Arthur Stanley McBride

21 November, 192610 June, 2020

Arthur McBride, a lifelong Calgarian, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at the age of 93 years.

Art enjoyed a 47 year career in the Alberta oil patch, starting as a draftsman with Socony-Vacuum Oil Company before developing his skills as a Petroleum Landman with Bailey Selburn Oil and Gas, Fargo Oil and Gas, Buttes Resources and Grandad Resources. He concluded his participation in the industry as a consultant with Oakwood Petroleum, Canadian Occidental and Enerplus, retiring in 1994. Outside of the office, Art’s pursuits included family time, hiking and skiing around the Canadian west, aviation and travel.

He is survived by his two sons, Brent and Brad, daughter-in-law Beverly Stevens and numerous nieces and nephews, all who remember him with much love and affection. Art was predeceased by Doreen, his beloved wife of 66 years, in October, 2015, his brothers John, Robert and Donald and his sister Yvonne.

The family wishes to thank everyone who provided capable, compassionate and comforting care to Art including Alberta Health Homecare, the staff at Rockyview General Hospital’s Unit 74 and EMS teams.

Cremation in care of Foster’s Garden Chapel. A Celebration of Art’s Life will be held at a later date.


Arthur Stanley McBride

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Murray Spelrem

21 June 2020

I worked with Art in the mid 70's at Butte Resources. I will remember him as one of the good ones I have had the pleasure of working with. Always very positive and encouraging to a young geologist and a great sense of humor. My condolences to the family.
Murray Spelrem