John Alexander Fisher passed away suddenly at the Rockyview Hospital on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the age of 54 years after a courageous battle with cancer.
John was born in Calgary and raised in the Parkdale area along with his two brothers, and graduated from Queen Elizabeth High School. John played hockey and baseball as a youth and eventually turned his interest in sports into a passion for golfing. John worked for many years for Alberta Transportation as a surveyor where he met his wife, Rose. After graduating from the U of C with a Bachelor of Science degree, he worked in the oil and gas industry as a Senior Seismic Data Processor. He met Rose twenty-five years ago and they formed a life partnership that brought son Jack and daughter Alandra into the world. John was an extremely dedicated father who enjoyed a very special relationship with his children and was involved in gymnastics and Special Olympics. Anyone who met John could not fail to be captivated by his sense of humor, kindness and great respect for everyone he met. Which are traits he kept with him up until the last hours of his life. His friends are too many to list; all of whom he inspired and kept laughing throughout his life. John’s dedication to friends was paramount and he enjoyed many life long friends that he kept in touch with since elementary school.
John is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Rose, son Jack, daughter Alandra, mother Edna Fisher, brothers Bruce (Lori), Gregg (Carol), as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his father Jack Alexander Fisher.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends as he was taken from us too soon.
A Celebration of John’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S “Eastside Memorial Chapel” (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, friends of the family have established a Trust Fund in the name of Jack Fisher. Donations can be made at any TD branch or at the memorial service.
In living memory of John Fisher, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences