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JARVIS, Alan Arthur

February 12, 1944 – London, United Kingdom
July 26, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Alan Jarvis of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the age of 75 years.

Alan was born in London, United Kingdom on February 12, 1944. Alan married Marjorie Currell on June 5, 1965. Together they moved to Calgary, AB, in the late 60s. Alan and Marj worked hard to raise their two children and run a successful business. Alan had a passion for travel. His favorite night out would be dinner and a movie. He loved going to the gym for a short workout and long chats with staff and other members. Alan was an avid Queens Park Rangers fan. He will be most remembered for his sense of humor and his generosity.

Alan is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jackie Palmer and Mitchell Palmer of Calgary, AB; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony Jarvis and Edith Konstantinov of Calgary, AB; three grandchildren Lucy Jarvis, Olivia Jarvis and Ramona Jarvis of Calgary, AB. Alan is also survived by his sister Rita Martin; brother Raymond Jarvis of England; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Alan was predeceased by his wife Marjorie.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Calgary Winter Club, Skyline West Room (accessible through the Social Club Entrance, 4611 14 St NW, Calgary, AB), on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403)290-0110,, or to the Bethany Care Foundation, #100, 2915 – 26th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2B 2W6 Telephone: (403) 210-4600, email:

In living memory of Alan Jarvis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Marie-anne Vinsen

    To our very special Canadian Family – A huge hole has been left love and comfort through this hard time. Bryan, Marie-anne & family – New-Zealand

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  2. My dear Uncle Alan, we are all so sad here in the UK. You gave us the most amazing memories of fantastic holidays and experiences that I will treasure forever. Full of mischief, with a brilliant sense of humour, your generosity and sense of fun made you the best company; we are so grateful for everything you shared with us. You made an immediate friend in my youngest daughter when you fed her ice cream for the first time as a baby – we all have the best memories of you from our own childhoods because you broke all the rules and let us have all the fun. You and Aunty Bo will always have a very special place in my heart. Ange x

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  3. Ken & Rhonda Trueman

    So sorry to hear about Alan’s passing. I enjoyed our working together on many projects over the years when I had Kent Construction. His humour and wit will be deeply missed. Our sympathies to the family.

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  4. What a sad start to my day yesterday. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Tony and Jackie and the rest of the Jarvis family. “Uncle” Alan was another one of those rare folks who struck up a wonderful working relationship with me, as a young guy early in my time in Calgary. I always marveled at how he could come into the office an hour or so before the closing of a tender, make himself a pot of tea, look at the plans and provide a price before the deadline. Literally growing up in the business here and watching as Tony and Jackie evolved and grew into the people they are, I feel very fortunate to have been honoured to know Alan. Such great people. My best wishes as you come to terms with Alan’s passing.

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  5. Alan was a wonderful and generous man and a true friend to me. A man of many skills, he quite casually told me the first time we met that he had played professional football in England for one of the premier clubs Chelsea.

    He emigrated to Canada and was a highly successful salesman before founding his own family firm Jarvis Interior. This business lives on after Alan, his legacy, and is a testament to his dedication to his family as the owners are his son and daughter Tony and Jackie.

    We played a lot of golf together and enjoyed each other’s company on and off the course.

    Alan was fun. Often quite outrageous but his smile and his charm , allowed him to get away with things that might’ve tripped up a lesser man.

    Alan knew all my daughters well and they all loved him. When I told one of them of Alan’s death her comments were so apt

    “That is so sad, Dad.He was such a good friend” and indeed he was.

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