Obituary of John WYLIE

July 4, 1923 – Hawick, Scotland

April 24, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta


John Wylie of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, at the age of 96 years.


John was born in Hawick, Scotland on July 4, 1923. His family immigrated to Canada in 1925. John was raised in Red Deer and had many fond memories of his time there. He eventually moved to Calgary, making it his permanent residence.


John loved family gatherings, especially the annual Father’s Day barbeque. Christmas was always a special family time too, where he would enjoy a big plate of turkey dinner. John loved to watch The Lawrence Welk Show every Saturday night. John was an avid Stampeders fan and had season tickets for many years. He also looked forward to the Calgary Stampede and the parade each year. During his younger years, John enjoyed fishing and hunting.


John worked at Model Dairies for forty-three years, where he met his loving wife Wilda of sixty-five years. John and Wilda were married on May 15, 1948.


John is survived by his six children, Lorraine Holman, Ken Wylie (Eileen Wylie), Keith Wylie (Marg Graham d.), Elaine Lukion, Greg Wylie, and Bruce Wylie. John is also survived by his sixteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


John was predeceased by his loving wife Wilda Wylie (Cawthorn) on June 22, 2013, and his two sisters, Margaret and Ellen.


A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a later date. Time and date will be announced in the coming months.


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In living memory of John Wylie, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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