Harold Chamney

Obituary of Harold Edward Chamney

October 25, 1946 - Estevan, Saskatchewan

December 4, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Harold Chamney, beloved husband of Sonja Chamney (nee Thompson), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the age of 76 years.


Harold was born in Estevan, SK on October 25, 1946. He graduated from DeVry, and he went on to work for IBM for 25 years, retiring in August 1993.  


Harold had a passion for many activities, but he thoroughly enjoyed reading, baseball, as well as coaching his children’s and grandchildren’s baseball games. His most memorable vacation was when he went on a Panama Canal Cruise, as well as when he traveled to Ireland for a family reunion.


He will be most remembered for being such an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.


Besides his best friend and loving wife Sonja Chamney, Harold is survived by his daughter Georgina Fryklund (nee Chamney), of Calgary, AB; his son and daughter-in-law, Sean Chamney and Roxanna Gerlitz, of Calgary, AB; five grandchildren, Matthew McGregor and Rhiannon Kennard, of Strathmore, AB, Ryan McGregor, Karsyn Chamney, Olivia Chamney, and Ethan Chamney, all of whom reside in Calgary, AB; and his two great-grandchildren, Natalie McGregor and Liam McGregor.


Harold is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marjorie Chamney (nee Fruendl), of Estevan, SK, sisters and brother-in-law, Marilyn Train (nee Chamney) of Rocky Mountain House, AB, and Margaret and Roy Mantei, of Estevan, SK; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Harold was predeceased by his parents, Margaret Irene Chamney (nee Simpson) in 1986 and Edward Bruce Chamney in 1982; brothers, Ronald Chamney in 1939, and Melvin Chamney in 2016; brother-in-law Allan Train in 2010, and grandchild Steven McGregor in 2012.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Renal Unit Nurses in the Special Services Building at Foothills Medical Centre.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca or to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB  T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. 


In living memory of Harold Chamney, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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