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CURRAN, John Francis

January 16, 1934 – April 20, 2012

John Francis Curran, beloved father and grandfather, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 after a lengthy battle with Kidney Disease at the age of 78 years.

John is survived by his daughter Nancy (Keith) and granddaughter Rhiannon; and son Sean (Jodi). He was predeceased by his father John Curran and his mother Yvonne Duval of Montreal, Quebec.

John was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He attended Loyola College where he graduated magna cum laude and received the Governor General’s medal for highest standing in four years of the Arts program in 1953 at the age of 19. He worked at CN Rail in Montreal for twenty-two years starting out as a “Notes Boy” delivering messages to other office buildings at the age of 15 and working his way up.

After moving his family to Regina, Saskatchewan in 1976, John worked for the Government of Saskatchewan in the Compensation Research Branch where he was known for his negotiation skills and his attention to detail. Though he loved his work and enjoyed his co-workers he was quite happy to retire in 1999 as Director of the branch.

John moved to Calgary, Alberta, in 2000 to be closer to his adult children. He was thrilled when his only grandchild, Rhiannon, was born in 2006 and was known to her as Grandpa Jack. John also loved golf, baseball, war movies, and a good steak.

A special thank you to Dr. Daniel Muruve for going above and beyond, the nurses and staff of Unit 37 Foothills Medical Centre, and the kind-hearted nurses and doctors of Sarcee Carewest Hospice.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of John Curran, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Darlene Sexton and Larry Duthie :

    Dear Nancy, Keith, Rhiannon, Sean, Jodi, Aunt Ginger,

    Our heartfelt condolences to all of you on the passing of Uncle Jack. He will be missed by all but forever in our hearts and memories. Love you all xo

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  2. Muriel St-Onge Hoffman :

    Dear Nancy,
    Sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. I met you a couple of times when Darlene was out visiting.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Give my best to you Mom as well!

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  3. Lucy Houchen :

    So sorry Nancy. Our thoughts are with you and Keith and Rhiannon at this sad time. Love, Lucy and Stew

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  4. John

    Thanks for always making the numbers right and keeping me on the positive side of the ledger. I learned gradually there was much more to you then meets the eye….

    Dan Cameron

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  5. Denise Retzlaff :

    Nancy, Keith and Rhiannon,

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad and Rhiannon’s Grandpa.

    I know your memories will help ease your pain and guide you through your grief.

    Thinking of you,


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