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PARDER, John Frederik

August 2, 1923 – February 6, 2012

John Parder born 1923 in Copenhagen, Denmark, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 6, 2012 at the age of 88 years.

As a Chemical Engineer, John was a pioneer in the Natural Gas industry working for Gulf Canada for 35 years where he designed allocation procedures for one of Alberta’s biggest Natural Gas Plant, Rimbey. He will be remembered for his contagious laugh, off the wall sense of humor, and his passion for music, drawing, painting, hiking, and for hand crafted projects (particularly known for his homemade camper completed in 1967 and his contribution to the construction of the Sopwith Triplane now housed at the Aerospace Museum in Calgary).
He is survived by his loving wife Gale, four children Carey, Craeg (Trish), Vance (Bonnie), and Carellyn (James); seven grandchildren Alison, Janine, Jordan, Nicole, Lauren, Arron and Josh, and one great-grandchild Georgette.

A Celebration of John’s life will take place at Woodcliff United Church (5010 Spruce Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of John Parder, 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. Dear Vance and Family – It was delightful to read in the obit about your father’s life – his career and interests. He sounds like he was a wonderful guy. I’m sorry for your loss Vance and hope you have lots of happy memories to get you through the hard time of losing someone you love. My thoughts are with you and Bonnie.

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  2. Vance (Vinnie) – so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Melissa Sawatzky :

    To Vance and the Parder family: thank you for sharing some insight into John’s life. Sounds like he led an exceptional life (and I know he passed on a lot of his wonderful traits through his family). Thinking of you lots during this difficult time.

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  4. The Rogalski P.A.C.K :

    Carellyn, James, Arron and Josh. Our thoughts are with you. John’s life, accomplishments and family are certainly very worthy of celebration. What a lovely tribute. Hugs to you all.

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  5. The King Family :

    We are sorry to hear about your dad. We’ve heard many stories about John over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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  6. Sharon Arnold ( nee Cowie) :

    Our deepest sympathy to you all. I was reading your Dads obit and had to laugh over his camper project as that was the year I think that you came up to Flin Flon and we had such a great time. My heart goes out to you all by mermories become so precious. On Friday it was 21 years since we lost our son so we do know the feeling. Love to you all.
    Sharon, Elmer and family

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  7. Dear Craeg & Trish,
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We’re thinking of you.
    Rich, Jan & Stephen

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  8. Jack & Jean Clipperton :

    To Gale & Family,

    We recall our pleasant associations at Woodcliff, and send out sincere condolences. John was great to be with in the choir and at social events. His great sense of humor was admirable. He kept us happy!

    Jack & Jean

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