John Nowak

Obituary of John Nowak


September 2, 1949 - Munich, Germany

February 24, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


John Nowak passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023 at the age of 73 years.


John was born in Munich, Germany, and moved to Ottawa when he was two years old. He moved to Calgary when he was sixteen and attended William Aberhart High School. He was an owner of Topaz, a Danish Baltic schooner located in the Caribbean in the late 1970’s.


John was the husband of Jennifer; father of Alison (Davin) and Jillian; and grandfather of Callan and Auri. He was predeceased by his mother, Iriss Nowak.


The family would like to thank the caregivers at Agape Hospice. A private family ceremony will be held at a later date. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed at


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, T2G 0R9, 403-410-1111,


In living memory of John Nowak, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Heritage, 1708 – 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L7, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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