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John Harvey Longhurst


John Longhurst Obit Photo

John Harvey Longhurst of Banff, AB passed away on October 3rd, 2020, surrounded by family in his new home, peacefully as he wished.

John was born to John Junior and Isabel Ellen Longhurst on June 1st, 1954 in Gimli, Manitoba. Being born into a military family John lived in Baden Solingen, Germany, Penhold, AB,

St. Hubert, QC, Val d'Or, QC, Ottawa, ON, Banff, AB, and Windermere, B.C. John attended Percival Elementary School, Rideau High School and Alberta College. He met his wife Denise in Banff, AB and they married in 1984. John was a loving family man and was known for his love of the Boston Bruins, The Green Bay Packers and Bob Marley. Famous for his cooking, homemade jams & jellies, and great party shirts. John was a “Jack of all Trades” and loved to fix anything and help anyone.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

John is survived by his wife Denise, sons Spencer (Sarah), and Gavin (Tabitha), grandchildren Baker, Nash, and Knox, sisters Cathy (Jim), and Liz (Bob), Denise’s mother (Sheila) and brothers (Paul and Neil), nephews (Chris and Jonathan), niece (Remy).He was predeceased by his parents John and Ellen Longhurst, nephew Jeffery Bishop, and father in-law Ken Boulanger.

Thank you to all the Doctors and Nurses at the Tom Baker Cancer Center, Canmore Community Care, and Invermere Home Health.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking a donation to be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a future date.