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November 12, 1924 - February 11, 2013
Dad's great big heart stopped beating on Monday, February 11, 2013. He will be dearly missed by the family he loved so much, and by his many friends. Born in Oyen, Alberta into a large family with seven sisters and five brothers, his early life revolved around music, sports and hard work. As a young man, he joined the army to serve his country in WWII, where he was trained as a mechanic. His military training led to work with the Calgary Police Service, and as a mechanic, mostly in oil and seismic services. Everett met life's challenges with courage, relentless determination, effort, and incredible humor. His most prominent assets were his ability to see the best in everyone and his great love for his family. He leaves behind his wife and dear friend, Bertha Smith; children Colleen (Geoff) Tate, Coral Thygesen, Connie Erickson, Brent and Philip and their mother Gloria; grandchildren Ross, Erin (Chris), Ryan, Correen (Leif), Kevin (Pita), Colin (Cindy), Adam, Sara, and Ryah; brothers Joe and Tim; sisters Nona Deinum, Gail Burke, and Byrne Hindley; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. A celebration of Everett's life will be held on Saturday, February 23 at the Danish Canadian Club, 727 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dad's memory may be made to the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers (1512 Big Springs Way S.E., Airdrie, AB. T4A 1N2) or to a charity of one's choice. To forward condolences, please visit our website: www.mountainviewmemorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL GARDENS, FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 1605 - 100 Street S.E., Calgary, AB. Telephone: 403-272-5555.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Feb. 18 to Feb. 22, 2013