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John Graham Foss

John Graham Foss

John Graham Foss, born May 30, 1938, departed October 11, 2020. Son, Brother, Adventurer, Father and a Patriarchal figure in a blended family web, he is survived by life partner Ann Perodeau, sons Ian and Eric Foss, John and Ted van Hemert, and assorted other characters, step-characters, grand-characters and just plain characters of varying relation. Born in Calgary, raised in Ontario, and taught to drive Montreal, Graham spent formative years working in Africa and the Lakes of Ontario before moving with a young family to Calgary, Alberta, where he resided for most of his adulthood. He journeyed over many waters in Western Canada via canoe and kayak, and enjoyed rich friendships centered around the love of outdoors and times spent together. He and Ann were hosts to many great family gatherings. With the help of eldest son Ian, he spent time in Golden BC building a ski chalet reminiscent of his Father’s cabin in Muskoka. He travelled through many Latin American countries in a largely successful effort to learn Spanish. His travels wound down in Sidney BC, where he finally succumbed to the ravages of the neurological illness (Parkison’s Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) that had pursued him during his later years.
He was known for his humour, his generosity, his joy of life, and his impatience for unearned authority.

“You can never have too many people love you”

11 Condolences - Leave a comment
  • Amey Lariviere, RN -

    It’s his warm and gentle smile. His sense of modesty and the way he touched my heart that I will always remember. Soar now without all the limitations, Graham. Your character and integrity will always be remembered. A man of distinction. Love to all who mourn him and who he cherished.

  • Jim and Lydia Graham -

    Our thoughts are with All especially Ian and Erik and your family.
    We remember watching the rodeo with Graham. We enjoyed him as a neighbour

  • Valerie Wilson -

    When I think of Graham I see his happy smiling face, zest for life and adventure, and love for friends and family. Sending my most heartfelt condolences to all of Graham’s family and friends.

  • Mclean-Woodward@icloud.com -

    Thinking of Graham and how his humour and love of life will not be forgotten!!! All he best Ann as you get things together and move on in your life!! Sincerely, Lynda

  • Laurie and Dan Nowak -

    Graham was well loved and will be remembered the same way. Our condolences to Ann and the rest of his family, his humour and love of life will never be forgotten.

    • Lynda McLean-Woodward -

      a special person with a good sense of humour!!! May your many good memories be with all the family!

    • Lynda McLean-Woodward -

      A special person with a good sense of humour!! may your many good memories be with all the family!!

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