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February 9, 1939 - December 23, 2012
Gordon Pritchard passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, December 23 at the age of 73 years. Gordon was born in Burton upon Trent, England, received his undergraduate training at Imperial College, London and his PhD from the University of Alberta, after which he began his thirty year career in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. He will be forever remembered by his loving wife Valerie; his sister Gillian Chambers; his children Tracy (Darren) Carmelo and Darren (Andrea) Pritchard; his grandchildren Nicola and Abelynne; and his extended family Mark (Sheryl, Ryan, Janine) Preuter and Leonard (Jeri-Lynn) Preuter. A Celebration of Gordon's Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North), on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 (Telephone 1-866-412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/ memorial). The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the many doctors and nurses of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre who helped Gordon through the years, but especially to Dr. Karen Valentine for the special care and friendship she gave to Gordon. In living memory of Gordon Pritchard, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane
Published in The Calgary Herald from Jan. 5 to Jan. 10, 2013