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WAHLER, Simon “John”

January 27, 1931 – January 4, 2013

Simon “John” Wahler beloved husband of Christina of Calgary, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the age of 81 years.

John was born on January 27, 1931 in Walsh, Alberta. John lived a kind and gentle life. He cared deeply, shared abundantly, and loved with all his heart. When he gave you a hug it felt like he gave you a part of his soul.

Besides his loving wife Christina of twenty-six years, John is survived by his two children Laurel (Kevin) Franklin and Ken Wahler; two step-children Jack (June) Davidson and Christine (Scott) Nalder; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. John has six living siblings, Ray, Reuben (Linda), Helen Sauter, Lydia Cloudt, Phyllis Chichenko and Vi (Peter) Pratt. He was predeceased by his first wife Betty, and his sisters Freda McKenzie and Molly Maser.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints, Sundance Chapel (100 Sunpark Drive S.E.) on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through

In living memory of John Wahler, 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. Keith Armitage :

    Dear Laurel, Ken and families,
    Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a decent man and I think of him often. Usually at work, because he was such a conscientious teacher. Good enough wasn’t part of his vocabulary.
    Regards, Keith

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  2. Maureen Massaro and Don Onthank :

    We are sad to hear that John has left us. He was a gentleman above all others. A kind and gentle man. He never had a bad word to say of anyone and did all he could to please you. It is our pleasure to have known him. He will be missed.
    With love Maureen and Don

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  3. dorothy lavery and family xircle :

    John will be sadly missed by all the family in Northern Ireland.
    He was a true gentleman.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family in Calgary at this sad time

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  4. Billy and Jackie Hosick :

    We were deeply saddened to learn that John had passed away. As we live in Northern Ireland we had only had the pleasure of meeting John once. He was a kind, thoughtful and courageous man who will be badly missed by all the family and especially by my sister, Chris, to whom he was devoted. If everyone were like John, the world would be a better place.

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  5. Brian & Debbie Silbernagel & Family ( shane, Heather ,Michael, Michelle & Sierra :

    A limb has fallen from the family tree.

    I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
 The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.

    Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.

    Until the day comes we’re together again

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