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LINES, John (Jack) Douglas

March 18, 1922 – March 14, 2012

After a courageous battle with cancer our beloved Father and Grandfather passed away with family by his side at the age of 89.

Jack was predeceased by his loving wife of thirty-nine years, Joan, and his brother Gordon Lines. He will be lovingly remembered by his son, Brent (Kathy); daughter, Valerie; grandchildren, Kristyn, Tyler and Jim (Cheryl); and great-grandchildren, Amanda, Christine and Russell. He will also be missed by his sister, Jennie Vickers and nephew, Wayne Larson (Kathy) of Brandon, Manitoba; and sister-in-law, Pearl (Gordon); and nephew and niece, Gary and Carol of Edmonton, Alberta.

Jack was born in Swift Current, SK and had a full and active life starting in 1922 in Cantour, SK. As a young man he grew up working on the farm and joined the Royal Air Force to fight for his country in WWII. After the war, Jack worked in the mining and oil industries and lastly started with Environment Canada, Water Resources in Calgary until retirement.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Hospice Calgary, 1245 – 70th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8, Telephone: (403) 263-4525, The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the very helpful and caring staff of Scenic Acres Retirement Residence, and the caring and compassionate nursing staff at Santuari Hospice. They made his last days very comfortable and peaceful.

In living memory of John Lines, 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.

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  1. Marty & Cathey Van Stockum :

    Our deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your beloved Jack. We will remember his friendship, kindness and gentle nature. We know that he will be missed by all he touched during his life.

    Marty & Cathey Van Stockum

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    For Jack’s family,
    Our heartfelt thoughts are with you.
    With fond memories,

    Our deepest regards,

    Donna and Ian McArthur

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