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WRIGHT, Ronald John

June 1, 1931 – March 5, 2012

John Wright, beloved husband of the late Shirley Jean Wright of Calgary, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the age of 80 years.

John was born in Wingham, ON. He served in the Essex Scottish Reg from 1950 until 1953 out of London, ON. John was also a gunsmith in Oshawa, ON in the 60s. He served with the Corps of Commissionaires in Calgary for thirteen years.

John is survived by his sons, Allen (Dorthy), Ronald (Waldi) and Timothy; seven grandchildren, Gerald, James, Christopher, Jessica (Collin), Ron Jr, Tristin, and Angelica; great-grandchild Ethan; his sister Joan (Frank) Cassidy; and nieces, Kelly (John) Scondrianis and Pat Cassidy. John was predeceased by his wife Shirley and his parents Herbert G. and Elfie Wright.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. A Private Family Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111,

In living memory of John Wright, 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. Pat Cassidy :

    Thinking of you Uncle John with so many fond memories. The cars with the crazy horns and loud public speaker systems I would hear you coming down the cottage road calling my name for all to hear. My thoughts are with my cousins, Al, Ron, Tim and their families.

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  2. Patrick and Sandra Brown :

    Thinking of so many fond memories of our families together long ago. Although miles and time have taken its toll, the fond memories will never die. To my cousins Al, Ron and Tim, we are praying for God’s comforting hand to be on you and your families at this time of loss.
    Love and Prayers, Pat and Sandy Brown
    Flint, Michigan

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  3. June Dermann and Travis Moore :

    Our thoughts and wishes are with the Wright family.We will always remember all our beautiful memories and bonds we shared.I still have grampa Wrights, wooden box he made me(Travis) for Christmas.The box is full of family History and memories.
    All the best,our hearts are with you at this time of loss.
    June Dermann, Travis Moore, Kyle Dermann, and Dream Dermann.

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