John A. Yorke, beloved husband of Roberta (Bobbie) of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2006 at the age of 58 years.
John was born in Glace Bay, NS, on September 23, 1947. Upon completion of his High School diploma, John entered postsecondary education, where he received his Masters of Education. With this he began his teaching career where he made an impact on many young minds in both Nova Scotia and Calgary. John spent thirty years as a teacher working in Nova Scotia as well as in Calgary for the Calgary Catholic Separate Board of Education. As an active member of A.A. for the past fifteen years, John has also impacted the lives of the individuals he has come across here. He was also an active member throughout the community in Nova Scotia. In particular, he was involved in the Nova Scotia Hockey Association, North Sydney Kinsmen Club and he also earned his Golden Gloves in boxing. John had a passion for traveling and camping and any opportunity he could spend with his family he considered a privilege.
Besides his loving wife, Bobbie, who John loved with all his heart, he is survived by his children, Charles (currently teaching in Hong Kong), Jamie (also currently teaching in Hong Kong), Corey, Caitlyn, Carrie, Maureen and Gerald. He will also be remembered by his grandchildren, Laurie, Jocelyn and baby Sara, all of which he loved to watch grow. John will be sadly missed by Doris, Mary and their families, all of Calgary; Joyce, Robert, Lloyd, Shawn and their families, all of Ontario; as well as Brenda and Rita and their families, all of Nova Scotia. John was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Laura Yorke; and by his brother Francis (Buddy).
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to say a special thank you to Bobbie and John’s best friend Helen, as well as Bobbie’s brother Mike. An additional thanks to the Doctors and staff at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, A.A. Arcarno group in New Waterford, NS and our extended family and friends who gave us quiet strength and loving support. A special thanks to Dr. Stassen. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966.
In living memory of John Yorke, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences