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CRANSTON, John Neville

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 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.

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  1. Laurene Stromme :

    Roma and Family ~ I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved John . I worked for John at Soundtex Interiors Ltd. for many years and have very fond memories of him! He was always kind and had a very positive outlook on life, and he was a living example of the word
    ” gentleman” . His love for his family was evident in everything he did.
    My sincere condolences on this great loss.
    I hope your loving memories can help you through this difficult time now ~
    Laurene Stromme

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  2. Ron and Joyce Sirup :

    Dear family,

    Ron and I wish to express our sincere sorrow at the loss of your dear dad and husband. Ron and John curled together for years and we spent many happy times socializing together. John was a great sportsman and fun to be around.

    Sincere sympathy,
    Ron and Joyce Sirup

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  3. Anita and Family,

    We heard about the passing of John and are saddened by the loss. We send our deepest Sympathies. We only knew John for a short time but enjoyed him immensely. Our kids took to him immediately and would run over every time they saw him peek his head out from under the tree. We missed him as soon as he moved away. Our kids still call it John’s house. He will be deeply missed.

    Steph, Dan, Max and Sam Martyna
    863 Edgemont road Neighbors.

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  4. Donna MacIntyre :

    To John’s family,
    Our family has made a donation to the Prostate Cancer Centre in the name of your father. The doctors at the Tom Baker Centre took such good care of him that we felt this was a good choice.
    We send to all of you our condolences – his passing is a loss to so many, family and friends alike. We hope for all of you that your memories will help you in your grieving and will comfort you for the rest of your lives. For us, we are grateful to have had visits to your parents’ home and to the hospital in the more recent years to remember early family days in Bowden and Calgary. We hope your mother continues to be well cared for.
    With sympathy,
    Maud Chapman and daughters – Donna, Cathy and Bev

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