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BENT, John Lawson

February 3, 1942 – St. Stephen, New Brunswick
February 4, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

John Lawson Bent died suddenly in his home the day after his 73rd birthday on February 4, 2015 in Calgary Alberta.

John was born on February, 1942 in St. Stephen New Brunswick, and attended Saint Mary’s University in the 60s. After marrying his wife Janet, he moved to Calgary in 1969 where he spent the rest of his life. A jack of all trades, John was at one time or another, a teacher, a realtor, a pilot, a barber, a geologist, a publisher, a photographer, a fisherman, and finally settling for a world traveler in the late 80s.

John is survived by his son John Jr. of Winnipeg; his brother James and his wife Agnes of Bridgewater; and his nieces Kimberly, Shelly, and Mary, all of a Bent persuasion.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Janet (nee O’Connor) and his parents William and Josephine.

A Private Family Gathering will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of John Bent Sr., a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Kimberly Cook (Bent) :

    My heartfelt condolences to JW. If there is anything you need, please let us know.

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  2. Fred, Lorna and Laurence Bushor :

    My deepest sympathy to John William and family. Gone too soon. And to my brother-in-law James Bent and wife Agnes, my condolences. May he be forever at peace.

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  3. Jim and family, My heart goes out to you all at this time of loss, grief and change. Sending you big hugs and lots of love. Susan Hubley

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  4. Lynne Hergott Clark :

    Condolences to everyone who was close to John SR.
    John Jr – I know you will keep your memories together cherished in your heart and find some way to make us all smile when you decide to share the funnier moments. Know that you are thought of at this time.
    Take care,

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