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MAUGHAN – John Bohan

1925 – 2011

John “Jack” Maughan, 85, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2011.

Jack was born in Lethbridge to Joseph and Helen Maughan. It was in Lethbridge that Jack met the love of his life Alice-Marie Irving. Jack and Alice-Marie were married for 59 years.

Jack was passionate about his family and providing opportunities for their enrichment and enjoyment. An avid traveler, Jack made sure his family enjoyed many adventures to far off lands. The family happily enjoyed the last 40 years at their vacation home at Lake Windermere. Whether it was snow skiing or water skiing, golfing, skating or fishing, Jack made sure his family was able to partake in and enjoy a multitude of activities. Jack was actively involved in many religious, charitable and community associations. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for many years and had served as head of the Parish Council. The Rotary Club was a very important part of Jack’s life, where he served as President and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. Jack was an ardent supporter in the founding of St. Mary’s University College. After serving for many years on the Board of Regents and Trustees of Gonzaga University, Jack was appointed Trustee Emeritus. Jack was involved with the Stampeder Football Club as Associate Director, supporter and fan and was a fixture for decades at Mewatta and McMahon Stadiums. Jack relished his time spent at The Glencoe Club, usually chasing the little white bird around the badminton court which he enjoyed well into his 70’s. He spent many days at the Calgary Golf and Country Club chasing the little white ball around the greens and through many sand traps. Jack delighted in countless lunches, parties and meetings at the Calgary Petroleum Club. Jack enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the oil and gas business, beginning in the Turner Valley Field when he was twelve years old, where he was a roustabout on drilling rigs operated by his Father and Uncle “By God” Bill Maughan. Jack later obtained his Masters in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. After training and working with the legendary John Arps in Tulsa and Dallas, Jack returned to Canada with Stanolind Oil/Amoco, where he was Chief Engineer during the development of the Pembina Oil Fields. Later Jack joined J.C. Sproule at Sproule Consulting as the firm’s first Petroleum Engineer and was integral in establishing Sproule as a leading worldwide consulting firm. After leaving Sproule in the 1960’s, Jack established his own consulting and independent oil and gas companies and was always a keen scientist, businessman and explorer. Jack drilled and developed oil and gas reserves throughout the United States and Canada and drilled several wildcat wells in the Canadian Territories and Alaska, but focused his efforts mostly in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Jack is survived by his loving wife , four sons and their children John (Elizabeth) Vincent and Jordan; Brett, Seth; Joseph (Janet); Michael (Maria) Sara-Ellyse; and two daughters Julia (Tim) Ben and Sam; and Paula (Lee) Max, Grace, Tilly, and Nick. Jack is also survived by his sister, Pat Matheson.

He was predeceased by his brothers Bill and Joe, and his sister Marion Goddard. There are no words to express our sorrow, and how deeply we will miss this special man.

The family would like to extend gratitude to all of Jack’s caregivers over the last several years, especially those at the Tom Baker Cancer Center, Carewest Sarcee, and CareGivers Home Health Care Inc.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. A Private Graveside Service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of John Maughan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Armida and Len Doyle :

    Condolences from Len and Armida Doyle and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  2. So sorry to hear of the passing of our good friend John. He was generous to Canadian Martyrs Parish in Invermere. Always sociable and encouraging in our church development. He will also be missed on the golf course.

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  3. George and Pat Deegan :

    Our deepest sympathy to the family at this time. We are with you in prayers till we return to Calgary in April

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  4. Farewell dear friend.
    You have my sincere condolences.

    Mel Shannon

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  5. Willis & Betty O'Leary :

    Our sincere condolences to Alice-Marie and family.

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  6. Michael & Rosalyn Martin :

    Dear Alice-Marie and Family. Rosalyn and I wish to offer you our sincerest condolences on the passing of Jack. He was, indeed, a special person. All of us who knew him were touched by his graciousness and gentle spirit. We are proud to have known him. His zeal and passion for life were infectious. His many accomplishments and, espcially his charitable works are an amazing legacy.
    He loved you dearly Alice-Marie and was so proud of his children. When asked, he excitedly related each of his children’ accomplishments. I was pleased to teach your gifted children both at St. Mary’s and later at Bishop Carroll.
    Unfortunately, we are out of the country tomorrow morning and will not be able to attend the services. We will remember Jack, you and your family in our daily prayers and especially at Mass during this Lenten Season.
    Michael K. Martin, Ph.D.

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  7. Linde Ferguson :

    I was often struck by John’s irrepresible smile and enthusiasm. His look of delight when someone amused him. I have long remembered him with fondness. You will miss him terribly and my thoughts are with all of you.

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  8. Murph Hannon :

    We wish to pass on to all of the Maughan family our sincere condolences to all of the Maughan Family in the passing of John. He will be missed and we share in your loss. We are all away travelling and very much reget that we cannont be in attendance on Monday
    Our best wishes
    Murph & Charlotte Hannon & Family

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  9. Jim and Pat Burns :

    Our deepest sympathy to Alice-Marie and families. Jim enjoyed the badminton over the years with ambidextrous, good-natured John, and our many get-togethers including the Petroleum Club and Scottsdale. Writing from Scottsdale where Garth and Mary Nicholl also send their condolences. Jim and Pat Burns

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  10. I was deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. During the time we were ‘neighbours’ at Elveden House, I was honored with John’s friendship. All of us at Algoma Steel will remember him as a kind and caring man.

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  11. Paul and Janice Irving :

    Dear Aunt Alice-Marie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Jack was a vibrant and engaging man. He was very adept at relating the many different interesting stories he had to tell. He was quick-witted and ready to dispense advise. We recall Joe telling us of his dad reminding him “Tomorrow’s another day, Joe!” Well I am sure that Uncle Jack didn’t leave much until tomorrow and we hope you find that comforting.
    Our deepest sympathy, Love
    Paul and Janice Irving and family

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  12. Rogers & Joann Lehew :

    We lost a good man and a good friend. Will always remember him at the Oilmen’s golf. He always had a good word to Joann and I, and we always enjoyed him. Our deepest sympathy and our prayers to you and to his family.
    Rogers and Joann Lehew

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  13. We are deeply saddened by your loss. May your family cherish the fond memories you had together. From all of us at CIBC, our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  14. John & Bobbie Currie :

    We have been so fortunate to have had John as a neighbor. Always helpful & supportive. Sorry we missed the funeral mass as we have been out of town. Our prayers are with you.

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  15. David & MaryLou Bayne :

    To Mike and the rest of the Maughan family, we are very sad to learn of the passing of your father. I have many great memories of watching Sooner games with John and generally joking around. We hope you are okay and find some comfort in knowing there are so many people thinking about you at this time. Take care, Love, Bayne Family

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  16. Ray and Gloria Wilkinson :

    Our deepest sympathy to Alice-Marie and family. Jack was a great cheerful guy.

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  17. Dan Campbell :

    I was sorry to hear the news of John’s passing. He was a friend of my Dad, Bob Campbell. I met John back in the mid 90’s, when he was gratious enough to share his Denver condo with me and my young children, while we were between permanent residences. The timing of his generousity couldn’t have been better. I’m sure he will be missed by many.

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  18. Marsha Reynolds :

    Brett, John and family, I saw you had lost your Dad and I feel so sad for you. The couple of times I met him back in the day he was very kind and such a gentleman. Brett catch me on Facebook under Marsha Austin so we can catch up. Take Care.

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  19. Fr. William Hayes, S.J. :

    I will offer Mass for John. We served on the Gozaga Board together and I admired him greatly. I also visited at the summer/winter home one summer for a few days. I pray for peace for all his family and loved ones, especially his dear wife. Fr. Hayes, S.J.

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  20. Terri & Chas Filipski :

    Alice-Marie & family: We were so sad to hear of Mr. Maughn’s passing. I know he always told us to call him Jack, but Chas, having grown up knowing him as Mr. Maughn just couldn’t seem to do that! It doesn’t change the fact that he will be very missed and that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

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