John "Jack" Raymond Quinn

May 28, 1922January 3, 2021

It is with heavy hearts the family shares the peaceful passing of John R. Quinn, affectionately known by family and friends as “Jack” on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Jack was born in Mortlach, Saskatchewan on May 28, 1922, the eldest of 4 children. He moved from his family home in Kingston, Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta where he met his late wife, Helen (Powell). They were married in Harrowsmith, Ontario in 1944 and returned to Edmonton, Alberta then welcomed son Sheldon and daughter Rosella. Helen passed away in 1987.

In 1993, Jack met Alice Neilson whom he married in 2003. They spent many years enjoying travel, hobbies and activities until her passing in 2016.

During World War II, Jack served in Ferry Command/DOT as a radio operator in Edmonton and the Yukon. The family later moved to Calgary where he worked as a technical engineer for CFCN Television and the University of Calgary until his retirement in 1985.

Jack had a passion for photography, gardening and astronomy which he continued until his final years.

Jack is survived by his children; Sheldon (Linda), Rosella (Raymond) Pelissier, grandchildren Shauna (Geoff), Tyler (Tereza), John and great-grandchildren Kingsen, Dash, Étain, Tristan and Theo. He was a dear brother to Beryl Snider, and his late brothers James B. and Leo Quinn. Jack was loved by numerous nephews and nieces, extended family and friends.

Special thank you to Dr. Shankel and the staff at Wentworth Manor, who provided not only dedicated care, but friendship during these challenging times.

A private family service will be held. Please contact Foster’s Garden Chapel for information regarding the streaming of the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice.


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John "Jack" Raymond Quinn

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Lindsay Lowry

January 12, 2021

It was such a pleasure to know John and spend time with him! I will miss his bright smile!!!!!
- Lindsay (The Recreation team)

Veronica Lee

January 9, 2021

John and his pharmacist friend Mr Black both came to me as dental patients in the 1980's. Later I also treated Alice as a patient. John was always quiet, kind and courteous. By a good coincidence Tyler became my stock broker in 2015. Although I visited John just once at Wentworth, it felt as though we'd had a relationship forever.
Condolences to all John's family,
Dr V Cheryl Lee