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ROTHWELL, John Edward

June 21, 1934 – May 7, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John Edward Rothwell on Monday, May 7, 2012 at the age of 77. John was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan but made his home in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and children.

John had a variety of successful careers encompassing insurance, real estate and retail sales, but his passion was the past. Ultimately he opened an antique shop, where he and his wife spent many happy hours puttering amongst their inventory, admiring the quality and craftsmanship of a bygone era, and listening to the story each piece had to tell. His hobbies were equally eclectic; volunteering as an officer in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Core at HMCS Tecumseh; publishing a voluminous work on the genealogy of the family; movies and travel.

Above all, he was a husband and a father. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, John (Desiree), David (Susan), Douglas (Debbie), Elaine (Rob) Szabo, and Barry, as well as John’s seven grandchildren, David, Jennifer, Jonathan, Callista, Stephanie, Catherine and Jeffrey.

John was predeceased by his wife Mary, his father John and his mother Mary.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church (4903 – 45th Street S.W.) on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church (4903 – 45th Street S.W.) on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. TELEPHONE: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Darrell and Sherry Noyes :

    So sorry to hear about your dad passing away. We were at your Mom and Dad’s Antique Store many years ago, and they had a fantastic collection! We’ve moved to Stoughton, Sk. since then, but never forgot that day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Darrell and Sherry (nee Gabruch (Alex)…nee Indzeoski (Mary)

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  2. Linda and Jim Chisholm :

    Dear Rothwell Family,

    I will really miss your Dad/Grandfather. I had alot of laughs with him while we were smoking buddies. I will miss him calling me Sweetie but feel blessed that I had him in my life.

    With Deepest Sympany and Love
    Linda and Jim

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  3. Marsha Kerby :

    Thinking of you and your family Elaine. The past nine months have been heartbreaking for all of you but you have certainly been strong throughout this time.

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  4. Chuck and Doris Lailey :

    John and Desire, our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your father.

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  5. Josephine, Janice & Michael :

    John and Desire, our deepest condolences to you and your family. May it help to know that friends care and are willing to listen. Our thoughts are with you.

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  6. John,
    I am so sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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