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John Storwick
March 22, 1930 - August 27, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">STORWICK, John <br>1930 - 2016 <br> <br>It was well known by everyone who experienced John's warmth and kindness that he was a "really nice man". <br> <br>He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 22, 1930 to Ellen and Erik Storwick who had recently immigrated from Norway. John grew up in humble surroundings on the banks of the Red River along with his sister Clare. He received a scholarship to attend the University of Manitoba, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce. He was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces, through the Canadian Officers Training Corp at university, achieving the rank of Lieutenant in 1951. Too young to go to war, he completed university and went into business. He began his career with the Bell Telephone Company in Toronto, then joined his father-in-law, Jack Street, in the family business, SRM Caterpillar Tractors, in Alberta. They sold the company in the 1969 and purchased the Kenworth Truck franchise in Calgary. Together they grew the business, operating five branches within Alberta with exponential success. He was joined in partnership by his sons, Jeff and Paul, until his retirement. He was a passionate golfer, still playing several times a week shortly before he died, never shooting his age but coming pretty darn close. <br> <br>For those of you who knew our dad you will understand the enormity of this loss for our family. For those who didn't, John Storwick was no ordinary man. He wasn’t just an 86 year old; he was an exceptional 86 year old. To say he was loved does not even begin to touch on the depth of feeling we have for our dad and grandpa. He was our mom’s best friend and partner for 61 years, together devoting themselves to raising and nurturing our wonderful and dynamic family. He was our anchor, our provider, our teacher, our mentor and our friend. He was a “bridge builder”, in our family and in business. He was a grounding force in our family with his endless supply of love, kindness, fun, laughter and generosity of spirit. He was ever present and active in each and every one of our lives with his wonderful sense of humour, continual interest and genuine caring. His unconditional love filled our hearts and touched us all. <br> <br>John died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on August 27, 2016, on his and mom’s 61st Wedding Anniversary. He was an angel on Earth. Although he will no longer need his body, his soul will continue to shine brightly in Heaven and in our hearts. We will miss you forever and always; with love from your wife, Barbara, sister Clare your children, Sandra, Jeff, Greg, Paul, and Karen; grandchildren, Odessa, Elizabeth, Vhari, Lauren, Katherine, John, Michael, Madison, Jevan, Mark, Jasmine, Tom, Amanda, Melissa, Sasha, and Jack, as well as your adoring daughters and sons-in-law, Ann, Shirley, Teresa, and Jason and all loving members of your extended family. <br> <br>We would like to say a special thank you to the expert teams and caring nurses and doctors on Unit 37 and the Dialysis Unit at the Foothills Hospital. <br> <br>Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church (1307 - 14 St SW, Calgary) on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:30 a.m . Donations may be made to the Calgary Health Trust for the Dialysis Unit at the Foothills Medical Centre ( ).</div>