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McLEOD, John William

November 7, 1926 – Calgary, Alberta
November 6, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

John passed away peacefully at Agape Hospice with his family by his side.

John was born in Calgary to Bill and Margaret McLeod and proudly lived in Calgary his entire life. He was a Veteran of World War II with overseas duty as an air gunner in the RCAF. John was a member of the Calgary Fire Department for over thirty-four years, retiring in 1984 as a District Chief.

John leaves to mourn, his lovely wife, Evelyn (nee Dunsmore). They were married for almost sixty-five years. John’s commitment to caring for Evelyn allowed them to remain together at home until his recent illness. John is also survived by his four children, Colin (Corrine), Marsha (Jack), Cameron, and Alison (Andy); and seven grandchildren, Melanie, Jennifer (Eric), Krista (James), Adam, Tyler, Michael and Darren. John was happy to also have two great-grandchildren, Evan and Kate and was pleased to know another one would be arriving in the New Year. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Roy.

As per John’s wishes, there will be no funeral. A private celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date. John’s ashes will rest in the Field of Honour, Queens Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588 or to the Poppy Fund, #1, 4539 – 6th Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6, Telephone: (403) 265-6304. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the staff and volunteers at the Agape Hospice for providing such comfort and care. Dr. Jeremy DeBruyn’s visits were a special part of John’s day.

In living memory of John McLeod, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Wayne Donaldson :

    We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Jack’s passing. 48 Hendon Drive was always one of my favorite places to visit. Fortunately, Mary and I were able to spend a couple of hours visiting with Evie and Jack at their home this past summer and the photos and memories are precious. My sympathies to all my first cousins. Wayne.

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  2. From our family to yours, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Our Love
    Ian, Janice, Jennifer and David Brown

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  3. Dan and Vaneeta Hergert :

    From Dan Hergert – (retired firefighter) and Vaneeta , our deepest sympathy to the family. We are very sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed John and Evelyn at the different functions that we attended.

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