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Wallace, John Donald A.L.S. C.E.O. Can-Am Geomatics

September 15, 1954 – August 23, 2012

John Wallace passed away peacefully at home on Thursday August 23, 2012, in his 58th year.

Cherished husband of Glenda Rivington and loving father of Jason and Nichola. John is also survived by his dear brothers Bruce (Diane), David (Brenda) and sister Donna Doyle (Scott). Uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. John will be missed by all his friends and associates within the geomatic community.

He was predeceased by his parents the late Donald and Verna Taylor and stepmother Dora.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at The Glencoe Club (636- 29 Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Carp, Ontario. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial donations in John’s memory may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Tom Baker Centre, 1331- 29th St. NW, Calgary Alberta, T2N 4N2. Special thanks to all the staff at Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their compassionate care.

In living memory of John Wallace, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. To the Wallace family, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your husband and dad! John was always warm, generous and kind!

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  2. Christine Leslie :

    I am so sadden to hear of Johns passing. He was a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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  3. John was a good man and I consider myself fortunate for having known him. He will sorely be missed, but fondly remembered.

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  4. Glenda and family – my deepest sympathies to you and your family on John’s passing. Unfortunately I hadn’t seen much of John since you moved to Calgary but I always had a lot of respect for him and his involvement in the survey profession.

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  5. Jim and Terry MacLeod :

    Glenda and Family,

    John meant so much myself for his unbelievable passion of his work and how he treated people in general. He will be missed.

    Terry and I just want you to know if there is anything that we can do to help you and the family get through your time of grief, and beyond, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Sincerely, Jim and Terry MacLeod

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  6. Glenda, Jason and Nichola;
    Please accept sincerest condolences from Joanne and me on the passing of John.
    He got to go out pretty much with his boots on. I think he would have liked that.
    All the best always.
    Mike and Joanne

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  7. Pam & Joe Weiher :

    Glenda, Jay and Nichola; our deepest condolences from Joe and I. Our thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely,
    Pam & Joe Weiher

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  8. Glenda
    You and John made me feel like part of your family while working in Medicine Hat all those years ago. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We miss him already.

    Rod and Dorothy

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  9. Dave and Laura Tupper :

    Dear Glenda, Nichola and Jason;

    You can only imagine how grateful we are that you came to visit us in Kars a few short weeks ago. It was a lesson for us to see how as a family you were getting on with your lives, in spite of John’s illness. No doubt, John was the biggest champion of this and he helped each of you find the courage to do so. The love and caring that you share as a family was reflected in your words, smiles and of course, your plans for the future.

    The fact that John’s death seemed so sudden speaks to the fact that John was living life to the fullest … I am sure that makes his loss even harder for you.

    John had learned early that life is what you make of it. He pushed himself to do the best he could do no matter what the challenge, he could see the humourous side of almost any situation and he was always there for his friends and family.

    When John mentioned it had been 50 years since his mother had been killed in an accident, it brought to mind three things – how proud his mother would be of John and his family, Glenda, Jason and Nichola; how there is no explanation for why and when we are chosen to leave those we love; and finally, how those we love are with us always in our hearts and minds.

    John said his goodbye to us in a way that only he could when he headed out our laneway, spinning the tires and beeping his horn (not the first time given the Tupper-Wallace escapades that are reported to have happened when they lived across the road from each other in high school).

    John had the last word …

    With you, we will begin the next chapter of your lives. May it be as full of love, caring and opportunity as the life of our dear friend, John.

    With our love,

    Dave and Laura Tupper

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  10. Louise Brownlee :

    Dear Glenda and Family,

    We send you our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved John. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Louise Rivington Brownlee

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  11. Vera McIntosh ( :

    So sorry to hear that John had passed away.
    I met him only once, and enjoyed a very pleasant chat with him.
    Vera (Avon Lady)

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  12. Loretta McKenna :

    Dear Glenda and family.

    I am very sorry for the loss of John.
    John had an amusing chuckle of glee around him– he enjoyed himself and made others laugh along.

    I can recall John coming around the farm and all the weddings… the McKenna family will miss him.

    Sincerely and all the memories of John that are held closely in your heart -Glenda and family -his spirit will always be close by.

    Loretta McKenna
    Calgary, Alberta

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  13. Dennis and Joanne Tomkinson :

    We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We have such fond memories of the years we all worked together. A special man with a great sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Dennis & Joanne

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