John Hank

Obituary of John Henry Hank

December 3, 1960 – Fort St. John, British Columbia

June 18, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


As we remember the life that was, we also mourn the loss of John Hank. Born on December 3, 1960, he passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. John is survived by his sisters, Roseann Trump (Brian), Darlene Herauf (Brian), Susan Ziriada (Peter), and Faye Hank; and his brothers, Brian Hank (Jackie) and David Hank (Debby); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. John was predeceased by his father Charles, his mother Bernice, his brothers Gary and Larry, and his sister Bonnie. 


Despite the challenges John faced throughout his life, he remained a kind and compassionate soul, eager to befriend everyone he met. He loved babies and little children, and his face would light up when he was around his many nieces and nephews as they grew up. He was also fond of animals, especially dogs, which seemed to have a very calming influence on him.


John’s involvement with the incredible Venturers organization was a significant and joyous part of his life. Working alongside his brother Larry and the many friends he developed through the organization brought him immense joy. Retiring from the job was a difficult farewell. Then, early in 2021, John lost his younger brother and best friend Larry, a loss that was particularly hard on him.


Outside of work hours, John had a real love for music and sports. He was always listening to his favourite bands and could tell you which radio stations were the best in the city. He and his brother would spend many evenings and weekends in the basement of the family home, listening to music or watching movies. Football and hockey were his passions, and he was always up-to-date with the latest scores and schedules of his teams.


Everyone in life is faced with challenges. John faced more than his fair share of challenges, yet the resilience he displayed throughout his adversities inspires respect and admiration. God willing, John can now rest in peace.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Society for Persons with Disabilities, 3410 Spruce Dr SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3A4, Telephone: 403-246-4450,, or to The Venturers Society of Calgary, 10 Sikome Cir SE, Calgary, AB T2X 2Z3, Telephone: 403 278-8874, 


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with John’s family here.


In living memory of John Hank, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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