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Fiche créée le : 2006-05-09
Père : Donoghue
Décès le : 2006-05-09
Parution : 2006-05-13
Conjoint(e) : Jacqueline
Paru dans : Calgary Herald, AB

DONOGHUE H. Graham Graham Donoghue, P.Eng. died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at the Calgary Chinook Hospice. He was the loving and beloved husband of Jacqueline with whom he shared adventures, joy, sadness and laughter; Proud father of Barbara (Stef Vavalidis) and the late Lynn Donoghue; caring grandfather of Alexander and Philip Vavalidis and Luca Langiano; good friend to Jacqueline's daughters, Lisa Koepke (Mark, Jackson and Sophia) and Nancy Dunckel (Tim Meile). He also leaves his brothers-in-law, Wm. Royds and Charles Nowlin (Vernice), as well as extended family in Calgary, Ontario and B.C. Graham was predeceased by his brother William and his sister Madeleine. Graham was a gentleman of honesty, integrity, bravery, good manners and curiosity. He was born January 27, 1926 in Ottawa to Wm. B. Donoghue and Helen Graham Donoghue. Upon graduation from St. Andrew's College, Aurora, ON, Graham joined the RCAF becoming a Flying Officer at the age of nineteen. He was forever captivated by flying and flight. In 1950 he graduated in Engineering (mining) from the University of Toronto where he made lifelong friends. Graham had a fulfilling and rewarding career in mining, construction and in the design, manufacture and sales of heavy equipment serving as president of companies in Calgary and Denver. He was a life member of APPEGA, Past President of The Canadian Association of Equipment Distributors (CAED Ottawa) and Vice President of AED (Chicago). Graham was an honourary member (Paul Harris Fellow) of the Calgary Rotary Club and a member of the Glencoe Club. Graham was able to pursue his avocations, flying, sailing and skiing until cancer became his unwelcome companion. He was still flying solo at seventy, went around the world on a container ship at seventy-four and skied with his "buddies" until he was seventy-seven. Cremation has taken place. At Graham's request there will be no Service. Interment will take place in the family plot in Burritt's Rapids, ON. Those wishing to remember Graham may donate to the charity of their choice. At last, you are free to fly.


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