William Tempany

Obituary of William Thomas Tempany

February 14, 1951- Calgary, Alberta

December 20, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


William Tempany beloved husband of Laura Tempany, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2022, at the age of 71.


William was born in Calgary, AB, on February 14, 1951. He grew up in Exshaw, AB. William married Laura in 1971 and they went on to have a family of three boys, Tim, Ted, and Will.


William accomplished much throughout his life and was an avid CEO for many companies, spending twenty-seven years as the CEO of Fintech Systems, twenty years as the CEO of FLYHT, and a year as the CEO of Just BioFiber Structural Solutions.


William had a passion for business and the people within it. He grew up enjoying, and excelling, at skiing in the mountains around Banff and Kananaskis. Business was preferred to be done behind the wheel of a car, just driving. Driving was another passion he had, and his heart was happy when driving around talking about his favorite subject with his favorite people.


He will be most remembered for his love of his people.


Besides his loving wife Laura and mother Cecile of Calgary, AB, William is survived by his three sons and three daughters-in-law, Timothy (Siobhan) of Calgary AB, Theodore (Krista) of Squamish, BC, and William (Autumn) of Basin, WY, USA; nine grandchildren, Isobelle, Maelona, Alora, and Matthew of Basin, WY, Scarlett, Lillian of Squamish, BC, and Kyleigh, Teagan, and Hayden of Calgary, AB. William is also survived by his two sisters and one brother-in-law, Betty Frey (Arthur) and Barbara Bundt of Drayton Valley, AB, and half-sister Lillian Bryant of Saskatchewan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. William was predeceased by his father Gordon Tempany and brother-in-law Sam.  


Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of The Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 30, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Tempany’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of William, 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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Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Chapel of the Bells
2720 Centre St N
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 276-2296
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