BAILLIE, David Gibb
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February 24, 1925 - May 14, 2012
It is with heavy hearts we announce our beloved husband father and grandfather passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012. David was born on February 24, 1925 in Deantown, Edinburgh, Scotland. On March 1, 1926, with his mother and brother, they immigrated to Halifax, NS, and then travelled by train to Prince Rupert, B.C. where father awaited. They spent 23 years in Prince Rupert except for a two-year term at UBC. He proudly joined the RCMP in October of 1948 and received an honourable discharge in October of 1953. Anxious to get into the vibrant oil and gas industry, he joined a small independent company in 1954. He was employed by L.M. Oil Company/Monsanto Oils Ltd., as land man on September 1, 1959, resigning in 1977 as Regional Manager for Canada. He continued his employment in the oil and gas industry as a land man for Windsor Resources Inc. and ultimately, retired as a consultant in 2003. David was a member of the Calgary Petroleum Club since 1962, a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Men since 1959 and an avid upland bird and waterfowl hunter. David is sadly missed by his beloved wife of 58 years, Eileen (nee Meagher); son James; grandson Michael and granddaughter Sara. He will also be remembered by sisters-in-law Peggy Standen and Anne Meagher and many other nieces, nephews and friends. We wish to give special recognition to Dave's friend, Kirby Mar for the tremendous help and support he gave during Dave's cancer treatments. He was predeceased by his mother Janet, and father William; brother Alexander. A Gathering will be held in the Reception Centre at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In living memory of David Baillie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from May 16 to May 22, 2012