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DAVIES, William “John”

January 12, 1934 – Nottingham, England
November 3, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Davies on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the age of 84 years.

John was born in Nottingham, England where he became a professional skater in England and Europe for seven years with Fantasy on Ice at the age of seventeen. He then became a restauranteur for eight years before immigrating to Canada in 1967. In Calgary, he worked as Purchasing Manager with Western Rock Bit for almost twenty years. His favourite hobby was dealing and collecting antiques. John loved animals especially dogs and they loved him for the kind, gentle soul that he was.

John is survived by his only daughter Samantha Davies, of High Level, AB; his nieces, Julie Jeger and Natalie; and his dear friend and neighbour Bob Dubask. He was predeceased by his wife Cherry Davies in November 2011.

A Private Family Gathering will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made direct to the Calgary SPCA at

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff in Unit 74 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their compassionate care of John.

In living memory of John Davies, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Balvenie Scotch Club member !

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  2. Sorry to lose such a great and interesting neighbour. The best Halloween parties ever.

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  3. For over 15 years John and Cherry Davies were our immediate neighbours in Oakridge with Joan and Bob Dubask across the street. What wonderful neighbours they all were: we had some great times together. Our prayers are with both families. Jean and Peter Walker.

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  4. John will be missed as one of the Founding Members of The Balvenie Club Calgary Chapter. Chairman Eric Foster, President John Davies, Secretary-Treasurer Bob Dubask. Secretary-Treasurer will move up to President, and the Chapter will be looking for a new Secretary-Treasurer. Qualifications will, of course, require a passion/love of single malt scotch, in particular The Balvenie. Interview protocol will include test on the proper pronunciation of Balvenie.

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