April 16, 1925 – March 2, 2011
John Harold “Jack” Willetts, beloved husband of Barbara of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the age of 85 years.
Jack was born April 16, 1925 in Hillcrest, AB to Norman and Elizabeth. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS Fergus and was an engineer for CP Rail, retiring in 1985 after forty-three years of service. Jack married Barbara, the love of his life, in 1949 and became the proud father of Jacqueline (Mark) Van Fossen and Deborah (Tom) Benedict. He will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Kelly (Jenna), Karen (Trent) and Josh; great grandson Britton; siblings, Norma and Walter (Norma); as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Jack was predeceased by his grandson Edward Van Fossen and brother Ken.
He enjoyed travel, golf, spending time with his family and a good practical joke.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences maybe forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family kindly requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of John Willetts, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences