great Aunt Lottie Hingley and her family, our condolences to Becky and family. Aunt Lottie always treasured her years spent with your family!
June 29, 2011
Dear Becky and family:
Harley's memorial service was exceptional! It showed well the tremendous impact he had on his family, Canada and the fabric of what has become Calgary. Harley's personal involvement on that we achieved here in Calgary was phenomenal. Not only did he provide wisdom, vision and inspiration, he chaired and advocated the many fund-raising campaigns that made our research happen. Through him, the care of patients with neurosurgical disease has been considerably improved.
I will greatly miss the opportunity of seeking his opinion and advice. He will be terribly missed.
May you and your family cherish Harley's love for life, his exceptional generosity and the positive effect he had on the many many people he touched. Canada is better by all that Harley did during his remarkable life!

Thinking of you
Garnette Sutherland.
June 29, 2011
To the Hotchkiss family please know that our family's prayers are with you all. I remember the days at North Glenmore outdoor ice with Harley and my dad shoveling the rinks and sometimes refereeing. We are all blessed to have had such a gentleman in our lives. With sympathy, Patrick Kryczka and family.
June 29, 2011
Aunt Becky and family, even though we didn't see Harley that often because of the distance, it was always a pleasure to be in his presence. We followed his success through the years and were always proud of our relative from Sandytown. Also, I have read many of the comments in this guestbook and everyone stated how Harley put others first. I can only reiterated this because just last December not knowing Harley was going through treatments at the time, I called him to see if I sent a Calgary Flames sweater out to him if he would get a few sugnatures on it for my son. I told him you have enough problems of your own right now just forget it and he insisted that I send it out. We will never forget his concern for others.
God bless you all, during this time.

Ted Kennedy
June 29, 2011
Best Wishes and Courage to the Hotchkiss Family...

...thank you for all that you have done.
June 29, 2011
Harley Hotchkiss was one of the finest individuals I have ever known. He was kind, wise, treated everyone with such respect, and was the epitome of a good human being. His death is a huge loss to his family and friends, our community, and the country.
June 29, 2011
Harley Hotchkiss was one of the finest people I have ever known. He was kind, wise, treated everyone with such respect, and was the epitome of a good human being. His death is a huge loss to his family and friends, our community, and the country.
June 28, 2011
Emily and I offer our most sincere sympathies to you and your family on the passing of Harley. He was truly a great man and he will be missed by many.
Al and Emily Smith
June 28, 2011
My heartfelt sympathy for your loss of an outstanding citizen, wonderful husband and loving father. We remember many wonderful times as your neighbours on Lawrence Court. I especially remember Becky and Kay playing tennis in Glenmore Park and an always busy house next door always filled with family and friends.
Anne Stollbert (Stevenson)
June 28, 2011
So long to my neighbour from ages ago on Lawrence Court. Calgary will certainly miss a great man.
June 28, 2011
Dear Aunt Becky,
Uncle Harley was always one of my favourite uncles. He was always so happy to see us kids at Gramma&Grandpa Boyd's farm. He will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure to meet him.
June 27, 2011
June 27, 2011
Your Dad was a man of great integrity. My condolences to everyone in the family.
Keith Foster
June 27, 2011
June 26, 2011
We were saddened to hear Harley's passing. Our family is grateful for his friendship & his support of the
boy's hockey teams. Our prayers go out to his family. May he rest in peace.
Carmel & Peter Quinlivan -Hopkins & family Woodbridge Ontario
June 26, 2011
Dearest Becky, We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Harley will be remembered for many great accomplishments- we will remember him as a true gentleman! Much love to you,
Arthur, Mary & Nancy Fishman
June 26, 2011
Our deepest condolences to the Hotchkiss family. Harley was a man of such integrity and honour to which we have not seen. His passion for life, family and all other endeavours earned him the respect he received from so many. Blessed were those who knew him.
June 25, 2011
You will live forever through the lives of so many you touched.... through the causes and charity you supported in health care research and many others. The field of medicine, specifically, the brain research has made and will continue to make significant progress because of your generosity and warmth. May your soul rest in peace and your family be forever blessed.
June 25, 2011
Becky, Our heart goes out to you. You and Harley were the lifemates and soulmates that we admired and looked up to beyond all others. Together you made your community and your country a better place in countless ways, perhaps the most important of which was the example you set for how to live and give while on this earth. Gwyn feels blessed by having the chance during those last few days to recount with Harley the ways in which their of his life journeys had intersected, and to tell Harley what a powerful difference his mentorship had made.
With our love, Pat Trottier and Gwyn Morgan
June 25, 2011
To Paul and all your Family
It is one of the most difficult times for a family and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to you all.
Murray & Joan Beck (Formally Beck Electric)
June 25, 2011
June 24, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Hodgkiss familly. When I first started at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary as Vice President, Harley was the Board Chair and a great mentor. I still remember those days. He provided a great leadership style and was an excellent mentor. I will always remember him.

John King, Toronto.
June 24, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Hotchkiss Family.
I came to know Harley during my years with the Flames and as a person, he was an absolute gentleman.
As an owner, he was second to none
June 24, 2011
June 24, 2011
To the Hotchkiss Family

It is with great fondness I remember living next door to you in Lakeview all those years ago. I didn't know Harley well, but always admired him. He truly was a great man, one who will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and also by countless others who were touched, aided, and/or inspired by him.

My family send their condolences and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
June 24, 2011
To the family of Harley Hotchkiss, you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved one. Our heavenly Father is with you, and He will revive your heart and crush heart-Isaiah 57:15. (Erma L. Davis, Park Forest, IL.)
June 24, 2011
With great sadness in my heart I hear of the passing of HARLEY.May he rest in peace and God watch over his wife becky.You have touch so many hearts and you will never be forgotton Harley.
June 24, 2011
I am truly sorry for your lost. In your time of bereavement, know that God assures us that we will see our loved ones again. I’m sure that with the help of our loving Heavenly Father, your family, and friends you will be able to endure this trial. May your memories give you comfort.

T. Gates, GA
June 24, 2011
June 24, 2011
Dear Brenda
Words can not being to express my heartfelt sympathy for your devastating loss.
It was always my pleasure to be your Mum & Dads travel arranger for all those years, keeping tabs on the entire
Hotchkiss family was never boring. Those family trips to Naples meant so much to your parents.
It was also very nice to look out at those long lines at the
Executive Class check-in at the Calgary airport as see someone actually smiling back at me.
Your Dad will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Lyn Wood
June 23, 2011
To the Hotchkiss family:
It seems like only yesterday, that as a childhood friend of Paul, the eldest son of Harley and Becky, that I was spending the occasional Sunday dinner at your home; always kind and generous to everyone around them. I have fond memories of Mr.and Mrs. Hotchkiss traveling on Air Canada flights First Class, and being the kindest, most humble people aboard.I aspire to be half as good a person.
My sincere condolences to Paul and the entire Hotchkiss family.
Sincerely, Pamela Jonassen
June 23, 2011
June 23, 2011
Uncle Harley certainly left this world a better place than the one he entered; pretty good show for an old Straffordville boy. The term 'gentleman' must have been created with him in mind. Our deepest sympathies to Aunt Becky, Paul, Brenda, John, Richard and Jeff.
June 23, 2011
Aunt Becky and family,
We are truly saddened to hear of Uncle Harley's passing. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
June 23, 2011
Sorry for your loss.
June 23, 2011
Field Aviation - Our sincere condolences to the Hotchkiss family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 23, 2011
Mrs. Hotchkiss, Paul, Brenda, John, Richard, Jeff and all of your families;

I just wanted to let you know that Barb and I are both thinking of all of you at this most difficult time. Your Dad was truly one of a kind. I have always been so proud to say that I knew Mr. Hotchkiss because he was truly a kind and wonderful person who knew where he came from and he never forgot that.

While most people see him as the Flames owner, successful businessman and generous supporter of so many wonderful causes, I see him as a loving husband, a great father and a crafty practical joker. He always had a little something up his sleeve whenever I was around him.

However, where he made his biggest impression on me was how he treated Mrs. Hotchkiss. I always remember your Mom answering the phone on work days and it was your Dad on the other end calling her to see how she was doing and how her day was going. More importantly, I never, ever saw him treat her with anything but the utmost respect - and you deserved it Mrs. Hotchkiss because you in return were a wonderful wife and mother. I'm sure this is what allowed you to keep whistling those beautiful melodies all of the years I have known you.

I was also impressed with the great work ethic that he instilled in all of you. While he could have affored professional help to garden, mow lawns, wash cars, etc. it was always the kids jobs before they were allowed to goof around on the weekend.

My heart is full at this time because I was re-reading your Dad's book these past few months and I had a feeling that I should drop your Mom and Dad a note to say how much I enjoyed the book and the life lessons that it taught. I also wanted to say how much I appreciated their friendship, kindness and generosity over the years. Many of my most cherised youthful memories revolve around the Hotckiss family (ball hockey in the basement, days at the rink, thinking of ways to trick Lottie, trip to Flordia, driving Brenda to her wedding, did I mention ball hockey in the basement, etc., etc.).

I know that as proud of you are all of your father, I know that he was equally as proud of all of you. This is the legacy that will make him most happy - his family.

And to Mrs. Hotchkiss, I want you to know how much I appreciated you over my teenage years. You were a great example of what a great wife would be -an individual who was always smiling, always, happy and who sacrificed much for her husband and family (and you always carried yourself with such class and dignity).

I know that as time passes we see each other less frequently, but please be assured that I think of you all often and especially at this most difficult time.

Your Dad (and husband Mrs. Hotchkiss) will be rememered in so many different ways by so many different people. I feel so fortunate to have known him in ways that are so special and meaningful to me - he will always be a source of inspiration to me.

Once again, Barb and I hope that you will all be able to manage during this very difficult time and know that we love each and everyone of you.

Bill and Barb Gibson

Your loving friends;

Bill and Barb Gibson
June 23, 2011
One of the great true and loyal Spartans. May you rest in peace.
June 23, 2011
"My heartfelt condolences to the Hotchkiss Family- May our Heavenly Father The God of comfort and tender mercies be with you all. (1Cor1:3,4). With deep sympathy. Gail (Al)
June 22, 2011
Rest in Peace Harley. You made an impact on me with your kindness and decency when I met you. God bless your family during this very difficult time
You will be missed.
June 22, 2011
To the the family of Harley Hotchkiss - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
June 22, 2011
To the family of Harley Hotchkiss, you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved one. Our heavenly Father promises that death will be swallowed up forever-Isaiah 25:8. (Erma L. Davis, Park Forest, IL.)
June 22, 2011
Rest in peace my Dear friend, God Bless u and family,