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FORWARD, Dr. James Douglas Guy

May 21, 1932 – December 27, 2012

Dr. James Forward passed away peacefully at 80 years of age, on December 27th, 2012 at the Rockyview General Hospital.

Jim was born on May 21st, 1932 at the Calgary General Hospital where he would later practice medicine for many years. Jim was raised in Toronto and received his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He returned to Calgary shortly after and set up his practice in 1954, closing it down in 2000. He joined the Canadian Royal Naval Reserve and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was the Medical Officer of the HMCS Tecumseh until 1986, and enjoyed his service to the Navy. He met his wife Shirley in Calgary and they were married June 27th, 1964, and raised two sons James Douglas Guy Forward and Christopher William Bower Forward. They enjoyed many summers and his retirement at his cottage at Blue Water Lodges, Oyama, BC.

Jim is survived by his son J.D. Guy Forward; his brother Dr. Robert (Lianne) Forward, his brother-in-law Floyd (Carolyn) Lillies; his nieces and nephews Scott, Lianna, Colleen, Melanie, and Robin, and other family members and many friends. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley and his youngest son Chris.

A Celebration of James Forward’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org or a charity of your choice.

In living memory of Dr. James Forward, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Tom Gomulczak :

    To the family of Dr. Forward. With deepest sympathies and condolences.

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  2. Michael Hayes Cdr,ret'd :

    My condolences at the loss of Jim. He was a fine gentleman , a good friend, and a social buddy. So, many good times at Navy events, I’m going to miss him.

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  3. Fred Fowlow RCN Commander , ret'd :

    My sympathy and condolences are sent to Jim’s family. For many years Jim was a great friend. I always enjoyed his friendship. My luncheons with him and mutual Navy friends will be greatly missed .

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  4. Celia Monilaws :

    Guy – we are truly saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that our hearts are with you. Celia Monilaws and Peggy Caruana

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  5. My condolences to Jim’s family.

    I’ve known Jim for quite a few years, when I was at Tecumseh and later when he was a regular with us for naval luncheons. His humour and company will be greatly missed.

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  6. Laurel (Jeannie) Hamilton :

    Dearest Guy:
    You have lost your dear dad, and we a very special cousin. We hold you in our prayers for comfort, and recall of many treasured memories.
    Lovingly, Laurel Jeannie and Jim Hamilton and family, Boulder, Colorado.

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  7. I am deeply saddened. My Sincere Condolences to the Family.

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  8. john gough LCDR RTD :

    Jim was a great supporter of the NOAC, I always looked forward to visiting with him at Tecumseh. I will miss him.

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  9. Dear Guy,
    Sorry to here about the passing of your Father. Remembering the times at your house,and the cabin. But especially your dad singing Red,Red Wine. From the Schobers,Evelyn,Chad and Colleen.

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  10. Really sad to hear about your Fathers passing. He helped many people and his
    love of life will always be cherished.

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