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GREAVES, John Leonard
John Greaves died unexpectedly and peacefully at home on Monday, January 9, 2017 in Airdrie, AB at the age of 52 years. John is lovingly remembered by his wife Janet, and their 2 daughters; Emma and Katy of Airdrie, his parents; Len and Eleanor, brother; Stewart of Abbotsford, B.C., Janet's sister; Sandra (Sam) Hamilton and family of Saskatoon, SK. John was born in Calgary, AB on September 1, 1964. John and his family moved to B.C. prior to John and his brother starting school, eventually settling in Abbotsford where John attended Abby Jr and Sr High School. John attended Fraser Valley College where he pursued his passion in Art, then went on to further study in graphic arts and business at BCIT. A Memorial Service will be held at Aridrie Alliance church, 1604 Summerfield Blvd, Airdrie, AB., on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1:30, with a reception to follow. Sandy Isfeld and Nathan Kliewer will be officiating, please join us in Celebrating John's Life In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 240, 2323 – 32 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.
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Published in Calgary Herald on Jan. 13, 2017.
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February 2, 2017
I am so sad John is no longer in our lives. He was a wonderful neighbor and very proud of his 2 daughters. I will so miss our chats while shoveling snow and doing yard work. My deepest condolences to Janet, Emma and Kate.
January 24, 2017
I got to know John through our mutual love of the music of XTC. (I live just across the border in Montana.) John was a kind, thoughtful, intelligent and incredibly funny man. I'm so sorry for your loss, and our loss.
Steve
January 22, 2017
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pour Emma et Katy, votre papa continuera de vous protéger et de vous inspirer. Il sera là avec vous à chaque jour.
Marie-Claude Lebel
January 19, 2017
The Other Sole Survivors
I am deeply sadden by the lost of John. I wish I had known how great an artist and a great person he was before yesterday when I found a Website where his paintings were displayed.
I am paying homage to John through this article on my blog.

https://johnkellynightfighterpilot.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/in-memoriam-john-greaves-1964-2017/

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Pierre Lagacé
January 19, 2017
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
January 16, 2017
I don't think we have met personaly but still I want to send my sincere condolences for your loss and wish you strength and support. Margriet (Neufeld facilitator).
Margriet Noot
January 16, 2017
Janet,
My condolences to you and your girls on the passing of your husband John. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Jona Kondrat
January 16, 2017
Len & Eleanor, we were very sorry to hear of your son's passing. As you know we lost a daughter almost 20 years ago, and can empathize with your loss.
Ted & Aline Konings
January 14, 2017
Mom and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you today. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Jean and Nancy Rivers
January 14, 2017
My very deepest condolences to John's family. He was a lovely human being.
Andrew Sceats
January 13, 2017
My deepest condolences to my dear friend Janet and her family. May you find peace and love with your family and friends.
Marleane and John Morrissey
January 13, 2017
My deepest condolences to John's family. You are in my thoughts at this sad time. John was one of the funniest, most decent people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. John, you were a shining star, and you will be missed.
Debbie Brown
January 13, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of John. I first met John when his family moved to Majestic Crescent in Abbotsford. We attended the same elementary, junior and senior high schools. John was always kind, thoughtful and happy. May God comfort you and your family during this time of sadness and grief. I am so sorry for your loss. Leslie Smyth (nee Frego) and family.
January 13, 2017
Janet, Emma, Katy, Eleanor, Len & Stewart, Please accept my deepest my deepest condolences on John's passing. May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Mary Lynn MacPhee
January 13, 2017
John is dearly missed. It has been an honour and a pleasure to have known (if even only through internet) this kind, thoughtful and very talented man. He always had a kind word for others, encouraging them and showing that he cared. My deepest condolences to his family and all his loved ones.
Mary Rizzo
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