Jack Crocker

December 8, 1927March 30, 2013
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CROCKER, John “Jack” Grant December 8, 1927 – March 30, 2013

John “Jack” Grant passed away in Calgary, AB on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the age of 85 years. He is predeceased by his parents, six siblings and first wife, Margaret, the mother of all five children: Brooks, Brad, Brett, Brenda and Bonnie. He is survived by loving wife, Beryl, as well his five children and their partners/spouses, 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as one on the way. Jack attended Franklin Street Elementary and Vocational High School in Fort William. He commenced work at Northern Engineering Co. (5 years) and Great Lakes Paper Mill (3 years). He joined CPR Police Force in 1953 in Fort William, transferred to Kenora, ON in 1960, and then to Calgary, AB in 1967. Jack retired due to health in 1985. He married Margaret Brooks Dryburgh in Fort William on November 11, 1949 who predeceased him in Calgary in 1981. On July 11, 1987, Jack married B. Beryl Frizzell of Moose Jaw, SK, New Westminster, BC and Montreal, QB. They spent twelve years going to Arizona for the winter months, which they enjoyed tremendously. As a younger man, Jack was an avid fisherman, bowler, dancer and golfer. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 200 -119 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website

FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Telephone: 403-297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, April 5, 2013

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Cheryk McIntyre

September 3, 2017

HI was wondering if John had relative born in Sackville New Brunswick .Isaac Crocker had on John and the name was continues through the family line and most moved away from NB

Bernie Klee

February 6, 2017

I met Jack in the late 70's, he worked for CP police and I worked at CP Express Transport in the warehouse. I unloaded the coin from the box cars and into the trailers, and the next day we would go to Loomis to unload the trailers. Jack would overlook the procedure to make sure all the money was transferred safely. He was entertaining with his stories and wise cracking jokes and made the labor a lot easier.He constantly encouraged me to get a class 1 and earn more money while not physically exhausting myself. Well today I am still driving and forever grateful for meeting Jack to push me to do better. I am sorry to learn that he has passed on ,but know he has made a difference.

Bill Sturgeon

April 10, 2014

A gentleman. A great sense of humour.
Condolences to Jack's family.
Bill Sturgeon, ex-CP Police

Bill Sturgeon

April 10, 2014

A gentleman. A great sense of humour.
Condolences to Jack's family.
Bill Sturgeon, ex-CP Police

Leslie Savitsky

September 1, 2013

Dear Brad, Brooks, Brett, Brenda, Bonnie and Beryl. I want to send my sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad/Husband. I have very fond memories of the time I spent with your family as I was growing up whether it was trips to Thunder Bay or trips to Calgary to visit. I'm sorry we have lost touch over the years. Perhaps we can meet up again in the future. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Leslie (Chrusz) Savitsky and family (

April 27, 2013

To the Crocker Family I was saddened to hear of the passing of your husband and father I can't help thinking of all the good times we had with your mom and dad and with all of you kids camping at park lake comes to mind. I also remember the first and only time i went golfing with your folks nine holes took aroung six hours that was my only time but i often tell my friends about it. I only met you Berle once but i remember how happy Jack was. Just remember guys stick together there is nothing like family to help you on a sad day. May God bless each and everone of you
Connie Red Deer

Deneene Hamilton-Irving

April 10, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Ramona Massinger

April 8, 2013

To Beryl, Brett, BrooksAnne, Brad, Brenda, Bonnie and the Crocker Family, my deepest and most sincere condolences to all of you. I could not help but shed some tears when I heard of your Dad's passing. I will miss and remember his kindness and his sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

S. Quon

April 6, 2013

Brad, Brett, Brooksanne & the Crocker family

My deepest and most sincere condolences. I remember back in 1967 when we first came to Canada, your father took your family and me to my first Stampede. He was one of the nicest and most amazing man I ever meet. My father had a corner grocery store on 29 ave. I had some good childhood memories there.

Jodi Banting

April 5, 2013

To the Crocker Family,
I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, my prayers are with you all. Brenda, Brooksanne, Brad, Brett and Bonnie, it has sparked some great memories from days gone by.