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KAUFMAN, John Edward

February 7, 1965 – Regina, Saskatchewan
November 23, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

John Kaufman beloved husband, father and brother passed away on November 23, 2018 at the age of 53 years.

John was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on February 7, 1965 to proud parents Deanna and John Kaufman; and grew up as one of four with his three siblings Rob, Brenda and Sandra. He had his first two kids in Regina, Saskatchewan; and when he moved to Calgary he had has his third child Christel with his wife Donna. John was also blessed with a grandchild born in Regina on October 7th, 2011.

John worked for Crown Metal Packaging in Calgary for 25 years as a Mechanic. John enjoyed music, working on his sports cars, and gaming, especially playing Call of Duty 3, with his daughter Christel and brother Rob. He also enjoyed Motorcross, quading, and dirt biking with Christel, BBQing steaks and being with his family and friends.

John leaves to mourn his wife Donna; his parents Deanna and John Senior; his son Matthew; and two daughters Brittany and Christel; his grandchild Avlynn; his brother Robert; his two sisters Brenda and Sandra; as well as many brothers and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. He loved animals and will also be missed by his cats.

John will be missed and never forgotten. He was a wonderful man who loved life and his family. You taught us how to live life to the fullest; our lives were filled with sweet happiness and you will always be part of us.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made direct to the Calgary SPCA at www.calgaryhumane.ca/donate

In living memory of John Kaufman, 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. My sympathy and prayers to the Kaufman & Haniak family.

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  2. Donna my friend , you know my heart breaks for you and Christel , John fought a hard battle you were his rock my friend I’m so proud of you girl . you know my door is open if you need anything .. Take care of you now my friend

    Love Chris and Leroy and Ty

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  3. It is terrible when your world is torn apart by such a tragic loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family. May you find strength in the fact that he is now released from pain and he knew he was loved and cared for. Sylvia Teske and family.

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  4. F.J. milliken-Smith :

    The thoughts of us both are with you, Donna and all the family at this saddest of times. We’re sorry not to be able to be with you.
    Our love
    Jane and Peter Milliken-Smith

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  5. Charlotte and Bob Oberthier :

    Deanna and John, and family, our most sincere sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts, and we hope that many happy memories as well as the love of family and friends, will comfort you at this time.
    Love Charlotte and Obie.

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  6. Living life to the fullest. That was Johnny. We should do the same.

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  7. Brenda,
    Sadly connections as we age are driven by messages like this. I did have the privilege of knowing and riding with John. My thoughts and prayers are with during these difficult times. RIP John

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  8. Stephanie Mack :

    To the family,
    Much love to everyone, I always remember Johnny being quite the character! Always made me laugh! Sending you all hugs . xoxoxox

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  9. I can’t imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss Donna and Christel, I will remember John with great memories we all shared. May the love of those around you comfort you during this difficult time.
    Sent with love and remembrance.
    RIP John
    Much love from Renee

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  10. Johnny is forever in our memories. My sincere condolences to Johnny’s family and friends. Love, Bonnie.

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  11. Gerry & Joanne Huber :

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the Kaufman family

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  12. Im so sorry for your lose ..

    Brent Kress

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  13. Our heartfelt condolences for your loss. We offer any support you may need.

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  14. Donna and Christel,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Hold onto every captured moment, every warm memory, and every special time you all shared together.
    Rest Easy John.

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  15. My deepest condolences to the Kaufman family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I will always have fond memories of “little Johnnie”.
    Ron Ziegler

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  16. Robert, Sandra and the Kaufman family, please accept my condolences for you loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  17. Sherrill Stewart :

    My sincere condolence to the Kaufman family. May John Rest In Peace.

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  18. Deborah & Desiree Amyotte :

    Donna, Christel and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. John will be deeply missed.

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  19. My thoughts are with the Kaufman family during this difficult time. So sorry to hear about your loss. Keri Ziegler.

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  20. Lea,Donny,Savanna,Payton :

    Our deepest condolences to the Kaufman, Haniak family! We have many,many, fond memories of John and with John that will always be cherished, never forgotten and held close to our hearts. You will be forever missed words can’t express how much you will be missed by the girls and I!

    We love you John! RIP BigUgly!❤️

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  21. Great friend, fun times, lots of laughs.
    Rest In Peace John.

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  22. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with John for many years and will always remember how he use to make me laugh.
    RIP John, gone but never forgotten…
    Your long lost Can Woman,
    Tara Hammond

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  23. So sorry to hear about John’s passing. I worked with him for almost 15 years. He was a great guy to work with.

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  24. I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing. I worked with him for almost 15 years. I learned a lot from him over the years. I will miss him very much . He was a lot of fun.

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  25. Chad Romanyshyn :

    I worked with John at Crown for many years. So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to his family and close friends. He touched many lives, and will never be forgotten.

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