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ROWE, John (Jack) William

December 25, 1923 – Calgary, AB
December 6, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Jack Rowe passed away peacefully on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the age of 89, 19 days short of his 90th birthday.

Jack was born and raised in Calgary – a true Alberta Pioneer. Jack was a dedicated volunteer during his life, volunteering with the Parkdale Community Association, the Parkdale Nifty Fifties, and with several Grade 6 classes at Parkdale Elementary School. Jack loved camping, dancing, and entertaining friends with the love of his life, Skip.

Jack is survived by his devoted son Terry; daughters-in-law, Peggy and Tracy; and his four grandchildren, Jennifer, Trevor (Brianna), Westley, and Ryan. He is also survived by his sister Edna; sisters-in-law Mary Yahn and June Shearer; brothers-in-law, Walt Goodkey, Paul Duros, and Al Shearer. Jack was predeceased by his wife of sixty-three years Nina; son Dave; sisters, Ethel and Olive, sisters-in-law, Georgina Lockert, Ethel (Pep) Whitburn, Joan Duros, and Minerva Sheard; and brothers-in-law, Joe Lockert, Fred Whitburn, Jack Goodkey, Clancy Yahn, and Reg Sheard.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Jack Rowe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Our sincere condolences to the Rowe family and friends. I am sure Jack, Nina and Dave are together again smiling down on their family.

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  2. Terry
    We are so sorry for your loss and also sorry we cannot attend as we have another funeral to attend in Turner Valley.

    Our thoughts are with you

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  3. Merv & Lil Halvorson

    Please know you have our sympathies for Jack’s death. We have been gathering memories for the Nifty Fifties 30th Anniversary and realize all the work that Jack put into its development to the attractive building we have today. He was a great man.
    Lil and Merv Halvorson

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  4. Terry
    Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. We will never forget the special moments we had with Jack and Nina over the years.
    Annabelle and Dennis Andrews

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