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PIRIE – John Gavin

November 6, 1926 – January 3, 2010

John went home to be with our Lord Jesus on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the age of 83 years.

John will now be reunited with his wife, our dear mother Jessie, who passed away in 1999.

John will be lovingly remembered by his two daughters and son-in-law Jane (Lawrence) Hughes and Joyce Pirie; a sister and extended family in Calgary and Scotland. Dad was a very kind and gentle man who was strong in his faith, loved his family, photography, long walks, music, nature, and not to forget the New York Yankees.

Funeral Services will be held at the Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 – 15 Avenue S.W.) on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of the donors choice.

In living memory of John Pirie, 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. Nora M. Arnold :

    Joyce and Jane: – I just wish to let you know I’m sorry to read that your dad has passed away. He was a very nice person and I know you will miss him.
    Nora Arnold, former neighbour.

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  2. Stephen Price :

    Hello, Jane.

    It is a credit to how memorable your father was that when I saw his picture in the newspaper I knew immediately who it was, even though it has been more than 30 years since I last saw him. I remember him as a gentle, happy man. I know he will be greatly missed.
    My deepest condolences go out to you and Joyce (who I also remember, but I’m sure she looks very different than she did 30 years ago.)
    It would be a pleasure to reconnect again, although I wish it were under happier circumstances.

    Stephen Price

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  3. jo-anne mackenzie :

    Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Ross says he seen you waiting for the bus around our area. I hope you are fine and happy. I know we have had our differences but I would be happy if we could talk or get together. Once again hope you are well. Jo-Anne and Ross Mackenzie

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