September 11, 1936 – Liverpool, England
February 4, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Don beloved husband of Margaret Jasper of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the age of 78 years.
Don and his wife immigrated to Calgary from England in 1967 with their two young children. Don then worked as a chemist and manager at Western Cooperative Fertilizer and later Monenco. Through his determination and will power, Don overcame great difficulties arising from childhood polio and a serious stroke at the age of 52. Don had a wide variety of hobbies and interests: he was member of the RASC (Astronomy), sang with the Calgary Opera Chorus, Christ Church Choir, Festival Chorus, Barber Shop, and played the trumpet in the Concert Band. He was an avid photographer and proficient linguist, speaking over twenty languages. His computer was his lifeline for the last twenty six years. Don cherished his family in his role of husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa. He will especially be remembered for his joke telling.
Don is survived by his devoted wife Marg; daughter Carol and her husband Brad; son Alan and his wife Florence; grandchildren William and his wife Rochelle, Donavon, Sarah, Steven and Brian; and his great-grandchildren Jamie, Lily, Evolet, and Nikolai. He is also survived by his sister June and his brother Frank and his wife Wendy.
Funeral Services will be held at THE ANGLICAN PARISH OF CHRIST CHURCH CALGARY (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. 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.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the Palliative Care Team and the staff at the Beverly Care Centre.
In living memory of Don Jasper, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences