Danny Hal Orr of Calgary AB, at the age of 64 years, passed away peacefully in his sleep after a lengthy illness on Monday, April 18, 2022.
Hal, as we always called him, was born to David and Dorothy Orr (Maxwell) in Vanguard Saskatchewan. At the age of seven years, they moved the family to Moose Jaw where he attended Westmount, William Grayson, and Central Collegiate. Hal was not at all fond of school, and although very bright, at 17 years he found a full-time job, and although it was hard work, he loved the freedom that it gave him. He was a free spirit if there ever was one. He chose to work hard at any job that was outdoors and he was known as a gifted cement finisher. Hal was always fearless and a rebel by nature but had a kind and tender heart. He would give his last nickel to someone in need even if he went without. He couldn’t even put a leash on any of his dogs and for that reason, he would spend much of his free time after work looking for his beloved pet that had wandered off. He made many friends but we knew that he loved dogs more than people. Ironically his favourite dog was named Rebel … so fitting.
Hal was predeceased by his mother Dorothy Orr in 1991; and two infant brothers, Randy and Patrick; grandparents Ed and Irene Maxwell; and J.W. and Alice Orr. They will all be overjoyed to be together again.
Hal is survived by his father David (Dolores) Orr; his siblings, Reg (Karen), Shelley (Larry Andrews) and Bradley(Sandra); and step-son Kyle Nechiprenko. He had numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles as well as many cousins.
The Orr family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Peggy Bonneau and Vicky Dodds for their support for Hal in Calgary.
If interested, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the nearest animal shelter in Hal’s name. He would’ve loved that.
There will be a celebration of Hal’s life at a later date for family and friends. Bring along your best and funniest stories of Hal’s adventures …. we know there are many! No tears of sorrow…. just a good time…. the way he would’ve liked it.