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BEDFORD, John Blair (Jack)

Posted By Obits On April 30, 2019 @ 10:26 AM In Chapel Of The Bells Obituaries,Obituary | 12 Comments

November 7, 1955 – Calgary, Alberta
April 26, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

John (Jack) Blair Bedford passed away in his home on Friday, April 26, 2019, after living a “SUPERNATURAL” life.

Jack was born in Calgary on November 7, 1955. He was a fearless adventurer that lived with fierce courage, positivity, strength, generosity, and grace like no other. He loved mountains, cool prairie air, hockey, music, his faith, and most of all, his family and friends.

He will be remembered and loved forever by his two adoring daughters, Lee and Julie (Dan); his grandson, Hayden; his seven brothers and sisters, Rita, Wendy (Kerry), Tom, Lynne, Dennis (Roxy), Duncan (Lee), and David (Remie); his many nieces and nephews; his former wife and dear friend, Carolyn; his devoted caregivers, Deomelisa and Vidalyn; and more friends and admirers than we can count.

He was a professional painter until his accident in 1992. After his accident, his presence continued to paint the world, making it brighter for every person he came across.

A Supernatural Celebration of Life will be held for Jack in Calgary this Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Community Association (602 22 Avenue NW [1] – main upstairs hall), with a show played by his SuperNatural Jam Band at 8:30 p.m. (doors at 7:00 p.m.) at the Thorncliff Greenview Community Association TG Lounge (5600 Centre Street N [2] – south entrance). Please feel free to wear colourful clothing to both or either if you wish, as Jack wanted this to be a joyous affair.

In lieu of flowers and in tribute to Jack’s love of playing hockey with his friends in the Calgary Power Hockey League, we are planning to make a donation to the League in his name. Donations will be collected by Julie and can be made in person or by email transfer to julieirenebedford@gmail.com [3] (no password required). “Thank you, very happy”.

“When I get to heaven, I’m gonna shake God’s hand
Thank him for more blessings than one man can stand
Then I’m gonna get a guitar and start a rock-n-roll band”
~ John Prine

Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Jack Bedford, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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Condolence from Joan deBruyn on April 30th, 2019 11:02 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jack’s family. I will always remember Jack’s zest for life and sense of humour.

Condolence from Margie Cassidy on May 1st, 2019 1:19 PM

Carolyn, Lee & Julie,
My heartfelt condolences with love and prayers.

Condolence from Jane Wilson on May 1st, 2019 5:19 PM


We are very sorry to learn of your brother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Ron and Jane Wilson

Condolence from Bryan Taylor on May 2nd, 2019 7:19 AM

My condolences to Jacks’ family and to all who loved Jack. It was always very special to cross paths with Jack…..

Bryan Taylor

Condolence from Sejal on May 2nd, 2019 11:00 AM

Julie, I’m saddened by this news and so very sorry for your family’s loss. Please accept my condolences.

Condolence from Dominika Komarnicki on May 2nd, 2019 11:29 AM

My deepest condolences to all of Jack’s family and friends. He was truly and incredible human being and will be dearly missed.
Until we meet again my friend, and in the meantime I will work hard at staying supernatural just as you always have.

Condolence from Kevin Lawson on May 2nd, 2019 4:32 PM

Deepest condolences to Jacks entire family & all his friends. He was a huge part of the hockey league and his presence will be missed beyond what words can describe. He was always positive, a great guy the first time I met him and the last time I saw him – he never changed. He was a unique and special character that made the league better and much more interesting. As a player on the court I was amazed at his skills. He was a strong competitor when that was needed and a lighthearted teammate when that’s what was required.

He will be greatly missed, but we were all so blessed to have him be a huge part of the league.

Sending positive vibes and love to all who knew him.

Condolence from Betty Lou Holt on May 3rd, 2019 12:46 PM

My heartfelt condolences with love and prayers.
Hugs to all!
Betty Lou and Darryle Holt

Condolence from Brendan Kane on May 3rd, 2019 4:08 PM

Dear Lee & Julie,

All my love & condolences to you and your family


Condolence from ci loria on May 4th, 2019 6:52 PM

forever in my heart, thank you kindly for your presence, peace

Condolence from Caran Magaw on May 5th, 2019 9:04 AM

Lovely memories of your dad in his obituary and in my heart.

Condolence from Brian Patrick on May 7th, 2019 8:05 PM

Sending good energy to all the family and hope for peace for Jacks spirit. Love and Light ! Brian Patrick ( from Manchester days )

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