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BOURQUE, John Edmund

November 29, 1937 – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
December 18, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

With profound sadness the family of John Bourque announce his passing on Tuesday December 18, 2018.

John was proud to part of the construction crew that built the Calgary Tower, as well as many other structures in Calgary in the 70’s and 80’s. He had a long career as a commissionaire within the City of Calgary. He worked for IATSE as a security guard on movie sets filmed in Alberta. John’s love of woodworking led him to establish his own furniture building company.

Johns Love of his family was his first priority. He was a gentleman, a man of few words, a great cook, the best Husband, Father, Poppa and Grampy and was loved by all who knew him.

John is survived by Inga, his loving wife of 51 years; four daughters, Shauna (Guy), Nicole (Kevin), Sherry (Eric) and Joanne (Nick); eight grandchildren, Karley, Colton, Nikki, Danielle (Tanner), Justine, Cassie (Vince), Aaron (Kayla), and Corey (Eilys); and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Gabby; two sister-in-laws; and many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his in-laws, Rudolph and Lee Ronneberg; brother in-laws Ted Ronneberg and Don Copley; and his first wife Lorraine Bourque.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home Condolences may be forwarded through Special thanks to Dr. Paradis, the Palliative Home Care team and the staff of Agape Hospice. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of John Bourque, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

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  1. Bud and I are so sorry to hear of Johns passing. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

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  2. Nicole, Kevin and family,So very sorry to hear of your loss! I hope fond memories of him will help to ease the pain. Take care f yourselves and your Mom. Love Aunt Lou

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  3. Orville & Adela Kittelson

    Dear Nicole, Kevin, Danielle and Nikki,
    Please accept our condolences in the loss of your father and grandfather. We were
    very sorry to hear the sad news. Strength and courage to you and all your family and may wonderful memories give you peace. All our love, Orville and Adela

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