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HARNACK – John Henry

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.

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  1. Erv and Edie Holtz :

    Erv and I will always remember all the wonderful times we had with John and we would like to pass on our heartfelt condolence to all of the family.
    God Bless

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  2. Robert Coulter :

    Since the passing of my Aunt Mary in 1978 I was not close to my Uncle John but I will always remember him for the life lessons he taught me about giving an honest days work with a smile and a sense of humor. The times I spent working with him on the farm and shooting gophers on Sunday afternoon, will be fondly remembered by me forever.
    Rest in Peace Uncle John – you earned it!

    My heartfelt condolences to all of his family and many friends during this time of grief.

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  3. Mr and Mrs Dale Allsop and Family :

    We the Dale Allsop family would like to send our sincere condolences in the passing of our dear friend “John”. Many times we enjoyed visits with him on our farm. He was always a pleasure to see coming down the laneway to our door. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today.

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  4. Micheal, Theresa, Matthew, and Braydon Hackney :

    It is with great sadness and sympathy that we acknowledge the passing of your father and grandfather. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, now and forever.

    With Love;

    Micheal, Theresa, Matthew, and Braydon Hackney

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  5. Garry & Debbie Wise :

    We were sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your families at this sad time.

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