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DRYER – John Edward (Jack)

July 10, 1929 – November 8, 2010

John Dryer beloved husband of Dorothea of Calgary, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the age of 81 years.

John was born in Hanna, AB and moved to Grand Prairie in 1931. In 1946 he moved to Calgary and worked on the oil fields. Private John Dryer was in the Korean War. He was in the PPCLI from 1951- 1953. He married Dorothea November 11, 1953. He was a barber from 1954-1966. He joined the Calgary School Board in 1966 and retired in1989. John enjoyed traveling and socializing with family and friends.

Besides his loving wife, John is remembered by three sons and two daughter-laws and one daughter; Bruce Dryer, Brian Dryer, Thomas Dryer, Joanne Dryer, Cheryl Dryer and Zimee Dryer, grandchildren Andy, Craig, Todd, Brady, Scott, Amy Dryer. He is also survived by brother Dave Dryer and sister Daisy Stagg. John is predeceased by his father and mother, Arnold, Robert, Bill, Mable, Iris and Fay.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday , November 20, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the War Amputations of Canada, National Headquarters, 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 0C4, . Our many thanks to all the staff at Garrison Green and the staff at Rocky View Long Tem Care, Unit 47. Your help was greatly appreciated.

In living memory of John Dryer, 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

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  1. John, we will miss your smile, your laugh, your jokes, your kindness towards children, your generosity and your hospitality. I will always remember the time you caught me with “the Joke”! We laugh about that still. You will be missed in many many ways.
    Richard, Linda, Jory, Jenna, Arlee

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  2. Bob & Pat Rutter :

    Dear Dorothea and Family;

    Bob and I wish to express our condolences to you. We will remember John’s friendliness to us.

    Pat and Bob

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  3. Joyce Washburn :

    Please forward this to Dorothea if you can…I just saw a little note in the Herald TODAY…and only just now realized that John has passed. I am so sorry I did not know, and I am the one who is usually up on these things. Of course, John was one of my most favourite patients, as is Dorothea. I will very much miss his visits. He was such a character, and it just won’t be the same without seeing his face and having a visit. Happy Father’s Day John…and Dorothea..enjoy having your family surround you in love and remembrances. I apologize for not knowing this sooner…so thank you for your post in todays’ Herald. Sending hugs and warm thoughts. Joyce

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