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SHORTREED – John “Jack” Leo

November 15, 1930 – September 28, 2010

John “Jack” Leo Shortreed of Calgary passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the age of 79 years.

Born in Fergus, ON, Calgary has been Jack’s home for forty years.

Jack was predeceased by his wife Barb Fleming. He is survived by three brothers and two sisters. Jack will be lovingly remembered by his children, Steve (Barb) Shortreed of Fergus, ON, Dee (Dave) Brown of Kitchener, ON, and Sandy (Glenn) Caughey of Cambridge, ON; nine grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.

Jack will be remembered for his colourful personality and generosity towards all.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Jack’s honour may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Jack Shortreed, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Diane, Steve & Sandi,

    Just a short note to say, that you are in our prayers and thoughts. It’s hard to say good bye to those we love.

    Rob & Jane

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  2. Jason, Roberta and Sydney Shortreed :

    Thinking of all of you at this time. Sorry we couldn’t be out there for you.
    We will always have fond memories of Jack.
    Lots of Love Jay, Roberta and Sydney

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  3. Pat Shortreed :

    Sorry to hear of Uncle Jack’s passing. Jo and I are sorry that we will not be able to attend the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Steve, Dianne and Sandy, and all of your families. We will now have our Uncle Jack stories to add to those of Grandma and Grandpa Shortreed. Uncle Jack will definitely not be forgotten for he was unique in his own way. Will try to visit you all when we are back in Ontario. Pat and Johanna.

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  4. Gerry Shortreed & Lynda Philipps :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We feel so lucky to have spent some time with Jack earlier this year during our vist to Calgary, his spirits were high, and he was happy to be home again after his treatment.

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  5. Bonnie, Jerry, Andrew Callen :

    Dear Steve, Barb and family
    Sharon called last night to tell me that Jack passed away. We are sorry to hear of your loss, and sorry that we cannot be with you on Sunday afternoon when you celebrate his life.
    Love, Bonnie, Jerry, and Andrew

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  6. Jeff, Kathy & William Hardman-Hingston :

    Know our hearts are with you at this time, even though we cannot be.
    Our deepest condolences.

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  7. Sharon Clark and family :

    Dear Barb, Steve and family
    We are sorry to hear that Jack has passed away. We are thinking about you.
    Love, Sharon, Jimi and boys

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  8. I am so very sorry to learn of Jack’s death. He was a friend of my late husband, and of mine for over 40 years. We were separated by great distance during most of those years, but contact was always maintained. It was such a pleasure to have Jack and Barb visit PEI, and I regret so much that I was never able to make it to Calgary. We talked on the phone often, and I will miss those calls. My deepest sympathy to all the family.

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  9. John and Lola Mondin :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We have great memories of Jack, he indeed was quite the person. He will be missed.

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  10. Karen Langver :

    Dear Steven, Dianne, Sandy and Family,

    We were deeply saddened to read in the paper, the passing of your Dad, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. It is very true, that “Uncle Jack” will be remembered for his colourful personality. He enjoyed life and although he travelled a hard road at times, he was a very blessed man, being loved and supported by you, Steven, Dianne, Sandy and Family.

    Today, I remember the good old times we enjoyed together at our home on William St., (even picking the raspberries), and the fun times at the cottage on Conestogo Lake. Dad and Jack were not only brothers, they were friends. We hope that your memories of happy times together will help you through today and the days to come.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Karen, Rob and Family

    Bonnie, Alan and Family

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  11. Jan and Rich Montgomery :

    So very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing.
    We will miss him.

    Our love and prayers and condolences to the family.

    Jan and Rich Montgomery

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  12. Barbara Shortreed :

    Dear Steve, Dee, Sandy and Family –
    Condolences on the loss of your beloved father. One of my fondest memories of your dad as a child involves a pony and buggy – and a wild ride! Your dad was funny, kind hearted and generous.

    Gather strength from memories of good times you shared over the years with your dad and family.

    In our thoughts.

    Barb Shortreed & Art Beauchamp

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  13. Anne Sisk (van Putten) :

    To everyone in Jack’s family our condolences and our prayers are with you.
    Anne Sisk (van Putten) Roscommon, Michigan

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  14. My dad was a good friend of Jack’s. Jack would often phone our home late at night (Calgary time) to talk to my dad (Don Cushing).
    We remember Jack

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  15. Hi Bonnie I’m very sorry to here about your dad . I was happen to be in Fergis last weekend the Highland games I was thinking about you I wanted to call you to see how are you doing. The last time I talk to you when you called me in Harrow few years back.

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