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July 11, 1925 – October 2, 2011

John Eslinger, beloved husband of Molly, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the age of 86 years.

John was born in Burstall, SK. He worked for forty-two years at Robin Hood Flour Mills LTD and part-time with Canada Post for over thirty years. John and Molly were one of the founding members of Centre Street Church.

Besides his loving wife of sixty-five years, John is survived by two sons, Allen and Bob and his companion Diana; his sister Irene Cunnings and sister-in-law Alma Eslinger as well as his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Ella; brothers, Enoch and Ted.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at Centre Street Church “Central Campus” (3900 – 2nd Street N.E.) Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. We wish to thank the Palliative Team of the Santuari Hospice at the Peter Lougheed Hospital for their wonderful care shown to John.

In living memory of John Eslinger, 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. My sincere condolences to Johnny’s family. The world has lost a kind, hard-working and true gentleman.

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  2. Lorey Marsden :

    Aunt Molly, Bob, Diana and Ellen. I will never forget when you and Uncle Johnny would come to visit us in Saskatchewan around Dad’s and my birthday. I always knew that if the watermelons were out in the stores in Calgary you would be bringing one for me. What a great treat! My heart aches for you all as you go through this time –grieving, remembering and sharing those memories with others. But we also know he is having a great time with his brothers (and my mom) and sister and his mom and dad and is no longer in pain. We love you. Lorey, Curtis, Natalie and Andrew Marsden.

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  3. Ray & Idella Ehnisz :

    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. Just know this message brings our love and sympathy.

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  4. Aunt Molly, Bob, Diana, & Allen. Uncle Johnny faced his battle with courage, dignity and respect. I am so happy that we could share in the celebration of his 86th birthday. Bob, I commend you for all that you did for your dad out of love. And, Diana, I commend you for all the work, care and love that you gave in helping Bob, Aunt Molly and Uncle Johnny. He is at peace and I am grateful for that. Aunt Molly, your faith, love and support that you have given all your life to your family is a testament to all. I admire you for all these qualities, and God has blessed you. It is amazing of what one remembers has a child. I remember when you would come to visit us at the farm and, uncle Johnny would bring some cake mixes and pickles that Robin Hood made. This was a treat because mom canned and baked everything from scratch,including home made pickles. So you can imagine how we felt. It was so simple to make a cake with these mixes and, oh, the pickles were so good. It was these little things that one remembers and that one treasures. May God bless you and comfort you during this sad time of your lives. I loved Uncle Johnny and I will miss him, but I am thankful for the times that we shared together.
    Love Don

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  5. Wally & Elsie Bowe :

    Molly, Bob & Diana & Allen – our condolences to you at this sad time of loss. We wanted to come to the viewing, but our family is coming to visit. Unfortunately, Tuesday for the funeral we are at the church volunteering in finance.
    Our prayer and thoughts are with you. John always had a smile for us when we met.
    Love – Wally & Elsie

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