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MAILANDER, John (Jack) Donald

1937 – Regina, SK
2013 – Calgary, AB

Our very dear husband, father, grandfather and uncle passed away after critical heart surgery on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the age of 76 years.

Jack was born and raised in Regina, and had a long career in the oil patch, starting out with Sohio Oil as a draftsman. He moved to Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas, and then got transferred as an oil scout to Calgary in 1963. He went on to be one of the best landmen in the industry. He was a very kind and loving man, with a wonderful sense of humour, and an awesome memory. Jack’s greatest joys were his children and grandchildren. He had many friends and will be dearly missed by all.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Ruby; daughters and son-in-laws Debbie (Mike) White, Lynn (Doug) Whitten, Cheryl (Mark) Sampson, Laurel (Randy Moore) Mailander; along with grandchildren Jenna and Mary Whitten, Connor White and Jaedin Sampson.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church (541 SILVERGROVE DRIVE N.W.), on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust in support of Sheldon Chumir, Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic, 1213 4 Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 0X7, http://www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca/donate/memorialgiving/ or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jack Mailander, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Rolly & Pearl Buan :

    Dear Ruby and Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. If we were in Alberta we’d be at the service, but as it is, we are away for the winter. Just know that we will be thinking of all of you. Jack was a great fella and he will be missed by all his family and friends. Hold onto your memories and there is no doubt you have lots of great ones. We enjoyed the times we spent with you too.
    With Sympathy,
    Love Rolly & Pearl

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  2. Jack will be sorely missed,,hugs and love to all the family. know that his spirit is now happy and healthy ..

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  3. Tony, Janice & Emma Davis :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ruby and the entire Mailander family. Jack will be missed by all.

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  4. Henry and Barb Wiens :

    Dear Ruby and family,
    Our sympathy and prayers for you all in this time of loss. May you sense the Lord’s presence and peace today and in the coming days. May the memories of Jack’s life and love bring you comfort and a smile in the midst of your pain.
    With love, Henry and Barb

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  5. My deepest condolences to you Ruby and all your family.

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  6. Sincere condolences Ruby to you and all of your family He will be missed by all who he touched.

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  7. Marvyn and Bev Pickering :

    Dearest Ruby and the Girls
    We were so saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. I always thought of him as an uncle , and we thoroughly enjoyed every visit with your family. When we visited in Calgary, your home became ours, and we appreciated the hospitality. Jack was always so easy to visit with. A friendly, kind man who will be missed greatly by our entire family.
    Love always, and a big long hug to you all.
    Marvyn & Bev Pickering and family

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  8. Harvey Jean and family :

    Jack was a loving and caring man and a wonderful neighbor. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Ruby and your family in these trying times. I’ll miss my girlfriend on movie nights.

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  9. Arlene Hamilton :

    My hearthfelt condolences to the Mailander family. Having known Jack through the CAPL for close to 40 years has been a pleasure. He is a well respected and much-loved member of that community and will be sorely missed. My prayers are with you all at this time.
    Respecfully,
    Arlene Hamilton

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  10. Bruce & Sharron Fowler :

    Bruce and I will long remember good times spent with the Mailander family and their wonderful daughters. Dear, kind Jack, running like mad away from the bees … a fond memory. With sincere sympathy and empathy with your sorrow. A truly good man walked this earth!
    Hugs to all the family.

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  11. Wallace & Brock Wells :

    I was sad to hear the passing of Jack. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you Ruby. He will be missed by many.

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  12. Wallace & Brock Wells :

    I was sad to hear about the passing of Jack. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. He will surely be missed.

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  13. Ken and Helen Beckie :

    Our sincere sympathy Ruby and family. Although we have not seen you for many tears
    we always have remembered you, especially because of the long haired chiwawa that you gave us and which gave so much joy to our family for many years . We called her Chico.

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  14. Ruby

    So very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing.
    He will be greatly missed.

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  15. Dear Debbie and Family;

    I don’t know if you recall, but I was fortunate to have met Jack and worked with him at HBOG. He was definitely a favorite of mine and very well liked with a great sense of humour. I’m sure you miss such a great man dearly. My condolences to you and your family at such a sad time.

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