Chester Alan [Chet] Perry died in the early hours of Thursday, Jan. 11, aged 73, after a year-long fight with pancreatic cancer.
He is survived by his bride, of 52 years, Carol; his daughters Audrey [Sean] and Tara [Jeremy]; his four grandchildren Nathan, Daniel, Samantha, and Logan; brothers Ronald, George, and Patrick.
Chet was born April 22, 1944, in High Prairie, the second son of Raleigh Perry and Ardith Perry [nee Greer], and stepson to Helen Perry [nee Tierney]. Chet began his career in the telecom industry right out of high school, working for the telephone company, AGT.
In 1972, he returned to school and received an engineering degree from the University of Alberta. His drive to be his own boss resulted in a move to Calgary in 1979 and the creation of his own company, that then became Pathcom Wireless, which he ran successfully for 35 years before selling it and retiring in 2014.
Chet relocated to the Cochrane area in 1988, and soon moved his business becoming the town’s first wireless Internet provider. He was well-known for his personal commitment to his customers.
He will be remembered for his fierce devotion to his entire family, his generosity, and his terrible jokes.
The funeral services was held at McInnis and Holloway [Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB], on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. A reception followed at Cumbrian Arms [57 W Aarsby Road, Cochrane, AB] at 3 p.m.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Chet Perry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and & Holloway Funeral Homes.