June 1, 1934 – Innisfail, Alberta
December 14, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
John, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, passed away on December 14, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Born in Innisfail, AB, and raised in Bowden, AB, he spent most of his adult life in Calgary. John was an incredibly devoted husband, a wonderfully loving father and a loyal friend. John’s favourite passions were curling, playing bridge, golf and travel. He was a member at Redwood Meadows Golf and Country Club and spent many summer days there. He loved to travel and possessed many mementos and photographs of his adventures.
John leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Roma ; and will be dearly missed by his children, Bruce (Sharon) Ritchie, Susan Ritchie, David (Bev) Ritchie, Anita Cranston, and Marnie (Peter) Goldrup; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and many, many dear friends.
At John’s request, no Funeral Service will be held, however, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to any of the following charities: Calgary Humane Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Alberta, Calgary Urban Projects Society, Alberta Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff, of the Intensive Palliative Care Unit (Unit 47) at the Foothills Hospital.
In living memory of John Cranston, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences