April 13, 1919 – December 20, 2011
John F (Jack) Harris of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Chinook Hospice on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. John was predeceased by his beloved wife and soul mate, Ethel in 2004. Dad’s passing was not sad but rather it was happy as he is now with Mom, who he missed so much. Along with her picture he always had this saying on his wall.
Loved you yesterday
Love you still
Jack was born in Hanna, Alberta on April 13, 1919 and was raised in Calgary. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW II as Chief Petty Officer and served on several ships, the last one being the HMCS Sackville. He often entertained family and friends with stories about ship life in the North Atlantic and Caribbean. After the war, Jack and Ethel settled in and around Carbon and Calgary. He farmed in Carbon for many years and had a busy career as a carpenter. Jack will be remembered for his keen sense of humour, attention to detail, his personable, giving and fun loving nature. He would never miss his daily word puzzle. Dad will be greatly missed by his children; Cheryl (Paul), Bob (Beth), Ken, Teresa (Glen), and Tim; grandchildren, Peter (Tanis), Jennifer (Craig), Brian (Lyndsay), Sandra (Mike), Russell (Lucy), William, Christopher, Kelsey-Rae, Shandra and Monique; and six great-granchildren, Isaiah, Juno, Ayla, Dharma, Kurt, and Miles. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Kay Kennedy, Marg Hatton, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Grandpa Jack will be fondly remembered and missed by all. Many thanks to the staff and friends at Whitehorn Manor who helped to make Jack’s last five months enjoyable, especially the last few weeks when they went above the call of duty to make sure he was looked after. Also a big thanks to the people at the I.D.A Simons Valley Drug Mart for your service and help these last few years. Jack has requested that no service be held. The family will gather in Carbon to celebrate Jacks life and lay him to rest alongside his beloved wife Ethel. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to charity of choice.
In living memory of John Harris, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences