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THACKER – John Lawrence

September 8, 1913 – December 13, 2009

John Thacker, of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at the age of 96 years.

John was born in Nanaimo, BC and moved to Calgary in 1925. In 1939 John served overseas with the 1St Division Ammunition Corps., returning home in June of 1945.

John is survived by his son and daughter-in-law David and Sharon; grandchildren Emily and Allan and nephews Ern and Jean Pritchard and Roy and Irene Pritchard. John was predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years Elsie in 2004; his sisters Lillian Thacker in 1942 and Bertha Pritchard in 2002.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross Society, Southern Alberta Region, 2nd Floor, 1305 – 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3P6, Telephone: (403) 541-6100, .

In living memory of John Thacker, 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. Mr. John Thacker was an excellent man. I had the pleasure of meeting him three years ago. He was a true man. He survived the flu epedemic in the early part of the century. He survived World War II. He had a good attitude and was fun to talk to. I wish there were more people like him. Rest in Peace.

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