Obituary of Charles Buford Barlow Jr.
November 9, 1934 - October 27, 2022
Charles’ family is saddened to announce that he passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at the age of 87 years.
Charles was born in Bakersfield, California on November 9, 1934 and attended Pomona College in Claremont, California earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1956. From there, he went to the University of Oklahoma for a bachelor’s in petroleum engineering and finally to USC for a master’s in petroleum engineering in 1961. Charles and Gerry then moved to Calgary, AB where he remained for the rest of his life.
While in Calgary he was associated with a variety of start-ups including Canadian Mountain Holidays, Maloney Steelcrafts Ltd., WestJet and Teladoc. He was proud of his association with Gascan, a company with wonderful people that helped launch even more successful businesses and careers.
Charles will be remembered for his integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. His honesty and loyalty were the foundations for success in marriage and in friendships that survived for generations.
Charles leaves behind his wife of sixty-three years, Gerry; his son, David; as well as his sister, Eleanor and her husband Frank. He was predeceased by his children, Clinton, Cheryl, and Chuck.
If friends so desire, the family requests that you consider a donation to the charity of your choice.
Due to covid restrictions in place at the time, the Barlows were unable to hold a Celebration of Life when Chuck passed. A combined reception to celebrate the lives of both Charles and Chuck will be held at the Calgary Golf & Country Club (919 – 50th Ave SW) on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dress code in effect, no jeans or audible cell phone use. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Charles Barlow, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.