October 23, 1955 – October 16, 2009
John beloved husband of Jasna Bakic of Calgary, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Friday, October 16, 2009 at the age of 53.
Consistent with how John handled life, he battled cancer with dignity, humour, determination, strength and courage. He was born in New Westminster, B.C. and moved to Kamloops in 1961 at the age of six. John graduated from Kamloops Sr. Secondary School in 1973 and furthered his studies at the University of Alberta earning a B. Ed in Secondary Science Education in 1978. John taught for a number of years at Brocklehurst Jr. High School in Kamloops. He pursued a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Calgary and completed his MBA in 1987. John held various positions in Calgary; most recently as a co-founder of Novapure Systems, a company specializing in mold detection and remediation.
John was predeceased by his mother Queenie Pink earlier this year and his father Tory in 1965.
John has left to mourn his wife Jasna Bakic, daughter Tanja Bakic, sister Brenda Pink and step-father Tom Lawrie. John, fondly known as “Rooster” is one of those rare individuals that deeply touched so many lives. He will be dearly missed by his relatives and by the extraordinarily large circle of close friends he gathered along life’s road.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to The Calgary Prostate Cancer Foundation (Suite 100, 1011 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4R6).
Special Thanks to Unit 47 of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Unit 101 of the Foothills Medical Centre, for the compassionate care shown to John and our family.
In living memory of John Pink, 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