Chester Alan (Chet) Perry (1944 - 2018)

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PERRY, Chester Alan (Chet)
April 22, 1944 - High Prairie, Alberta
January 11, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta
Chester Alan Perry (Chet), died in the early hours of
Thursday January, 11 aged seventy-three, after a year-long
fight with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his bride, of
fifty-two years, Carol; his daughters Audrey (& Sean) and
Tara (& Jeremy); his four grand children Nathan, Daniel,
Samantha, and Logan; brothers Ronald, George, and Patrick.
Chet was born 22nd April 1944, in High Prairie, Alberta, the
second son of Raleigh Perry and Ardith Perry (nee Greer), and
step-son to Helen Perry (nee Tierney).
Chet began his career in the telecom industry right out of high
school, working for the telephone company, AGT. In 1972, he
returned to school and received an Engineering degree from the
University of Alberta. His drive to be his own boss resulted in a move to Calgary
in 1979 and the creation of his own company, that then became Pathcom Wireless,
which he ran successfully for thirty-five years before selling it and retiring in 2014.
He relocated to the Cochrane area in 1988, and soon moved his business becoming the
town's first wireless internet provider. He was well known for his personal commitment
to his customers. He will be remembered for his fierce devotion to his entire family,
his generosity, and his terrible jokes.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Cochrane,
369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB), on Saturday January, 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception
to follow at Cumbrian Arms (57WAarsby Road, Cochrane, AB) at 3:00 p.m.
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In living memory of Chet Perry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek
Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane,
369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.
Funeral Home
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes - Cochrane Funeral Home
369 Railway Street
Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2
(403) 932-4740
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Jan. 18, 2018