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Bester, Henry (Hank) James

Henry (Hank) James Bester passed away peacefully at Vista Village in Pincher Creek on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at the age of 87 years.
Henry is survived by a sister Bea (Ralph) Rhea of Pincher Creek; and seven children, Jim (Carolyn) of Hillspring, Calvin (Darlene) of Prince George, B.C., Debbie (Ron) Gauthier of Kimberley, B.C., Larry (Susan) of Hillspring, Randy of Crowsnest Pass, Sandra (Tom) Rupprecht of Okotoks and Sherry (Troy) Nelson of Lacombe.
Henry was born on Nov. 5, 1928 in Fort Macleod and was raised along the Waterton River in the Ewelme district where he worked on the family farm.
Henry took training at SAIT in mechanics and was a carpenter off the farm. He was an avid boxer, fisherman, and hunter.
Henry and his family left the farm in 1961. He went on to supervise construction of many bridges and building projects throughout Alberta and the interior of British Columbia.
Henry retired working for the B.C. provincial government as a bridge inspector.
At Henry’s request there will be no funeral service.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home. Phone 403-553-3772 or visit

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