Ethel Huber (nee Calderwood)

Obituary of Ethel Annie Huber (nee Calderwood)

October 22, 1936 - Claresholm, Alberta

January 19, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


Ethel Huber, beloved wife of Ornan Huber, of Calgary, AB, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the age of 86 years.


Ethel was born in Claresholm, AB, on October 22, 1936, the second of six children born to James and Cecilia Calderwood. She moved to Calgary, AB, in 1954 where she met Ornan. They were married in 1957 and celebrated their 65th anniversary in 2022.


Ethel was a gifted pianist and teacher, teaching piano in Calgary, AB, for more than 50 years. She completed a BMus at the University of Calgary in 1985.  


Ethel loved her Lord Jesus Christ, her husband Ornan, her family, and her music, and will be remembered for her energy, hospitality, and her ability to create lasting friendships. She was tireless in her service to her faith and family, and the many music organizations she supported.


Besides her loving husband Ornan, Ethel is survived by her children, Allan Huber (Cristina), and Patricia Mealey (Brent) of Calgary, AB, Dale Huber (Sherry) of Edmonton, AB, and Jim Huber (Naomi) of Lethbridge, AB; her grandchildren Scott (Shauna), Stephanie, and Deanna (Fred) of Edmonton, AB, Morgan, Rhys, Nicolas, Joel (Amanda), Kirk (Emily) and Kate, all of Calgary, AB.


Ethel is also survived by her brothers Charles (Linda), Herb, Ken (Tracy), and Glenn (Elise); her sister-in-law Julie Calderwood, as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.


Ethel was predeceased by her parents James and Cecilia Calderwood; her brother David (Julie), and her sister-in-law Kaye (Herb) of Vancouver, BC.


A Celebration of Ethel’s Life will be held at Bethany Chapel (3333 Richardson Way SW, Calgary, AB), on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at


In living memory of Ethel Huber, 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.



Celebration of Life

1:30 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Bethany Chapel
3333 Richardson Way SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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