Tom Harper

Obituary of Tom Harper

August 6, 1964 – Calgary, Alberta

April 19, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Tom Harper, beloved husband of Angie Harper (nee Madsen), of Calgary, AB, died suddenly on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the age of 59 years.


Tom was born in Calgary on August 6, 1964, and lived in Calgary his entire life. Tom went to Chinook Park Elementary School, Milton Williams Junior High School, and Henry Wise Wood High School.


Tom’s passion was always his family, and he took great pride in looking after them. Tom was a loving father and cherished every moment that he spent with Riley. He especially loved the time he spent teaching her to golf as well as all the time they spent together at Sylvan Lake. Tom took on the role of ball hockey coach in order to have more time with Riley.


Tom spent 37 years of his career at Harper’s Tire and loved the tire business. He especially loved his coworkers. Tom also served as a director of the Western Canada Tire Dealers Association for many years.


Tom was an avid golfer and was a member of Carnmoney Golf Club. While his love of golf was what initially brought him to Carnmoney it was the friendships with the other members of the club that kept him going back. His love of golf became secondary to the love of his friends at the club.


Tom played ice hockey for most of his early years as well as on the Centennials' old timers’ team. The hockey he played with the Centennials was just an excuse to spend time with his friends on the team, many of whom he had been playing with since they were young kids.


Tom spent most of his summers on the water at Sylvan Lake. He was into water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, tubing, and riding around on his Seadoo.


Tom’s favourite vacation spot was Kihei, Maui. He, Angie, and Riley spent many holidays there and Tom took pride in speaking Hawaiian during the Christmas season.


Tom was an alumnus of the Calgary Boys Choir and was easily the biggest fan of the Detroit Lions outside of Michigan.


Tom was predeceased by his father Stanley William James Harper, and his grandparents, Hellen (Gam) Snow, Frank Snow, John (Jack) Harper, and Marion Harper.


Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife Angie, daughter Riley, mother Beverley, brothers, Danny (Sally) and Michael (Loretta); nephew Cleeve and as well as numerous cousins.


A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Monday, April 29, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow the service in the Hospitality Centre.


Thank you to all of Tom’s family and friends for their love and support during this difficult time.


Tom Harper, Harper’s Tire – will be most remembered for his quick wit, kindness, and sense of humour.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Tom's family here.


In living memory of Tom Harper, 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.



Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Monday, April 29, 2024
McInnis & Holloway Park Memorial
5008 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 243-8200
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