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STACK, John Albert

August 18, 1933 – East Greenfield, QC
December 30, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

With great sadness but countless wonderful memories, we say goodbye to our loving husband, father, brother, uncle and Poppy. John Stack died quietly with his wife and two sons by his side following a brief illness.

Besides Pat, his wife of fifty-three years, John is survived by his sons, Dave and his wife Jen, and Todd and his wife Sandra; his grandchildren, Megan, Tyler, Samantha and Andrew; his brother Charlie; and his sisters, Sheila and Barbara and numerous extended family and friends.

John was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Phyllis; and by his brothers, Cliff and Doug.

Family was incredibly important to John and he loved times spent with his siblings and their families, his cousins, and extended family members whom he dearly loved and made so many great memories with. His greatest source of joy and pride was sharing in the adventures and accomplishments of his boys and his grandchildren – he was a special father and grandfather with a perpetual twinkle in his eye and endless energy, enthusiasm and patience. John and Pat’s passion for travel, nature, and all outdoor pursuits carried them on countless tours and camping trips around North America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Words he lived by: “Don’t count the days; make the days count” – and he sure did!

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends or family so desire donations may be made to a charity of your choice in John’s name. We thank the incredible doctors and nursing staff of Units 44 and 39 at the Peter Lougheed Centre for all their compassion and help over the last few weeks.

In living memory of John Stack, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. My sincere condolence.

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  2. Jack & Nancy Fowler :

    John mastered the secret of ‘living life’ well.
    He enriched us all and will long be remembered by everyone who had the good fortune to have known him.

    Nancy & Jack – Kingston NS

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  3. Bud & Carol Sage :

    We are filled with shock and sadness to learn of John’s passing. There are no words that can express our deep sorrow. John was such a special man, who loved his family more than anything in this world. Please know that you are all in our hearts and our prayers. If there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to call.

    Sending you our love,

    Bud and Carol

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  4. Larry Agpuldo :

    I am sorry for the loss of your husband, though I didn’t know your husband that long, he was always so helpful and kind to me and my wife. I will miss talking to him, he is such a happy guy. He is also so nice with my son also named John.

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. If you need our help, we’re only just next door from your house.

    Take Care,

    Larry & Maria (Agpuldo)

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  5. Todd, our thoughts are with you, Sandra, Samantha and Andrew. Take care, and let us know if you need anything.

    Max, Lukas, Kathy and Rob

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  6. Marilyn Bushell :

    Lots of years have passed since we worked together but I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing….
    Think of all your happy memories and lean on your boys to support you……
    Be strong,
    with kindest regards,
    Marilyn Bushell

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  7. Dave and Jackie Trevis :

    I have many past memories of my cousin John, his wife Pat and his son’s Todd and David. Very saddened by the news.

    Dave and Jackie Trevis

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