September 16, 1923 – May 23, 2011
A TRUE PATRICIA NOW AT PEACE
Jack Frederick Klokeid beloved husband of Maxine Klokeid of Calgary, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the age of 87 years.
Born on September 16, 1923 in The Holy Cross hospital in Calgary, AB. He met his wife Maxine in 1939 while he was employed by Cozarts International Calgary. In 1943 he joined Canadian Armed forces. He was trained in Camrose, AB and stationed in Debert, NS. He later transferred to 1BN P.P.C.L.I and was stationed back in Alberta where he married his wife in 1946.
During his career in the military he had the opportunity to be posted in Alaska, Korea, Germany, Cyprus, Victoria, Vancouver. He aided during the BC floods and was given the opportunity to earn his paratrooper wings. In 1974 he was asked to lead the funeral procession for Lady Patricia in London, England. Upon retirement from the military in 1976 he received the position of Range Warden at Camp Sarcee. Upon closure of the range he applied to Currie Barracks and was given the position of foreman of roads and grounds.
He later retired to their log cabin in Bragg Creek, AB and eventually moved back to Calgary and passed away at the Colonel Belcher Veterans Care Centre. While in Calgary enjoying retirement he was a member of the 264 Legion and the Masonic Lodge.
Besides his loving wife Maxine he is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Kerry and Susan of Victoria, BC, Terry and Elizabeth of Salts Spring, BC and four grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Jean (Ralph) Garner; brothers Grant (Nettie) and Bill also many nieces and nephews.
There will be a private family service held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.
A special thanks goes out to the staff at the Colonel Belcher Veterans Care Centre.
In living memory of Jack Klokeid, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences