John (Jack) William Robinson, beloved husband of Margaret Robinson of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at the age of 70 years.
Jack was born in Quinnville, QC in 1938. He married Margaret (nee Holmes) in 1960. They lived in Ottawa until transferring to Calgary in 1979. Jack worked for Turnbull/Dover Elevator before Elcor Elevator and then retired from Schindler Elevator as Supervisor in 2003. He was devoted to family, friends and his numerous racehorses. Jack made many friends in the Standardbred horse racing industry. He had great success with his many racehorses and enjoyed training each of them. Jack had fought a courageous battle with prostate cancer since 2003.
Jack is survived by his wife of forty-eight years Margaret; daughter Darlene Fraser (Colin); son Doug (Cindy); granddaughters, Natalie and Kathryn Fraser, Christie and Amanda Robinson. He is also survived by brothers, Maynard and Tom (Francine); sisters-in-law, Laurette (Jacques), Diane and Fern; in-laws, Alan and Theresa Kyle, Earl and Clare Elder, Dale and Nora Benson, and Basil Holmes; and niece Mary Ellen Woods (Mel) and family; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his son Donald; grandson Matthew; parents William and Catherine (Maheral); and brothers, George and Victor.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, 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. A special thank you to Yvonne Donahue, Dr. A. Leggett, and the staff on Unit 47 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their compassionate care.
In living memory of Jack Robinson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences