September 11, 1929 – January 11, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, father-in-law, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend John Harnack (Big John) on Monday, January 11, 2010.
John was born on the family farm east of Crossfield. He left farming for a short period to work with James and Reimer in the oil patch, he often said those were some of the best years of his life. John returned to farming and purchased the family farm east of Airdrie where he worked with his brothers, George and Cecil. He retired from farming in 1992, to live his dream in front of his T.V. with his remote. He was an avid channel surfer, always stopping on a sports channel. He leaves behind his dear friend and companion of twenty-five years, Elaine Reid; his children Candace (Darren) Sandbeck, John (Lori) Harnack, Colleen Hackney, and Woody Ouderkirk; his grandchildren, the apple of his eye, Christina (Matt), Levi, Logan, Cole, Jessica and Breanna; and great-granddaughter Reegan. John was predeceased by his wife Mary in 1978; and his parents Alfred and Francis Harnack.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB) on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (1305 Main Street, Airdrie, AB) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of John Harnack, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.Print This Obituary & Condolences