September 13, 1950– January 16, 2013
John Archibald Dakin passed away at the Agape Hospice in Calgary on January 16, 2013 at the age of 62. John was predeceased by his parents Sue Dakin and Jack Dakin and by his wife Nancy Dakin (Laflamme).
John is lovingly remembered by his brother Fred, his sister-in-law Debbie Laflamme, his mother-in-law Gloria Laflamme, daughters Morgan, Heather, Paige and Eleanor, step-children Chris and Nadia Aubé, good friend Sandy Ali and many more relatives and friends across Canada.
John was born in Montreal on September 13, 1950. He graduated from Dorval High School in 1967 and earned a B.A. from Bishop’s University and an M.B.A. from the University of Alberta. Over the years, John’s insatiable curiosity led him to explore different career paths in the rail, transportation and oil sands industries.
John was a motorcyclist, a sailor, a skier and an avid reader. John’s proudest role was father to his four wonderful daughters and he will be remembered by many for his big heart, sense of humor and generous personality.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Center for their care over the past year and to the staff of the Agapé Hospice for their attentiveness over the past month.
In lieu of a funeral service, friends and colleagues of John’s are invited to attend a gathering at the CP Railway Pavilion (201 – 9th Avenue SW) on Friday, January 25th from 4pm to 7pm to celebrate his life. Memorial donations may be made directly to Agapé Hospice (1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1B8 or online www.agapehospice.ca).
In living memory of John Dakin, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences