Johannes (John) C. Van de Pol, beloved husband of Augusta, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2008 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 81 years.
John was born on February 16, 1926 in Tilburg, Holland. John and Augusta immigrated to Winnipeg in 1954 and then moved to Calgary with their young family in 1961. John enjoyed a long career with Canadian Pacific Railways until his retirement in 1984. A rewarding retirement included travel and socializing with friends.
John is survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Augusta; his daughter Fran (Ralph) Karch and their children, Patti and Bob; his sons, John (Peggy) and Robert (Linda); and his grandchildren, Kayley, Sean and Corissa. John is also survived by numerous relatives in Holland, including his sister Anne Blaawgeers. John was predeceased by his son Vincent in 1993.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue S.E.) on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Chinook Hospice, A Gift in Kind, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary AB T2V 4Y8, Telephone: (403 258-0040. The family would like to thank the staff at the Chinook Hospice for their excellent care.
In living memory of Johannes Van de Pol, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences