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Bryan, John Allen (Jack)

John Allen (Jack) Bryan, beloved husband of Shirley Bryan of Calgary, died on Monday, July 24, 2006 at the age of 76 years.

Jack was born in Calgary on May 25, 1930. He received his schooling in Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Bassano. He began his career with the Canadian Pacific Railway as a wiper. He retired from British Columbia Railway in 1994. Being a third generation of railroad engineers was a source of great pride and accomplishment for him. Jack was a dedicated volunteer counsellor for the British Columbia Railway Employee Assistance Program, as well as an active member of the Kensington Legion. As a young man, Jack excelled at baseball and hockey, and in later years loved a good game of golf. Jack was a friend of Bill Wilson’s for over thirty-years.

Besides his wife, Shirley, Jack is survived by two sons and a daughter, Tim, Les, and Lorrie Bryan and their families; step-sons and their spouses, Reid Crozier (Jody) and their sons, Randy and Dale, and Greg Crozier (Lori), and their son Travis; and his special pancake buddy, Cameron. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Eleanor Bryan, Gordon and Karin Bryan, and Don Bryan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Jim Werstuik, Diane and Bob Adam; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Jack was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret; a son, John; and parents, Jessie and Bill Bryan.

At Jack’s request, there will be no Funeral Service held. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319,

In living memory of Jack Bryan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

Jack was proud of his Irish heritage.

“May the Road rise up to meet you, and may the wind always be at your back.”

We will always love and miss you Jack.

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  1. I remember Grandpa Jack telling me stories of the railroads, I remember how he said warsh instead of wash, and I remember his sense of family. we Miss you Grandpa Jack. All the love.

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