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MWO. KLOKEID – Jack Frederick CD

September 16, 1923 – May 23, 2011
A TRUE PATRICIA NOW AT PEACE
1BN P.P.C.L.I.

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.

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  1. Grant Klokeid :

    My Dad has spoken to me about my Uncle Jack and only has fond memories. My condolences to the immediate family including Aunt Maxine.

    Grant Klokeid (Victorville, Calif)
    Son of Bill Klokeid.

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  2. Rod Parker ( Sgt ret) :

    Was on the Lady Patricia guard at Windsor with Jack and served 1PPCLI with him, one of the best of the best.
    My condolences go out to the family.

    A Fellow Patricia, now living in Yorkshire UK

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  3. Lynne Lawrence Crowder :

    Sincere sympathy to the Klokeid family.
    Our parents, Norman and Brenda Lawrence were friends of Jack and Maxine’s back in the 1940’s. Dad and Mom always spoke fondly of the Klokeid family. If my parents were alive today, I know they would want their message of sympathy sent to you all.
    Sincerely from the children of Norman and Brenda Lawrence,
    Carol, Gary, Lynne,
    Bob and Mark.

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  4. Gerry Hannigan (Calgary) 27 May 1900 hrs :

    Sincere sympathy to the KLOKEID family had the honor of working with Jack when he was the foreman at roads and grounds. CFB Calgary truly is one of the best.

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  5. Russell Klokeid :

    Many years ago now while visiting Calgary I had the pleasure of meeting Uncle Jack. Dad had often mentioned his name. He and Maxine made my stay welcome. My condolences, Aunt Maxine.

    Russell Klokeid (Perth, Australia)
    Son of Bill Klokeid

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  6. John Wilson :

    I never knew Jack when he was in the Military. I met Jack when he was range warden and again as foreman of roads & grounds. As a former soldier myself, I was part of the Red Barn crew and it was almost a daily routine for Jack or his crew to stop by there. It was not hard to tell that Jack was PPCLI all the way. He was also a gentleman, an excellent boss and of course a true soldier. Jack, your job here is done; rest in peace.

    John Wilson

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  7. Earl O. Basaraba, CWO [Retd] :

    MWO Jack Klokeid and I served in the same Regiment, same Battalion for years. As soldiers lives are, we were often separated by attending courses in various places, postings to various places, but always returning to a Patricia family assembly. He was a first class soldier, and will always be remembered. My wife Shirley and I wish to express our deepest sympathies for the family in this their time of sorrow. The Lord must have felt that Jack has done everything here that was asked of him, and needed his talents elsewhere.
    God Bless one and all

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  8. Jules Young (Belgium) :

    We lived across the hall from the Klokieds in Hemer Germany when we were all stationed there and Maxine was my Mother’s close friend. I was friends with Kerry and we all knew each other very well. I have not seen them since 1966 but the memories always live on. Was so sad to hear that Jack had passed away, my sincere sympathy to Maxine, Terry, Kerry and family and all who’s life he has touched.

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  9. Marlene Fraser :

    My deepest sympathy to the Klokeid family. My Dad has always spoken highly of his older brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.

    Marlene Fraser (Klokeid) (Ottawa)
    Daughter of Bill Klokeid

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  10. Loretta (Lorie) Klokeid McMillan :

    I send my condolences to all the family & recall many many wonderful memories with Uncle Jack & family growing up in Calgary as a child. May you rest in peace Uncle. Henning’s (Hank) daughter.

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