Walter Powell

Obituary of Walter Powell

May 25, 1925 – Vilna, Alberta

July 6, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Walter Powell, beloved husband of Olga (nee Gregory) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at the age of 97 years.


Walter graduated and received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. He worked for numerous years as an accountant at Gulf Oil.


Walter enjoyed golfing, gardening, curling, bowling, and was a big fan of sports, especially the Calgary Flames and Calgary Stampeders. Dad could fix anything, and single-handedly built the solarium at the house on Chicoutimi Drive.


Walter’s most memorable vacation was when he went to Maui, Hawaii; he also loved his trips to the Redstreak Campground in Radium Hot Springs, BC, and his cruise to Alaska, and family get togethers at Bonnie Lake.


Walter married Olga in 1949 and they would have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on July 30th.


Besides his loving wife, Walter is survived by his son, Joel Powell, son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Susan Powell; his daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Tim Malainey, Monica and Pete Phillips, Gail and Mike Bartel; nine grandchildren, Kayla (Ian) Lauzon, Lindsay Phillips, Megan Malainey, Connor Malainey, Logan Powell, Allison Bartel, Ryan Bartel, Tyler Powell, and Jeff Bartel; and two great-grandchildren, Rory and Lachlan Lauzon.


Walter is also survived by his two sisters; Josephine and Olga, as well as numerous extended family and friends.


Walter was predeceased by his brothers; Paul, Steve, Frank, Andrew,  Stan, and Sid; and his sisters; Barbara and Rose.


Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday July 13, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday July 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.


Funeral Mass will be held at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W., Calgary, AB), on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. Reception to follow the Funeral Mass at the church. Graveside Service to follow the reception at Queens Park Cemetery. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Walter Powell, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.


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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Crowfoot Chapel
82 Crowfoot Circle NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 241-0044

Funeral Mass

11:30 am
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Ascension Catholic Church
1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.
Calgary , Alberta, Canada
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