Bannerman
John Douglas

Date of death:
Friday February 23, 2018

source
The Calgary Herald, AB
2018-03-03

Bannerman, John Douglas September 26, 1931 - Bowden, Alberta February 23, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta John Doug Bannerman passed away February 23, 2018. He leaves behind his loving family, wife Del (Adela Quaite); daughters Brenda (Joe), Wendy, Paula (Gord) and families; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; his sister Gertie Clark and family. He was predeceased by sons John and Pat Feb 26, 1982. Doug was a family man and loved his family dearly and they loved him. Doug was one of the patriarchs of the Bannerman/Clark Christmas Day dinner for 30 years. A passionate and remarkable man. Doug was a rebel, defender of social justice, humorist, wild and crazy at times, and a sensitive and compassionate man and a true friend to the poor. Many freezing nights he went out to give a blanket to a homeless person or coffee and was well known on cash corner for his gift of friendship, socks, a bus ticket or coffee card. He lived a adventurous life of travel, riding motorcycles, Attended Mount Royal at 50 with a grade 8 education and then began working with mentally handicapped people. Previously he was a roofer, who some said he was the best in Calgary. Great humanitarian at home, in India, Central America and his beloved Haiti - 18 trips. Shipping tons of clothes and medical supplies to Haiti and Brazil out of his garage. His daily goal was to bring a smile or a laugh to everyone's face. Doug was a Christian but always endorsed the faith of others. At Doug's request, a private family celebration will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Epilepsy Association of Calgary, 4112 - 4th Street, N. W., Calgary, AB T2K 1A2 Telephone: (403) 230-2764, www.epilepsycalgary.com or to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of John Bannerman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Funeral Home McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home - Calgary 5008 Elbow Drive Southwest Calgary, AB T2S 2L5 (403) 243-8200 Published in The Calgary Herald on Mar. 3, 2018

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