John Robert Pottie passed away peacefully at Agape Hospice on Friday, March 24, 2006 at the age of 86 years.
John Robert was born December 18, 1919 in Halifax, NS. He married Cora Dwyer in February 1946 and they lived most of their life in Halifax until relocating to Calgary in 1987. He was passionate about his family, enjoyed fishing, dancing, billiards and painting and will be remembered for his kind, gentle, and quiet nature.
John Robert will be lovingly remembered by his only daughter and son-in-law Wendy and Frank Vorstermans both of Calgary; granddaughters Andrea Vorstermans of Calgary and Pamela (Darby) Agar of Saskatoon, SK; brothers Vince of Dartmouth, NS and Gordon (Odette), of Chateauguay, QC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews across Canada. He was predeceased by his best friend and beloved wife of fifty-seven years, Cora Pottie in May of 2003, as well as five of his brothers.
A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433., or the AgapÚ Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the nurses and staff of Calgary Palliative Care and the Agape Hospice for their compassionate care. Thank you also to his dear friends who were supportive and helpful during this very difficult time.
In living memory of John Pottie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences