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Edward (Ted) Connolly
December 19, 1930 - October 5, 2016
Edward (Ted) Connolly, beloved husband, father, exceptional and devoted grandfather passed away at Chinook Care Centre with his loved ones by his side. Ted was born in Grimsby, England to Doris & Harry Connolly and in 1941 immigrated to Canada settling in Calgary. Ted is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Norman (Dave) of Vancouver, BC and Randy (Janet) and grandsons Alex and Ben of Calgary. Step daughters, Cathy (Dave) Orr and granddaughter Sarah and Debbie (Rob) Will and granddaughters, Cassandra & Dana, all of Calgary. He is also survived by his brothers: Harry of Sundre and Bruce of Calgary; many nieces, nephews and extended family. Ted was predeceased by his brothers, George and Don and sister, Dorothy Vigor. Ted's first place of employment was at the 0.H. Ranch, West of Longview, which he loved and always said, "it was the happiest time of his life". He entered the Calgary Stampede, which he said was “great fun” even if he didn't last long in the competitions. Ted was employed for 23 years with Imperial Oil Limited in: Regina, Saskatchewan; Tulsa, Oklahoma; London, England; the North Sea; Barcelona, Spain and in the Artic. He then went on to join the team at Canadian Hunter for 11 years. After his retirement, Ted and his wife, Shirley formed Etcetera Consulting Ltd specializing in Petrophysical Well Log Schools, Wellsite Logging and Geological field trips for both industry and schools. Ted had a keen intellect and was passionate about Geology. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved spending time in the mountains hiking and skiing. Ted was also a history buff. Ted volunteered as a soccer referee for 12 years and to his credit spent 16 years being a cub and scout leader and he was awarded a Fellow of Scouts medal in 1990. Ted was an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Well Logging Society, a senior member of the Society of Professional Well Log Analysis, an Honorary Member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and a member of the Naval Museum, Historical Society of Alberta and the Champlain Society. He was also a member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and was a Certified Petroleum Geologist with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Ted was the author of 38 Technical papers and did a lot of public speaking at many industry functions. For the last seven years, Ted was well cared for by the staff at Chinook Care Centre. We are very grateful for the extraordinary care and attention he received during this time. If friends so desire donations in Ted's memory may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society (https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/3351). A Memorial Service will be held at First Alliance Church, 12345 - 40 St. S.E. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ray Matheson officiating.