John CALDER

CALDER, John November 1, 1914 – April 23,2003 John’s parents immigrated to Canada from Scotland and he was the third son of ten children. Born in Joggins, Nova Scotia in his Grampa Gordon’s home. The young Calder home was lively with five rowdy boys and two very precious little girls. The Depression taught them how to get by with very little and still have enough to share with others. John spent 5-1/2 years overseas with the R.C.A.F. and in London, England during WW II, he met the love of his life. He married in 1944 and brought his family to Springhill, Nova Scotia. The mine disaster in 1958 showed him to be a brave and hard worker. 1959 saw John and his family make a Trans-Canada move to Chemainus, BC. He loved life, creation around him and especially his family. He was a devoted husband and father. He taught his children the logic and practical value of our faith and to be proud of who they are. John took pride in all he did. He could fix anything. It might not look pretty but it always worked. That was our Dad. We will miss you. ‘Till we see you again Dad. He leaves behind his loving wife Eileen and their three children Elizabeth (Don MacDonald) Gerald and Wendy ( Don Harbowy). A memorial service was held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Canada Ave., Duncan, BC, Saturday, April 26, 2003


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