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NELSON, John (Jock)

May 15, 1927 – November 29, 2012

Jock Nelson of Calgary passed away on November 29, 2012 at the age of 85 years.

His life journey took him from Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland, to serving with the RAF in India from 1945-47, to the eastern shores of Canada in the early 50’s,where he met his wife Eileen Wilma Rutberg in PEI, subsequently making their life together out west. A self-taught artist, passionate gardener, eternal jokester and handyman, Jock’s whistle could be heard long before you saw him coming. Above all, he was known for his devotion to his wife and family along with his strength of character and compassion to new and old friends.

Father to Brent (Maxine), Belinda (Brian), Brad (Roma), and Barry (Kathryn) – Grandfather to Jeremy, Jonathan, Chloe, Olivia, and Ruby.

Married 38 years, Jock was predeceased by Eileen in 2011.

Funeral Services will be held at Bow Valley Christian Church (5300 – 53rd Avenue N.W.) on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Jock Nelson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Cathy& Rom Kieffer :

    Jock was a jokster from the time we first met him in the disabled ski program. Our friendship goes back over 20 years to the time Eileen became involved in the ski program. We loved the time we spent with them and admired the beautiful artistic drawings that Jock did. We felt honoured when he gave us a drawing. Over the years we have tried to stay in touch and this was difficult after the passing of Eileen. We know that Jock and Eileen are together again and that he is at peace. Jock was an honorable man and will be missed by those of us who knew him. His spirit like Eileens will live on in our memories. We wish we could be there to celebrate his life but it is not to be, we send condolence to the family and want them to know that we will be thinking of them and will say a prayer for Jock.
    Cathy & Rom Kieffer

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  2. Deepest sympathy from his family in the South Okanagan B.C. Unfortunately we are unable to attend his service. Our hearts will be with the family as they pay tribute to a great family man. He truly cared for each one of us. R.I.P. until we meet again someday Jock. With love from his son Brent, his grandsons Jeremy { Tanya } John , his greatgrandaughter Meera and daughter in law Maxine.

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