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BOOTLAND, John Thomas “Bronc”

March 20, 1967 – October 1, 2014

John Thomas “Bronc” Bootland, beloved husband of Debbie Bootland (nee Dowie) of Airdrie, AB, passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the age of 47 years.

John was a Journeyman steamfitter and pipefitter. He was a hardworker and well-respected by his colleagues. John enjoyed family time and watching his boys’ sports. Early in life, he participated in wrestling, football and rodeo. A big kid himself, John was a kid magnet and was notorious for his teasing and jokes. John’s greatest achievement was his family and he cherished spending time with them at the cabin in Pigeon Lake. He loved his Captain Morgan and mixed a mean Paralyzer. John also enjoyed travelling with his family, with his latest trip being to Las Vegas in September 2014 to celebrate their eleventh anniversary.

Besides his loving wife Debbie, John is survived by his sons, Teigan and Jesse; mother Evelyn Bootland; mother and father-in-law Jim and Marie Dowie; and siblings, Shelly Bootland (Dan Roseveare), Karen Bootland Todoruk, Steve (Tanya) Dowie, Keith Dowie, and Dawn (Darrell) Wutzke. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Eric and Emma Dowie, Kayli Dowie, Dan, Chris and Jacob Wutzke, and Maguire and Kalum Todoruk and Ocianna Roseveare; his dogs Mojo and Smudge; and numerous extended family and friends.

John was predeceased by his grandparents and his father John “Scotty” Bootland.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in John’s honour may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of John Bootland, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Leslie and Robin Peoples :

    Deb, Teigan, Jesse and family,
    We were all so sorry to hear of a Johns passing, he was bigger than life, and seemed invincible. We hope your memories will comfort you in the difficult days ahead, and know that we are here for you in any way possible.
    Robin, Leslie, Colin and Aidan Peoples

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  2. Jodi Phillips :

    Dearest Deb and boys,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember John for his mischievous smile and big heart. Jordan particularly enjoyed his light hearted teasing at the rink. Please accept our sincerest condolences during this incredibly difficult time. You are in our thoughts and in our hearts.

    Jodi, Grant, Griffin and Jordan

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  3. Yewchuk Family :

    Ev, Karen, Maguire, Kalum and entire Bootland Family,

    Holding your family close in our hearts and in our prayers. We are so deeply saddened to hear about the passing of John.

    With love, Darlene, Murray, Kyle and Zak

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  4. Ron and EileenValgardson :

    We share your sorrow on the loss of John. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Van den Wildenbergh Family :

    Our thoughts are with you.
    We wish we could do something useful to make this easier on all of you.
    Kristel, Peter & Branko

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  6. Tracy Steinman :

    Our deepest sympathy Debbie, Tiegan, Jesse,
    our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Treasure and remember the good times hold them tight. Love each other to help you through.
    With much love Tracy and Connor Steinman

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  7. We are so sad to here about your loss. John was a wonderful guy and a kid at heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with your faimly. May he rest in peace.

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  8. Karen & Gerry Babin & Mikel Lopushinsky :

    Debbie, Jesse & Teigan,
    We are so very sorry to hear about John’s passing. Mikel really enjoyed the time he spent with Jesse and your family whether it was at lacrosse or just hanging out at your house. John was such a character and sure loved teasing those boys! Gerry and I will always look back fondly on those years we spent at the arenas and tournaments with you guys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come.
    Karen, Gerry & Mikel

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  9. John was a good guy having grown up with him in grade school and playing hockey together. I will always remembered his smirk and laugh. RIP my friend you will be missed by many.

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  10. Barry Dellaire :

    To the Bootland family
    John and I worked and went to trade school together. John was great guy and got along with everyone , he will be greatly missed. I am so sorry to here about his passing and wish his family all the best.

    Barry

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  11. Lynda Todoruk :

    Karen. I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your brother John. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I am sure you have plenty of great memories and hopefully they will help you get thru this . Hugs to you all.

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  12. Jenelle Timmons :

    I had the pleasure of gaining John as a friend back in his rodeo days and was truly saddened to hear of his passing.
    My deepest condolences go out to the whole Bootland family and may you find comfort in knowing his memory will live on forever in the many hearts he has touched over the years.
    Jenelle Timmons

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  13. Byron & Annie Nolan :

    Jonh was one of the best men I have ever worked for, an all around awesome guy! We are so sorry to hear about his passing. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with his whole family and everyone who has ever been fortunate enough to spend some time with him.

    Byron & Annie Nolan

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  14. Sorry for your loss, I worked with Jonh for a few year he was a great person to to know and work with.

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  15. Mariann Packham :

    Our deepest sympathy to Evelyn Bootland and Family from her cousins Mariann Packham of Barrie Ontario and Muriel Throop of Oakville Ontario. Nee Tompkins.

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  16. Jeanne and Reed Durrell :

    Debbie, Jesse and Teigan –
    We are shocked about John’s passing away – stunned is more the word! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss! We will alway remember his love of life, love of his family and a cocktail or two with friends and other parents of team mates!
    If there is anything we can do – please don’t hesitate to ask!
    Jeanne and Reed Durrell

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  17. Todd, Elvira and Michael :

    Debbie, Jesse & Teigan

    The news of John’s passing was very saddening. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

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  18. Peter Smillie :

    Debbie, Teigan, Jessie and family:

    Very sorry to hear about John’s passing. John was a great leader that lead by example and will be greatly missed by so many people that worked with him.

    Peter and Jackie Smillie

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  19. Holly Hyland-Keyko :

    Thoughts of riding the school bus with John-he was already a character way back when…I am certain this never changed! Thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all…
    Holly, Colin, Ed and Edna Hyland

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  20. Leo and Carol Lefebvre :

    Debbie, we were so shocked and saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved, “John”. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the children, and John’s whole family during this difficult time. Be well.
    May he rest in peace.

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  21. Sherry and Leo Boudreau :

    Dear Evie and Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of grief. With our deepest sympathy.

    Sherry and Leo Boudreau & Family

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  22. Shelly and families,
    We were very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Kevin, Karen, Dylan and Nick

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  23. Merle Bootland :

    To The Bootland Family

    Evy my heart reaches out to you and your loving family. At the sudden passing over of your
    big hearted smiling loving Son, Brother Dad and Husband.
    A few words to let you all know, your in my loving heart and thoughts at this heart breaking
    emotional time. Take care Merle

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  24. Patricia Barbier :

    Dear Shelly,
    I would like to express my sympathy in the loss of your brother. I know how much your family means to you and you will miss John terribly.

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  25. To Evelyn and Family:

    I wish to express my Sincere Sympathy in the loss of your Son. My thoughts are with you at this time.

    Love, Jean Ziebart

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  26. Bob, Karen, Nick & Noah Barley :

    Debbie, Jessie & Teigan:

    We cannot imagine how difficult these past two weeks have been. John was such a bright spirit who had so much to give to all those in his world. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  27. Bob, Karen, Nick & Noah Barley :

    We cannot imagine how difficult these past two weeks have been for your family. John was such a bright spirit who had so much to give to all those in his world. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  28. Deb, Teigan, Jesse & Extended Family ~

    I was so saddened to hear of John’s passing. My deepest condolences go out to the entire Bootland Family and may the beautiful memories he has left behind with you, help you through the difficult days ahead.

    Godspeed John………

    Jodi Osborne & Melissa, Zach & Mark McKague

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  29. Sharleen Byers :

    Dear Debbie: I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I have not seen you in quite some time but wanted to pass on my deepest sympathies to you and yours. Take good care of yourself at this most difficult time.
    Always,
    Sharleen

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  30. I will always remember John as we grew up together as friends in Calgary… much condolences, Mark.

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  31. To Ev, Shelly, Karen and of course to John’s wife Deb, and sons Teigan and Jesse:

    Ron and I were so saddened to hear of John’s passing. He has left a whole lot of memories, special ones for each of you, and hopefully these will see you through this time of sorrow. We know that the love of family and friends will be with you, as are our thoughts and prayers.

    Deepest Sympathies from Ron and Eileen Stahl

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  32. On behalf of the staff and students at Jesse’s school, we extend our heartfelt sympathies for the sudden loss of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult days. May cherished memories give you comfort in the time ahead.

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  33. Keith and Debbie Lutz :

    Bootland Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We can only imagine how painful John’s passing has been for you all. May the memories you hold so dear in your heart and the support of family and friends help you to heal in the days to come.
    Thinking of you
    Keith and Debbie Lutz

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  34. Glen & Janice Bonogofski :

    The Bootland Family,
    My memories of John are happy, amusing, funny ones as he was always entertaining and full of wit and humor. I know this has probably been a very hard time with all that you have gone through recently and our hearts go out to you. I hope all your favorite memories will help to soften these past sad days and bring you smiles along with the tears.
    We give our condolences to the entire family.
    Glen, Janice, K-Lyn & Ciara Bonogofski

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  35. I just received the news today of J T,s (Boots) passing I had the opportunity to work with him over the years and we shared a lot of the same passions. Being a steamfitter myself I was always impressed with his knowledge and professionalism in his trade. I knew him back in the day when he was still riding bareback horses. The world just lost a man with a keen sense of humor and wit that few could compete against. I honestly thought that he was indestructible. Please accept my heart felt condolences and know in your hearts that he was a very respected and extremely well liked man.

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  36. Gayle Shannen (Lidgren) :

    We are so very sorry to hear of John’s passing, our deepest sympathy to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Gayle, Rod & Family

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  37. Dear Evelyn, I am truly saddened to read of John’s death tonight and send my sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Anne Harris

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  38. Shelley: Sending you sincerest condolences – from myself & Terry.

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  39. Harold and Val Leitch :

    Evelyn and Shelly – We were so sorry to read of the death of your son and brother. Just wanted you to know that we have been thinking of you. We don’t know all of your family but hope they know there are many others thinking of them Harold and Val (Pudwell) Leitch

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  40. To the Bootland Family,

    I am so saddened for your loss. I was privileged to know Johnny in College and thru rodeo and he lived with my family when he went to school in Edmonton. He quickly fit in as part of our family and was a big brother and support to myself and my siblings – getting my brother interested in riding horses again and constantly playing with my little sister who at the time was about 5 years old (even built some home-made stilts out of sticks and cans and taught her to use them). John had the biggest heart and smile and was always so much fun to be around. I have the fondest memories of him and he was an amazing friend. He will be truly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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