NELSON, John (Jock)
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May 15, 1927 - November 29, 2012
Jock Nelson of Calgary passed away on November 29, 2012 at the age of 85 years.
His life journey took him from Buckhaven, Fife, Scotland, to serving with the RAF in India from 1945 to 1947, to the eastern shores of Canada in the early 1950's, where he met his wife Eileen Wilma Rutberg in PEI, subsequently making their life together out west. A self-taught artist, passionate gardener, eternal jokester and handyman, Jock's whistle could be heard long before you saw him coming. Above all, he was known for his devotion to his wife and family along with his strength of character and compassion to new and old friends. Father to Brent (Maxine), Belinda (Brian), Brad (Roma), and Barry (Kathryn) - Grandfather to Jeremy, Jonathan, Chloe, Olivia, and Ruby. Married 38 years, Jock was predeceased by Eileen in 2011. Funeral Services will be held at Bow Valley Christian Church (5300 - 53 Avenue N.W.) on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Jock Nelson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2012