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MARTIN – John (Jack) McLean

November 12, 1923 – October 23, 2009

John passed away peacefully after nearly 86 wonderful years, with his wife Pearl by his side.

He also leaves to mourn his children, Mercedes, John (Joyce), Barbara (Brad) Grant, Kate (John) Smith, Ruby (Ross) Matthews, Rocky Shaw, Dianna Shaw and Brett (Kellie) Shaw; twelve grandchildren and a great-grandson; his brothers, Ron (Barb) and Garth (Shaune), his sister Carlie-Jean (Eldon) Godfrey; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his first wife, Madeline (1970); and eldest daughter Corinne (2004).

John was born in Berkley, CA and came to Canada at an early age. His schooling was in Lomond, Armada and Clive, AB. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force immediately following High School and retired with the rank of  Sergeant at the end of WWII. Upon his return he attended University of Alberta and spent the majority of his life in the window industry in Calgary. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed.

A private memorial will be held at a later date. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, BUY A GOOD BOOK OR HELP EDUCATE SOMEONE. The family wishes to thank Dr. Maureen Young and the staff of Unit 82 of Foothills Medical Center.

In living memory of John Martin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Helen (Harrow)Crooks :

    Dear Pearl and Family ..

    I was so saddened to read about John’s passing. Please accept my sincerest sympathy, love and prayers, in the passing of your Dear Husband, Father and Friend.

    Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

    God Bless you all .

    Helen

    Helen (Harrow) Crooks

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  2. Helen (Harrow)Crooks :

    To Ron and Barb, Garth and Shaune,
    Carlie Jean and Godfrey, and their
    Families.

    Dear Friends.

    May it help to know that others care,
    And think of you in prayer,
    And ask God to bless you with courage to bear
    The sorrow that now fills your heart.

    Please accept my sincerest sympathy in the loss of John, your Brother and Friend.

    Love

    Helen Crooks

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  3. Donna Martin (Hahn) :

    Dearest Pearl, John, and family…

    I was saddened to read of your loss and join so many others who knew Jack in offering my deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation during these difficult days ahead, may you find some comfort in the knowledge that he touched so many lives, including my own, in a very special profound way. I will never forget how he opened his heart to me and made me feel so loved and accepted into your family, albiet for a brief period in time. I shall never forget his kindness, generosity of spirit, sense of humour, so many things…

    The measure of a life well-lived is not in how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. In that regard, indeed his life was one that was well-lived.

    In his passing, may you celebrate the end of a long and very productive life and find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him.

    In Sympathy,

    Donna Martin (Hahn)

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