McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599


July 12, 1917 – December 18, 2009

John beloved husband of Catherine McNaughtan of Calgary, formerly of Didsbury, AB, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2009 at the age of 92 years.

John was born in Braco Perthshire, Scotland where he farmed with his father. In 1948 he married Catherine Yellowlees of Acme, AB and they recently celebrated their 61st anniversary. They lived in Scotland until 1951 when they moved to the Didsbury area. John and Catherine farmed in the Neapolis area and later in the Midway community until they retired to Didsbury in 1983. In 2004 they moved to Calgary where he has since resided. In his retirement he enjoyed golfing, painting and bowling.

Besides his loving wife Catherine, John is survived by his son Ian of Sydney, Australia, and his three daughters and two sons in law; Margaret McNaughtan of New Westminster, BC, Sheila McNaughtan and Russ Heppell of Edmonton and Elizabeth (Bea) McNaughtan and Joel Mayer of Calgary. He is also survived by his sister in law Edna Yellowlees and her family.

Funeral Services will be held at Knox United Church 1406 – 19th Ave. Didsbury, AB on Wednesday December 23, 2009 at 11:30 a.m Forward condolences through If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund.

In living memory of John McNaughtan, 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.

Offer Condolence for the family of McNAUGHTAN – John

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Rebecca Fluet Carr & Family :

    Auntie Catherine, Margaret, Sheila, Russ, Bea, Joel & Ian,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, with the loss of Uncle John. We will be thinking of you, especially over the holidays.
    Rebecca, Bradley, Alyssandra & Jayden

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. Brenda Naylor & Bob Blaxley :

    Dearest Bea and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and send our prayers.

    Much love,
    Brenda & Bob

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  3. Our sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of your husband and father. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    Donna, Angus and Meghan McCallum

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  4. Michael Gushnowski :

    Firstly, I need to clarify if I am addressing the right family. This is for Ian, if it is the same Ian I worked with in the Toronto Dominion Bank in Vegreville way back 1969/70. If it is the same Ian, please either email me or phone me if in Edmonton at 780 462-0843. If I have the wrong Ian, sorry and offer my condolences to your loss. May you find the strength and comfort in the Lord in that you are not walking through your loss alone. Our prayers are with you.
    Michael Gushnowski

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence


In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *