John Jarvis

John Joseph Jarvis

Saturday, May 4th, 1940 - Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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John Jarvis
May 4th, 1940 - Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

John Joseph (“JJ”) Jarvis passed away peacefully on August 28, 2019 at the age of 79.

John is survived by his children Dawn Lavigne (Lloyd), Trevor Jarvis (Katie), and Calvin Jarvis; beloved granddaughter; partner Ada Sawchuk; sisters Kay Pittman (Jim), Maureen Byrne, Elaine Jones (Dave); brother George Jarvis (Bernice); and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Mary, his brother in law Ed Byrne, and his sister Marie. John was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends and all who knew him.

John was born on May 4, 1940 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and lived there until he enlisted in the military at the age of 17. He was a decorated, 20-year military veteran in the RC Signals Corp., and then went on to have a successful residential real estate career, managing several Calgary offices.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at the The Royal Canadian Legion #264 (1918 Kensington Road NW, Calgary) on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 2:30 – 6:30 with food, drinks, and stories.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to make a memorial donation to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Poppy Fund in Calgary.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of John please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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Fred Gillies

Posted at 04:57pm
RIP old soldier.VVV .Fred Gillies

Patti Beaudry

Posted at 11:07am
By knowing John I became a honorary member of his family, found one of my best friends ,Was given the joy of watching his beautiful children grow into fine, successful young adults.
I am honoured to have known you ,R.I.P. old mate.
Patti Beaudry.

John LeGood

Posted at 02:20am
JJ was my good friend. When I met John we became friends immediately, some 53 years ago. I was proud to be his best man a couple of years later....he was always so proud of his children who are all great people. To Dawn, Trevor, Calvin and of course to Ada I send my deepest condolences. John was a good man who always did his best and he loved you all


Posted at 06:38pm
I had the pleasure and privilege of playing golf with John in AZ. I will remember him as always a gentleman and a good person in all ways. The Ghezzi Gaggle will miss him!

Vern Kondra
Lt Gen USAF Ret'd

Debbie Pittman

Posted at 03:08pm
Uncle John, you made us laugh. You lit up any room and our lives were richer for it. My deepest condolences to Dawn,Trevor, and Calvin. He will always be in your hearts.

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