Obituary

  • Memorial Service This Afternoon For AEC Founder David Mitchell

    A memorial service will be held this afternoon at 1 p.m. for David Mitchell, one of the founders and long time chief executive of Alberta Energy Company Ltd.

    August 19, 2010, 12 PM MDT

  • Memorial Service For Dennis Forgeron On Friday

    Forent Energy Ltd. advises that its office will be closed on Friday afternoon, August 20 out of respect for its founder and former President and CEO Dennis Forgeron.

    August 18, 2010, 12 PM MDT

  • Oil Guru Matthew Simmons Dies In Maine

    Boston (Reuters) - Matthew Simmons, who argued the world was rapidly approaching peak oil production capacity and predicted that BP Plc 's would be driven bankrupt, died at his home in North Haven, Maine, the energy research group he founded said Monday.

    August 9, 2010, 12 PM MDT

  • Hanna Office Closed Friday Following Death Of Founder

    Hanna Oil & Gas Company-Canada ULC regretfully announces that after a lengthy illness Jim Hanna, founder and past president of Hanna Oil and Gas Company, peacefully passed away July 19th at age 76.

    July 21, 2010, 12 PM MDT

  • ERCB Conditionally Approves Suncor Tailings Plan

    The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has conditionally approved a plan by Suncor Energy Inc. for improving fluid tailings management and the company says it expects to spend over $1 billion to implement its new tailings reduction process.

    June 18, 2010, 12 PM MDT

  • ConocoPhillips' Alaska Head Dies In Avalanche

    Anchorage (Reuters) - The president of ConocoPhillips Alaska was killed in an avalanche and a colleague who was part of his snowmobiling party was missing and presumed dead, Alaska State Troopers told Reuters.

    February 17, 2010, 12 PM MST

  • Memorial Service Monday For Ed VandeGraft

    A memorial service will be held Monday for Ed VandeGraft who spent 30 years selling steel pipe to the Calgary oilpatch.

    November 27, 2009, 12 PM MST

  • Oilpatch Veteran Walter George Seyer Died Oct. 4

    Walter Seyer, who began his oilpatch career in the 1960s, passed away on October 4th, 2009 at the age of 67.

    November 17, 2009, 12 PM MST

  • Nuloch Chairman Died Oct. 6

    It is with a sense of great loss that Nuloch Resources Inc. reports the passing of Allan Spurgeon chairman of the board of directors, on Oct. 6. His perspective and thoughtful guidance will be missed.

    October 15, 2009, 12 PM MDT

  • Al Rak Passed Away Aug. 5

    Allan H. Rak, co-principal of GeoSearch Data, unexpectedly passed away at work, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

    August 17, 2009, 12 PM MDT

  • Petrobank Makes Donation In Memory Of James D. Tocher

    The staff of Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. lost a close and long-time friend with the passing of James D. Tocher.

    June 19, 2009, 12 PM MDT

  • Memorial Tribute For Bob Blair May 21

    A visionary natural gas pipeline company executive who played a major role in the development of an Alberta petrochemical industry and who championed the prebuild Alaska Highway natural gas pipeline has died in Vancouver.

    April 24, 2009, 12 PM MDT

  • Daryl "Doc" Seaman Dies

    Funeral arrangements are being made for Daryl "Doc" Seaman, an oilpatch pioneer who, along with his brothers founded Bow Valley Industries in 1949. Seaman, 86, died yesterday of causes that were not announced.

    January 12, 2009, 12 PM MST

  • Plane Crash Claims The Life Of Calgary Oilman

    A Calgary geophysicist and his wife have been killed in the crash of their private airplane in the mountains of Colorado enroute to New Mexico where they were to spend Christmas with friends, according to news reports.

    December 23, 2008, 12 PM MST

  • Memorial Gathering Planned For Victor Schut

    Victor Schut, a geophysicist who worked many years in the Canadian oilpatch, died peacefully December 10 at age 90.

    December 12, 2008, 12 PM MST

  • Funeral Service Arrangements Planned For Cabot VP

    Les Watson, regional vice president of Cabot Petroleum Canada Corporation passed away November 13, 2008 at the Rockyview Hospital with his family present. Service arrangements will be announced in next few days.

    November 14, 2008, 12 PM MST

  • Celebration Of Ian Anderson's Life Held June 27

    A celebration of Ian Sutherland Anderson's life was held on Friday, June 27 after he passed away on June 21 running his last race in Kananaskis.

    July 2, 2008, 12 PM MDT

  • Open House To Remember Dr. Peter Gretener May 31

    Dr. Peter Gretener passed away peacefully at home in Calgary on Friday, May 16, 2008.

    May 27, 2008, 12 PM MDT

  • Funeral Services For George Warne May 29

    George Allan Montague Warne, a key organizer for many years of Canada's participation in the World Petroleum Congresses, passed away suddenly on May 20, 2008 at the age of 82 years. Born in 1925, Warne graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. in electrical engineering in 1951 and was then employed with Calgary Power before commencing his 54 year career in the petroleum industry.

    May 23, 2008, 12 PM MDT

  • Memorial Services Held May 22 For John Grenville Stout

    John Grenville Stout, husband of Lucy Stout and father of Rhondda Grant and Hilary Stout, all of Calgary, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2008 at the age of 82.

    May 23, 2008, 12 PM MDT

  • Memorial Services Friday For Duncan Carswell

    Memorial services will be held Friday for Duncan Alasdair Carswell, husband of Pat and father of Allan, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2008.

    May 15, 2008, 12 PM MDT

  • Orleans Reports Death At Kaybob Facility

    In the early evening of Friday, March 7, Orleans Energy Ltd. was informed of a fatality at the company's Kaybob 10-22-60-19 W5M inlet separator gas facility.

    March 10, 2008, 12 PM MDT

  • Oilpatch Historian Passed Away Feb. 19

    Samuel Aubrey Kerr died peacefully on February 19, 2008 at the age of 92.

    February 26, 2008, 12 PM MST

  • Benchmark Announces Death Of Director

    Benchmark Energy Corp. advises with great sadness the death of one of its independent directors, Brent Kinney.

    November 29, 2007, 12 PM MST

  • Fund Established In Memory Of Vernon Harberlack

    In memory of Vernon Dwayne Haberlack, who died on Oct. 9 this year at the age of 47, Mahalo Energy Ltd. has created the "Cole Haberlack Personal Development Fund" through Burnet Duckworth and Palmer, LLP, 1400, 350 - 7th Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2P 3N9

    November 19, 2007, 12 PM MST