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HOGGARD, John Wilfred

March 22, 1930 – December 8, 2018

John Wilfred Hoggard passed away peacefully on December 8, 2018 at the Rockyview Hospital at the age of 88 years.

John was born in Edmonton, AB where he completed his schooling, including a draftsman diploma at NAIT. After working for the City of Edmonton, John moved to Calgary in 1954 where he worked for T. Lamb McManus and Associates.

After moving to Calgary, John was introduced to Shirley by his sister Joan who brought her friend home from church one day. John’s persistence paid off and the two were married in 1965.

They spent 45 years together raising their family and enjoying the outdoors including camping, hiking, golfing and their yard. Extending his love of the outdoors and gardening, John started Ho-Gardening Services in 1981 when he recognized the need for affordable lawn services that would help elderly people stay longer in their own homes.

John was a founding member of the Cantrak Model Railway Society and enjoyed spending hours working on the finest details of his ‘N’ scale passion; building extravagant, intricate layouts that went on to win awards at various train shows around Alberta.

John is survived by his children Graham (Rhonda) Hoggard and Carol (Rob) Craig; his grandchildren Hailey, Emily, Lucas, Logan and Katelyn; his sisters Gladys (Les) Blundell, Joan Hoggard, and Shirley (Jim) Johnson.

He was predeceased by his wife Shirley (nee Oakenfold), his father Wilfred, his mother Winnifred (nee Wilson), and his sister Doreen (Ozzie) Kohlruss.

As per John’s wishes no services will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of John Hoggard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. John was the inspiration I needed to become an N scale enthusiast back in 2000 when I first saw his breathtaking Edmonton,Yukon and Pacific Layout. He was a gracious mentor, great friend, gentleman and the kindness person I’ve ever known. Deepest sympathies to Graham and Carol and their families, we partake in your grief.

    Rest in Peace John

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