Hugh Finley "Fin" McPherson (1925 - 2015)

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MCPHERSON, Hugh Finley (Fin)
June 4, 1925 – Sedgewick, Alberta
April 6, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Hugh Finley McPherson on Monday, April 6th at the age of 89 years.

Fin is survived by his daughter Colleen Cavan; daughter-in-law Yvonne McPherson; his sister Jane Tucker; and special friend Gloria Stocker; his grandchildren Lance (Lana) Cavan, Dan (Erin) Cavan, Jennifer Cavan, Michelle (Corey) Spence, Mike (Valene) McPherson, and Irish McPherson; great-grandchildren, Seth, Ethan and Evan McPherson, Keira and Ryder Spence, Beau and Brenna Cavan, Kinley and Hoyt Cavan. Fin is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; pallbearers Lance and Dan Cavan, Mike McPherson, Terry Seely, Phil Marsh, and Grayson Davis. Fin was predeceased by his wife Melba; sons, Gordon and Robert; and his son-in-law Warren Cavan.

Fin grew up on the family farm in Hardesty, Alberta until he joined the military in 1942 where he served in World War II (Holland) until the war was over. After returning from service he met and married Melba McAndrews in 1949. Fin and Melba moved to Lethbridge followed by Vulcan for three years until settling in Medicine Hat in 1958 where they raised their family.

Fin worked for Alberta Government Telephone for thirty-five years and moved to Calgary in 1972 where he retired in 1985. He was also involved with and volunteered with the MS Society. Fin was a life member of the Legion and a very dedicated member of the Honorary Color Party. He was very proud to be a part of this. He made many friends over the years being a part of the Legion. He loved to travel and wherever he went he made a point of finding a Legion to visit. Fin had a very large collection of pins he collected over the years from all the legions he visited across Canada.

Fin is very much loved and will be missed by all those who had the opportunity to get to know him.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB), on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Fin McPherson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.


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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Apr. 16, 2015
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