Herbert Charles

Date of death:
Wednesday February 21, 2018

The Calgary Herald, AB

Flanagan, Herbert (Herb) Charles August 31, 1928 - Melfort, Saskatchewan February 21, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta We lost a Great Man Today Our dad, Herb Flanagan of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Dad was born in Melfort, SK. on August 31, 1928. Dad obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and then moved to Calgary where he began a successful career as a landman and was a CAPL member for over forty-eight years. In Calgary, he was in the RCAF Reserves and was a pilot with the 403 Squadron. Dad was an adventurous soul, always seeking something new, whether it be flying, hunting, sailing or travelling. Dad loved to tell a good story and was very proud of his Irish heritage. Needless to say, St. Patrick's Day was one of his favourite celebrations! Dad and Gramps was a kind and generous man. Although he endured many hardships, he was our rock and strength through those difficult times. Dad is survived by his four children and their spouses, Mike and Tricia, Cori, Kelle and Brad, and Colleen and Rob; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and by his two sisters, Colleen Gilliland of Saskatoon, SK and Maureen Flanagan of Walnut Creek, California. He was predeceased by his wife Leona Helen (nee Lutz) and daughter Carla. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S. W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. A Celebration of Herb's Life will be held on a warm, sunny day in June when the Orioles are singing. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Our sincere appreciation goes to Dr. Bouchard and the staff at Providence Care Centre for their kind and compassionate care. In living memory of Herbert Flanagan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Funeral Home McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home - Calgary 5008 Elbow Drive Southwest Calgary, AB T2S 2L5 (403) 243-8200 Published in The Calgary Herald on Feb. 24, 2018

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