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Born: May 11, 1951

Date of Passing: May 16, 2022

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McMANES, John Francis May 11, 1951 – Brandon, Manitoba May 16, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta John Francis McManes of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022 at the age of 71 years. John was born in Brandon, MB on May 11, 1951 and graduated from Neelin high school. He helped run his family farm in Manitoba and worked in other industries: Real Estate, Manitoba Hydro, the automotive industry and was also a business owner. He was a member of the Ducks Unlimited, Scuttlebuck Lodge, Brandon Curling Club. He also volunteered with Brandon Minor Hockey. The ultimate host! John loved to host any event for his family and friends, BBQ's and cooking holiday meals. John loved going every year to pick out the family Christmas tree and then barking at everyone that there weren't enough lights. Papa was always up to any task for his grandkids, whether it was being their taxi, watching their sports and other activities and bringing them meals and Timbits. John spent many hours going for drives in the country with his wife Valorie, managing to always bring her back. He also had many fond memories of the Scuttlebuck hunting lodge with his sons and grandson, as well as his brothers-in-law and numerous friends. Got an eight ender in curling at 17 and shot his age in golf (63)! John loved hunting, curling, golfing, wood carving and spending time with his family and friends particularly his grandkids. John's most memorable vacations were the summers at Clear Lake, MB with his family and friends. He enjoyed driving the boat hours on end for all the kids. He will be most remembered for his hugs, generosity and open-door policy, always making everyone feel welcome. His daily mission in life was to make a stranger laugh at his jokes. Besides his loving wife Valorie, John is survived by two sons, Christopher (Lisa) and Kirk (Janna); and four grandchildren, Caiden, Ella, Kellan, and Deegan. He is also survived by his three brothers, Jim, Jeff (Val), Jaye (Bonnie); two sisters, Janice and Joanne (Rod) Dunham; Aunt Pat McManes, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here. A memorial service will be held in Brandon at a later date. We would like to thank the amazing team at the Foothills Hospital Cardiac Unit including Dr. Lyons and the nursing staff and special thanks to Dr. Todd Anderson and his nurse Denise and team. In living memory of John McManes, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

As published in Brandon Sun on May 19, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Jeff and family, So sorry to read about the loss of your brother, John. Wishing you, Val and family much comfort at this time. - Posted by: Barb Currey(Cowie) (Friend) on: May 21, 2022

  • So sorry to hear off your loss. - Posted by: Doug Moore (Family friend ) on: May 20, 2022

  • So saddened to hear of John's passing ... my condolences to Valorie and family. We shared our youth through hunting, golf, curling and the "odd" party. We might say those were times of misspent youth but it's time like this that they become treasured memories. May you rest in peace old friend ... - Posted by: Dave Brown (Friend) on: May 20, 2022

  • We so very sorry to hear of the passing of John. We haven’t seen each other since they moved to Calgary we have fond memories of hockey parties back when the boys played hockey together. And Fun-times at the Tamarack. Roy’s & John always enjoyed dressing up at Halloween time going around in the neighbourhood. We send thoughts & prayers to the family. Special hugs to Val & they boys. Cherish his memories ❤️😢 - Posted by: Roy & Marcia Wells (Friend) on: May 19, 2022

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