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HUNTER – John Everson “Jack”

September 21, 1929 – October 29, 2010

John Everson “Jack” passed away peacefully on Friday, October 29, 2010 at the age of 81 years.

Jack was born on September 21, 1929 near Dewberry, AB. He lived on the family farm until 1940 when his family moved to Calgary. He lived in Ogden and started dating the love of his life, Edith Moss, at the tender age of sixteen. Jack and Edith were married on June 1, 1951. Jack’s love for the country never left him and in 1972 he moved his family to the Red Deer Lake area. He took great pride in maintaining his acreage. That and the love and care he had for his family and friends were his passions.

Jack was a successful landman mostly with Canadian Export Gas & Oil, in its various incarnations, for thirty-four years.

Jack was predeceased by his wife, Edith, parents Bert and Bella, sister Pat and brother Brian. He is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Dave Jacobus and Sandy and DeVery Yarborough; grandchildren, Tracy (Jesse) Oman, Derek (Stacy) Jacobus, and Winter Yarborough; as well as great-granddaughter, Rylie Jacobus.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at the family residence at Red Deer Lake on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Foothills Country Hospice, Box 274, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5, Telephone: (403) 995-4673.

In living memory of Jack Hunter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Cheryl & Breck Denton :

    Dearest Sandy, Sharon & Families
    Please know that our hearts go out to you, as you grieve your loss.
    Take comfort in all the great memories you have of your Dad and the times you shared as a family.
    Your Dad & Mom will forever be a large part of my most favourite memories growing up, as are both of you!
    Sending you much love,
    Cheryl (Hayton) & Breck Denton

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  2. Dear Sandy, Sharon & Families

    It was many years ago, but I still have fond memories of a wonderful man who made me a better landman and a better person.
    My thoughts are with you.

    Cam Hardy

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  3. Valerie Hopwood :

    Our thoughts are with you and your families. Your dad was a great neighbour, always willing to help out.
    I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we’ve lost makes them part of us.

    Valerie, Doreen, and John

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  4. Linda Wendelboe :

    Dear Sandy, Sharon and Families:

    I have been touching on my memories of Jack, since I heard the news of his passing. He was a warm, wonderful man and a great boss. I hope you can take comfort from your own memories and the high regard we all had for Jack.

    Linda Wendelboe

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  5. Anne & Finn Rasmussen :

    It was with great sadness that we read of Jack’s passing. As a newcomer to Canada in 1967 your father gave me a job when I had no experience in the oil industry. I was a new immigrant from England. He spoon fed me to eventually become a land agent. I would never have been in the oil industry if it weren’t for your father and never got to where I am today. He was the greatest boss and was my mentor. I had such great respect and appreciation for him. I know he will be greatly missed by so many. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    Anne & Finn

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  6. Terry Flanagan :

    Dear Sharon, Sandy and family,

    I just read about your Dad this afternoon and sorry I missed the celebration today. I have fond memories of your Dad and I know your family had a close friendship with my parents. I remember your Dad as a very giving person who enjoyed life and it is a pleasure to have known Jack.

    Terry Flanagan

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  7. Graham and Darla Clarke :

    Hi Sharon, Sandy and families;
    We enjoyed partying with your parents from 1964 on and I don’t know two people who had more fun, or, who enjoyed the simple things in life more. Some of us need to travel the world to find happiness, but they found theirs in their family, friends and their own back yard. They were great neighbors who were always there when needed. We remember them fondly and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love, Graham and Darla

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