John Walker

Obituary of John Douglas Walker

February 24, 1949 – Toronto, Ontario

October 31, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


John “Johnny” Walker of Calgary, AB, passed away suddenly at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at the age of 74 years.


John was born in Toronto, ON on February 24, 1949, to John and Margaret Walker. After high school john joined the Canadian Armed Forces with the Military Police detachments with the Queen’s Own Regiment, which he was a part of for twelve years. He also did a peace keeping tour in Cypress. John worked in the building construction industry for many years at Gunthers Shanahan’s and Star building Materials.


John was the beloved husband of Judy Walker, father to his children, Jennifer and Timothy; stepchildren, Brian, Robert and Hailey; brother-in-law to Tim and Rita Summers, loving cousin to George and June Kelly and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his six siblings.


A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at Royal Canadian Legion (Centennial Calgary Branch 285, 9202 Horton Road SW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with John’s family here.


In living memory of John Walker, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area.

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