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Harley Hotchkiss passes away

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames express condolences to the family and friends of Flames co-owner Mr. Harley Hotchkiss.

“With regret and sadness I inform you of the passing of Mr. Harley Hotchkiss.  He died at 6 AM this morning in his home in Calgary.  He was one of the original owners of the Flames and our friend and mentor.   Remember him and cherish the privilege we all have in knowing him.”

Ken King, President & CEO

“Harley was a great partner and a special gift to the hockey world, business, his community and most importantly his family.  His life should be a bench mark for us all.  We offer our deepest sympathies to Becky and all of Harley’s family”

Murray Edwards, Chairman

Harley N. Hotchkiss was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario. He manages his own oil, gas, real estate and agricultural enterprises. After World War II service in the Canadian Merchant Marine, Mr. Hotchkiss graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in geology. He holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary and an honorary D.S. from Michigan State.

He was a member of several Canadian and American professional societies relating to petroleum and mineral exploration and had served on a number of corporate boards. He was a member of the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame and the Calgary Business Hall of Fame. He also received the Haskayne School of Business Distinguished Leader Award and the City of Calgary Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a past chairman of both the Foothills Hospital Board and the Board of Trustees of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. Mr. Hotchkiss was an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence.

He was a Director of the Hockey Hall of Fame, NHL Governor for the Calgary Flames and was a former Chairman of the NHL Board of Governors. He was inducted as an Honored Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006.

Harley’s Memorial Service will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 - 40 Street S.E.) on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to all the medical and nursing staff for their professional care and their compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the University of Calgary, Hotchkiss Brain Institute at HRIC 1A10, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1.

In living memory of Harley Hotchkiss, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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