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GORMAN – John Thomas

June 24, 1929 – August 21, 2009

“To him who does what in him lies, God will not deny his grace.” -St. Augustine of Hippo

Our beloved father Jack, a loving husband, brother, grandfather, uncle and a proud Notre Dame Hound passed away Friday, August 21, 2009 at Foothills Hospital in Calgary.

Full of humility and intellectually gifted, our father lived a rich and colourful life. His mentor, Father Athol Murray, promoted the integration of mind, body and spirit which Jack embodied every single day, healthy or not. Our father never fathomed how much he was loved by us and by you.

Action Jackson’s numerous accomplishments were secondary to the process of achieving them. Every day was full of laughter, kindness, wit, loyalty to those close to him and a search for the truth regarding the subject of the day.

It is impossible to express how much we will all miss him. We intend to carry on his voice and spirit and be forever grateful that he touched us all. With deep gratitude we want to thank Pamela, Jack’s wife, for her loving care and support during our dad’s difficult health issues.

The family wishes to send their kindest thanks to the ER staff at Foothills hospital on August 21 for their grand efforts.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. A Private Family Graveside Service will take place at Cochrane Cemetery, Cochrane, AB. You may forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Suite 400, 320 – 23 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 0J2, .

In living memory of Jack Gorman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Shirley Anholt :

    Pam and Family
    So sorry to hear of Jack’s death. During my last years at Canyon Meadows another lady and I golfed with the two “Jacks.” Orman and Gorman. They kept us in stitches the whole game. A great memory. I extend my sincere sympathy to you all. Shirley Anholt

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  2. Dale A. Rondeau, President of ND Alumni Association :

    On behalf of Hounds everywhere and the members of the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame Alumni Society, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family and many friends of Jack Gorman. Jack was a giant figure in the Notre Dame picture and a great supporter of Pere Murray’s dream. He chronicled our history and, by doing so, contributed to it’s future. He will be greatly missed.

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  3. Al & Mary Anne Clark :

    To Pam and to the rest of Jack’s family,
    We were saddened to hear of Jack’s death. We travelled together with Jack and Pam to Italy a few years ago. We had many great discussions with Jack and enjoyed his many stories. We will always have fond memories of Jack from this brief time we knew him. Our most sincere sympathies to you all.

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  4. Bob & Gerry Lee - Edmonton, Ab. :

    We will always remember Jack’s sense of humour and his inquiring mind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pam and his family.

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  5. Jerry &Diana Dombowsky :

    On behalf of my wife and myself I would like to send my condolences to Jack’s family. We all loved Jack and he was a true Notre Dame Hound right to the end. God bless you all.

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  6. Ron & Elva Medin :

    We were sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. We have fond memories of his stories and the help that he gave us when we ran Hanna Furniture.
    God’s peace to you all.
    Ron & Elva Medin

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  7. Cec and Joyce Payne :

    We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. I went to school with Jack in Hanna and we have many memories and had several visits with him in Phoenix. A great guy and he will surely be missed. Cherish the memories and comfort in kowing he is at peace after his lengthy illness. Our deepest sympathy……Cec and Joyce Payne

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