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TAYLOR, John “Jack” Alexander Ingram

August 14, 1928 – April 10, 2013

John “Jack” Alexander Ingram Taylor, loving father and grandfather passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the age of 84 years.

Dad was born in Burnaby, BC. He was the first son born in Canada to John and Isabel following their immigration from Scotland. Dad moved to Calgary in 1950 where he met and married our Mom Jean on November 22, 1952.

One of Dad’s greatest passions was the game of soccer; as a player, coach and spectator! Among his life achievements he was President of the Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA), President of the Alberta Minor Soccer Association (AMSA) and Vice-President of the Alberta Soccer Association (ASA). As president of the AMSA, he was at the vanguard of what would eventually become a precedent in national soccer. Under his watch, junior and senior levels of soccer in Alberta were put under one umbrella, the ASA. Dad became one of a handful of honored recipients when he was awarded the Canadian Soccer Association Award of Merit. After a lifetime of participation, Dad was recognized nationally for his participation in what he calls “It’s more than a sport it’s a passion”.

Dad was a dedicated Landman with Union Oil for over thirty-five years. Following his retirement, he moved to Windermere Valley where he became involved in the community and served as President of the Royal Canadian Legion in Invermere. Dad was a quiet and sentimental man who led by example and gave generously to several charities. A recent highlight for Dad was the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua to finally meet his Compassion child – German.

Jack is survived by daughters, Arlene Smith (Tony), Karen Taylor and Jacquelyn Taylor; son Kevin Taylor (Bonnie); and granddaughters Carlye Smith (fiancé Mark Seamone) and Sara Smith.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in memory of his wife Jean, directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.

In living memory of Jack Taylor, 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. Kendra Sloan :

    For Karen,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May it comfort you to know that many people are keeping you and your family in prayer.
    Thinking about you during this sad time.

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  2. Don & Jackie Riley :

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. We have great memories from the days at the lake. There were many good times at the legion with many people Jack had come to know. He will be missed.

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  3. June Cummins :

    We are so sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing – and of your Mom’s. We were friends in Fairview – and through St. Mathews.
    Sincerely, June, Cathy, Cindy,Cary and Connie Cummins.

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  4. Manfred Prokop :

    I have known Jack only for a few years when I moved to Okotoks, and only saw him occasionally. But we often stopped and chatted when he got his mail or I went for a walk. Jack was a very gentle man with a terrific sense of fine humor; there always was a twinkle in his eye. His presence will be missed here.

    My deepest condolences to Jack’s family.

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  5. Richard Adams (Alberta Soccer Association) :

    Please accept the condolences of the Alberta Soccer Association and community. I am new to the ASA but the contributions of Jack to our organization are documented and remembered by our Life Members, specifically Peter McKenzie has explained to me the contributions made by your husband, father and grandfather. We are sorry for your loss.

    Sincerely,

    Richard Adams
    on behalf of the Alberta Soccer Association

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  6. Mike Erskine :

    Very sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. He was a great friend to many and a big help to Erin and I in Windermere. He will be sadly missed.
    Our condolences to your family at this difficult time. Sincerely the Erskine’s
    Redmond, Terry, Michael and Erin.

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  7. Jackie and Karen – I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. You have richly blessed my life and my heart aches for your loss. Dad is always Dad. May Jesus wrap his arms of love and compassion around you and sustain you.
    Love,
    Lynette

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  8. I knew & respected Jack through many years of association at Unocal.
    My wife Ollie & I both have many fond thoughts of Jack & of Jean.
    We wish to express our sympathy with the family

    Ed & Ollie Hughes

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  9. Don & Geri Young :

    Our condolences to your family at this difficult time. Don & I had many a good conversations with Jack on our front porch and we will miss his soft, kind and humorous mannerism. May God be with you and your family.

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