1921 – 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Hank Chamney at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Hank was born in Chancellor, Alberta where he and his Mother farmed. He moved to Banff in 1946, where he met and married Marie in 1947. They were happily married for 64 years. Hank was a proud Naval Veteran of World War II, an active Free Mason and a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. After he was discharged from the Navy he worked in Banff National Park in the construction of roads and parks, then moved on to the Alberta Forestry Service working as a Forest Ranger in the Clearwater-Nordegg-Rocky Mountain House area. In 1961 the family moved to Bowden where Hank ran a service station for a few years and then started a 25-year career with the Corrections Department at the Bowden Institution. After retiring, Hank and Marie moved to Red Deer where they lived at the time of his passing. Hank enjoyed camping, the outdoors, creating beautiful stained-glass ornaments and “tinkering” with just about anything. Friends and neighbors would often call on him to fix “broken” things. He also enjoyed cross-word puzzles and music. His bright and caring nature will be missed by many. Left to remember Hank are his loving wife Marie, son Irv and his wife Lynn of Calgary, daughter Joyce Brooks and her husband Brad of Houston Texas, four Granddaughters, Jillian, Christina, Cassie and Amanda, three Great-Granddaughters, Danika, Aeris and Eden and Sister-In-Law Joyce Fox and her husband Harry of Bowden. He was predeceased by a Daughter, Heather, in 1952. The family would like to thank all those who helped Hank and Marie, especially Debbie Morgan, Lloyd and Eileen Knapp, the Happy Gang Singers and all of their many friends. A memorial service to honor the life of Hank will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Canadian Lung Association, 1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 2B5 or the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at


Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere,

Funeral Director at



6287 – 67 A Street

(Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

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