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SCHOFIELD, John (Jack)

February 3, 1929 – August 25, 2012

On August 25, 2012, Jack passed peacefully in his sleep, leaving Jean, his “favorite wife” of almost sixty years. His legacy lives on in his four children, of whom he was so proud. He loved his ten grandchildren and five great-grandsons. Remembering Jack are Jean, his much loved wife, son Richard (Susan) and their children Jennifer (Mark), Katherine (Kyle), Andrew (Jenna) and Christopher; daughter Anne Duffield (David), their daughters Karen Rocque (Sean) and Jo-anne Sieppert (Scott) and great-grandsons Michael and Tyler Sieppert and Carter, Liam and Riley Rocque; daughter Jane Chambers (Rod) and their sons Robert (Diana), John (Jaclyn) and Richard; son Paul (Rena) and his son James (Andrew). He will also be missed by his sister Norah and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Wales, England and Canada.

Jack was born in the Fire Station Flat, Stalybridge, Cheshire, England. He immigrated to Calgary in 1987. In his retirement he became an avid carpet bowler at the Good Companions Seniors Club leading a team to win the Seniors Provincial Championship in 2003. Since the diagnosis of A.L.S. in June 2009, Jack’s life journey became increasingly difficult. He will be remembered as an honourable man who always had a kind word for everyone and although he was unable to put his arms around you, his touch meant the same as a hug. In memory of Jack, please hug the ones you love.

The support of the A.L.S. Society, particularly Jane Rivest, the numerous caregivers from “We Care” and the A.L.S Clinic has been greatly appreciated.

At Jack’s request there will be no service. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to A.L.S. Society of Alberta, 250, 4723 – 1st Street S.W. Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8
Telephone: 1 (888) 309-1111. www.alsab.ca.

In living memory of Jack Schofield 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. Rob and Janice Wood :

    We were so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

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  2. Joyce and Ron Wong :

    Sorry to hear of the loss of a husband, father, grandfather and more. Our condolences to the entire Schofield family.

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  3. Margaret Jackson :

    Memories of a very dear man, a man worthy of remembering. A friend for many years, I shall always have happy thoughts of him .R I P Jack :

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  4. Richard. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Take care. Jan Bradley

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  5. Keith Hacking :

    Richard, Susan and family. I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. While I never had the privlidge of meeting him in person, the many touching stories shared by Richard here at work have left me with a warm and kind image of your father / grandfather. May he rest in peace.

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  6. May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.

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  7. Barbara Lovell :

    RIP Uncle Jack, a loving and kind man, a gentleman in the true sense of the word. Thinking of you all.

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  8. Christine Grant :

    Richard. I am very sorry for your loss. I know you were close to your dad and hope that your memories of him will bring you some comfort

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  9. Alan, Sharon, Natalie, Alison and families :

    Auntie Jean, Richard, Anne, Jane, Paul and families.
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time even though we are many miles away. Fond memories flooding back, table tennis and bouncing on the bed. You will get strength from each other as you are a very close family.
    Rest in Peace Uncle Jack xxxxxx
    All our love goes out to you all

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  10. John & Christine Rider :

    Uncle Jack was quite simply a gentleman and a thoroughly decent human being. The whole family must be suffering real heartache, especially Auntie Jean. You are in our thoughts always. R.I.P. Jack

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  11. LILLIAN & DALE KENT :

    Heartfelt condolences to you, Jean and all
    the family. We so enjoyed our times at
    carpet bowling and WHAT A BOWLER HE WAS.
    Take comfort in the wonderful memories and
    knowledge that HE HAS FINALLY BEEN RELEASED FROM THE AGONY WHICH HE HAS SO
    ENDURED.

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  12. Devinder & Sukhjinder Gill :

    Very sorry to hear of your loss Richard. Although we never met Jack, reading about him here and from what we heard from you at work and others here, we have very kind thoughts of him. Our thoughts with you and your family.

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  13. Dad, you were the best Dad there ever was. You were loving, kind, thoughtful, giving, considerate and willing to help anyone who needed it. RIP Dad. Love you forever. Your loving daughter, Anne xxxx

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  14. Jackie & Howard Gay :

    Hi Jean,
    Our Deepest Sympathy to you Jean in the passing of Jack. We want you to know we are thinking of you at this time.
    Take Care,
    Jackie & Howard

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