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PANOS, John Elton

Posted By Obits On October 13, 2014 @ 10:45 AM In Obituary | 23 Comments

September 9, 1957 – Oshawa Ontario
October 10, 2014 – Calgary Alberta

John Panos, beloved husband of Linda Mae McKay-Panos of Calgary, AB, passed away after a lengthy, brave and stoic battle with lung disease, on October 10, 2014 at the age of 57 years.

John was born in Oshawa, Ontario, and moved west with his family at a young age. After graduating from high school in Calgary in 1975, and being very intelligent, but not fond of post secondary education, John went to work as a driver. He worked in home delivery and wholesale, for Palm Dairies (Parmalat Beatrice) for over twenty-five years. He next worked for The City of Calgary, most recently in Recycling Services, where he worked until his illness forced him to leave in 2013. John took great pride in his work, and was highly prized by all of his employers. He enjoyed environmental pursuits, reading the newspaper, playing cards and “green” gardening. A quiet, observant person, with a dry sense of humour, John expressed his thoughts and feelings in small doses.

He leaves to mourn his wife and partner of over thirty years, Linda McKay-Panos; their children, Melanie, Nicholas, special son David; treasured grandson Jasper; mother, Margaret Nelson Panos; brothers, Ted (Pearl) Panos and Robert Panos; two nieces and a nephew, Paul, Grace and Denise; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins in Ontario; His beloved in-laws, Mildred and Ted McKay, Brian and Lori McKay, and their children Cassidy, Will and Ty, will miss him.

John was predeceased by his dear father, Edward C. Panos, and his grandparents.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W.), on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A Private Graveside Service will follow at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca. Or The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Save the Rainforest Campaign (“the world’s lungs”) http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/

In living memory of John Panos, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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Condolence from Sherry and Les Corbay on October 14th, 2014 10:00 AM

Our sincerest condolences in your loss Linda. The next year will be so hard on you and the kids both. Know that the cousins in Ontario will be thinking of all of you everyday as you make this journey through the loss of someone so dear to you. The end to the struggle he experienced will make the letting go easier but not the loss itself. That will only be alleviated by time then one day you will realize that memories with him no longer bring tears but comfort and memories are now about your good times together rather than the disease that stripped him of his health and energy. Give his kids a hug every chance you get and time will take care of the rest. God bless and take care.

Condolence from Barbara Francis on October 14th, 2014 11:13 AM

Dear Linda, Melanie, Nicholas, and family,
I have so many fond memories of John. He was always able to make me laugh. His dry sense of humour and kindness are how I will remember him. May your memories give you strength and peace.

Condolence from Jennifer and Fred Butterworth on October 14th, 2014 1:39 PM

Dear Linda, Melanie, Nicholas and family,

We have so many fond memories of John going back to when we met him after meeting Ted.
We are so very sorry for this loss in your lives. May all the memories help you through this time.

Condolence from Jennifer and Fred Butterworth on October 14th, 2014 1:40 PM

Dear Ted, We are so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. We wish that all your memories will help you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Melissa Luhtanen on October 14th, 2014 1:49 PM

My heart goes out to your family as you say goodbye to an important man in your lives. You loved him and took care of him while he was sick and I’m sure he knew how much he was cared for and loved. From my family to yours a fond farewell to John. May he rest in peace. xo Melissa, Berkley, Ruby and Duncan

Condolence from Alice on October 14th, 2014 3:13 PM

Linda, I’m truly sorry for your loss, and am thinking about you through this difficult time. John sounds like he was a remarkable man, and I’m glad you had so many years together.

Condolence from Mandy Sandhu on October 14th, 2014 6:58 PM

Dear Linda and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family as you grieve the loss your partner, a husband, a friend and father. May memories of happier times bring you and your loved ones some measure of peace.

Condolence from Brian Seaman on October 14th, 2014 7:23 PM

Linda, I feel sadness for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

Condolence from Gordon Strom and Donna (Ross) Strom on October 15th, 2014 4:05 AM

Ted, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Rita Richardson on October 15th, 2014 4:35 AM

Dear Linda, Marc and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rita

Condolence from Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes on October 15th, 2014 11:08 AM

My Dearest Linda and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful husband John.
May the Creator give you and your family strength and comfort during this sad time of loss and grief. Please know that you are in my prayers and in my heart.
Sending you love ‘n’ hugs, and lots of healing energy – Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes & Family

Condolence from Heather Chan on October 15th, 2014 11:28 AM

Dear Linda,
I am so sad to hear this news. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family, and wishing I was still in Calgary so I could visit you more regularly during this difficult time. But I am comforted to know that you are surrounded by people who love and support you just as I do. Don’t hesitate to ask them for help in the difficult days ahead. We are here for you.

Condolence from Amina Osuoha-Muhammad on October 15th, 2014 12:00 PM

Dear Linda and Family,
Nazeef and I are touched by your loss and have you in our thoughts. We pray that God gives you the fortitude to bear the loss. Take heart in remembering that you had a beautiful life together.
Lots of Love.
Amina, Nazeef & Family

Condolence from Angela Gallo-Dewar on October 15th, 2014 12:37 PM

Dear Linda and Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Angela & Ed

Condolence from Vicki Lalonde on October 15th, 2014 3:07 PM

Dear Linda, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I’m so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Fred Fountain on October 16th, 2014 10:39 AM

Dear Linda,
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family during this very hard time.

Condolence from Fatima Samhat on October 16th, 2014 11:50 AM

My dearest Linda,
Im very sorry for your loss and pray that God give you strength and patience through this difficult time. I did not get to spend much time with John but I know that he was a great man and will always be remembered. I will not be able to come to the funeral as I just found out today and I have a very important appointment that I cannot cancel. Please accept my condolences. Ali sends his regards and condolences to you and family.

Condolence from Darren Lund on October 16th, 2014 4:41 PM

I was so sorry to learn of John’s passing. He was such a sweet guy, and I enjoyed our time together at events over the years. Take care at this difficult time, and I hope that all of your wonderful memories can be of some comfort to you and your family.

Condolence from Cam Stewart on October 17th, 2014 11:47 AM

Dear Linda and Family,

Our prayers are with you during this time. Cam and Marina

Condolence from Cody Will on October 17th, 2014 2:22 PM

Linda & Family,
I regret I have not seen John since I was a child, but decades later he is a memorable man. I can easily remember his voice. He was a kind and important man, and he left a great impression on me. My family’s condolences to everyone of John’s.
Cody Will

Condolence from Gillian Steward on October 17th, 2014 4:05 PM

I am so sorry to hear that John died.
Condolences and best wishes to Linda and all the family.

Condolence from Dan moore on October 18th, 2014 1:04 PM

Rob and Ted, My condolences on the loss of your middle brother John. I have many memories of get togethers up in Dalhousie.The best of all were Rob and I jumping into John’s milk truck to do a little cruising by the highschool. I never met John’s wife, but our thoughts are with her as well. We are unable to make the service today due to the flu. Take Care Dan Moore from Banff

Condolence from Shahine Dos Ramos on October 19th, 2014 11:59 AM

Dear Linda,
We are sorry to hear of John’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you all big hugs from across the globe.

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