|Richard Holley Swann, P.Eng. was APEGGA's 1969 president.
Richard Holley Swann, P.Eng., a past APEGGA president, died
at home in Calgary on Jan. 21 at the age of 84. Mr. Swann,
who served as president in 1969, is described by his family
as a caring, capable and loving person who devoted much of
his life to his profession, his community and his province.
For over 30 years Mr. Swann and his wife Marg operated a
ranch near Priddis, near Calgary, while he was actively engaged
in the petroleum industry. He also found time to support
and volunteer for a number of community groups.
Mr. Swann started the Roxboro-Rideau Community Association
and was its first president. He also served as president
of the Pastoral Institute (now the Calgary Family Service
Bureau), and president of the Crestview Foundation, which,
among a myriad of other philanthropic deeds, provided start-up
funds for the Calgary Women's Shelter building and the present
United Way building.
He was an accomplished singer and soloist in choirs at Knox
United Church and later Red Deer Lake United Church, where
he served on the board of directors. An ardent golfer, particularly
during his retirement years, he was a member of the Priddis
Greens Golf and Country Club.
In addition to Margaret, Mr. Swann is survived by three daughters,
two sons, 13 grandchildren, a sister and a brother. A memorial
service was held at the Red Deer Lake United Church on Jan.
24. Memorial tributes may be made to the Mustard Seed Street
Ministry, 102 11th Ave. S.E., Calgary, T2G 0X5.