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LUFT, Clarence John

October 2, 1935 – January 23, 2013

Clarence John Luft of Calgary, passed away at Peter Lougheed Centre on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the age of 77 years.

Clarence was born in Didsbury, Alberta to Lena and Henry Luft. In his early years, he worked as a farmer and spent the winters working on the oil rigs. He later moved to Calgary and pursued a career as a welder and joined the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496, taking an early retirement due to health reasons. He enjoyed helping others anytime they needed a hand. His pride and joy was his family and working in the garden. He loved his home grown cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and potatoes.

Clarence is survived by his loving wife Doreen of forty-five years; his children Darrin (Trina) Luft and Jennifer (Doran) Pelletier; grandchildren Brandon and Ashley; sisters Marion (Henry) Weibe and Jean Luft; brothers Lavern Luft, Allen (Marion) Luft; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. 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 Clarence Luft, 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. Dear Luft family

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your father, husband and grandpa. My thoughts are with you,as my dad passed away one year ago yesterday. He is now watching down upon all of you.
    Take care and thank God, such a great man passed through your life.

    My condolences,
    Jeannine Gillis

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  2. Henriette and Rino Boucher :

    We knew Clarence through the friendship Doreen and I had as colleagues working for the Calgary Board of Education. His passing will leave an emptiness that only the passing years will ease. Clarence believed in hard work, unshakable integrity, and an unconditional love for his family. He left his mark in this world because of his indomitable spirit and determination to accept life on its own terms. Our deepest sympathy to Doreen and her family on the loss of an incredible husband, father and grandfather. From a place of eternal rest, he will continue to watch over those he loved.

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  3. Richard & Laura Jadlowski :

    Darrin & Family

    We are sorry for your loss and our deepest sympathy.

    Richard & Laura

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  4. Dianna McCool :

    To my wonderful supervior and friend Jennifer.

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy and heart-felt warm wishes go to you and your family.

    Just remember that we here at the office want to make sure you know you are loved and want to help you find comfort. May God shine His love on you and your family in your time of need.

    Dianna McCool
    Calgary Catholic School District

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  5. Dennis Dorval - from across the street :

    I’m sorry to lose an outstanding neighbor and friend. He was always cheerful, always willing to lend a hand or a tool and especially willing to apply his welding skills to help out a neighbor.
    I’ll always remember seeing him down on his hands and knees manicuring the front lawn and flowerbeds.
    My condolences to Doreen, Jennifer, Darrin and family.

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  6. Gail A. Hutchings :

    Hello Doreen,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Clarence. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Take care of yourself and take comfort from family and friends during this sorrowful time.
    Sincerely, Gail Hutchings

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  7. The Waldron family (now of Calgary) but former neighbours of Allen and Marion send our sympathy to the entire family. We know that the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend is difficult and we wish you strength and great memories to help you heal.
    Kathy, Harry, Amy, Luke and Lacey

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  8. Harge and Irene Suga :

    To Doreen and Family:
    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Clarence’s smiling face will be sorely missed at coffee each morning. We’ll be thinking of him and his good-natured presence.
    Harge and Irene

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  9. To: The Luft Family from a close friend of Lavern (brother of Clarence), Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Clarence. I have had the honor of meeting many members of the Luft family over the years and consider myself privileged to have had the honour.
    Highest Regards, Shannon West

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  10. Sending love to you all. I have vivid memories of those cucumbers – they were delicious – I will never forget his yodelling either. Such a kind and happy man and he will be missed. Again, much love to you all during this difficult time.
    Kim

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  11. Saretsky Family :

    In loving memory of Clarence John Luft. We will all miss him dearly.

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  12. Tim Carlstrom :

    Darrin,
    So sorry for the loss of your dad. I wish you and your sister and mum all the best.

    I have fond memories of our childhood around your family home. Your dad was pretty amazing in all his talents he had. He was one of the most skillful handymen I can think of.

    I remember how he had us taking apart the fence to paint the panels before we could go out and play. Great ideals I continue to live by today.

    I recall your Dad also created the original early adopter in you to be an Apple user.

    I sure hope things are well for you and your family.

    Tim Carlstrom

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