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RUDDOCK, John Dickson

September 11, 1927 – February 26, 2013

John Dickson Ruddock passed away at Rockyview General Hospital on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the age of 85 years.

A farm boy from Quebec’s Chateauguay Valley who came West on a harvest train, John became a proud Calgarian who will be fondly remembered for his appreciation of life’s simple pleasures: tending his prized backyard garden, country drives in search of ice cream, history books borrowed from the library, leisurely walks at Glenmore Reservoir, coffee with friends, and chuckwagon races.

John was a loving husband to Velma (nee McCallum) originally of Rosetown, SK; father to sons Malcolm “Mac” (Dee) of London, ON, and Ken (Kristin) of Calgary; Grandpa/Papa to Callum, Emma, Brooklyn and Ella; and brother to Royce (Marian) of Dewittville, PQ. He was predeceased by his parents Malcolm “Mac” and Lillian, and brother Frank.

A Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, where he volunteered for many years, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059, www.calgaryfoodbank.com.
On John’s behalf, his family expresses sincerest gratitude to emergency staff at Rockyview Hospital and staff at The Beverly Centre (Lake Midnapore) who cared for John in recent years.

In living memory of John Ruddock, 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.

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  1. An amazing man with amazing history and an amazing family. He will be missed by many.
    All our love, The Tysons

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  2. Velma, Ken, and Mac,
    I spent a lot of time talking and visiting with “big” John over the last 25 years and words can’t express how much he meant to me or how much I will miss him. His legacy lives on in his 2 sons and grandchildren.
    With all our love, Kirt, Sheryl, Evan, Cameron, and Bradley

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  3. Ken and family,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

    – Your friends at KidSport Calgary

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  4. Sorry to hear about your loss and accept my heartful sympathies.
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but
    Love leaves memories no one can steal.
    Grieve your loss and remember all those happy memories.
    Love, Angela Hebner

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  5. Kenny, Mac and Velma,
    I have some of my best memories growing up in Haysboro and at your place. John was the best sport on sooo many levels (including the Toilet paper/lawnmower fiasco of the mid 80’s)He was truly one of the best and we will miss him so much!
    All our love,
    Tony, Sheryl and Jade

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  6. Bill and Muriel Christopher :

    Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. We hold wonderful memories of John over the years. Our deepest sympathy.
    Bill & Muriel

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  7. Chad Rusnak and Family :

    Ken and Family:

    Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to Ken and all the family. John will be missed dearly; we truly are sorry to hear of your loss.

    Love and Prayers from Dave, Marge, Chad, Ashley, Cale and Bria

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  8. Marge Rusnak :

    Velma,Ken and MAC,
    My thoughts and prayer’s are with you at this time of your loss. John will always be remembered and truly missed.
    Thinking about you, take care.
    Marge and Family

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  9. Alice Helinsky :

    I was so deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was a wonderful man. You have my deepest sympathy.

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  10. Darren Morrison :

    Ken,
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family.
    Darren

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  11. Donald and family :

    I am the son of Roberta Brocklehurst, nee Dunn. Her father Robert and Lilian, John’s mother, were brother and sister.

    I live about four miles east of Royce in Ormstown. On behalf of my family and myself, we extend our sympathy to your family.

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