John William Kenyon

Kenyon, John William

June 10, 1929 – March 1, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of John William Kenyon announce his passing after a courageous battle from the complications of covid.

John was born and raised in Calgary.  He was a successful businessman having owned McLellan Supply and co-founding Westland Distributors.   He enjoyed many years of camping and fishing at Pine Lake.  He retired to Country Roads in Yuma, Arizona for many winters.

He had a generosity of spirit and was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need.  He was especially known for giving out candy and oranges to friends and strangers.

John was predeceased by his son, John Jr.  He is survived by his wife, Del, and daughter, Audrey Anderson (Brian), grandsons, Michael and David, great-grandchildren, Avaiah and Mason, all of Calgary, and nephew Greg Pruden (Marilyn) of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Charlotte  (Doug) Measor of  Canyon Creek.

Special thanks to the staff and residents at Edgemont Retirement Center who provided wonderful care and friendship in the last years of his life.

No funeral services by request.

10 Obituaries

  1. Nickole Grunwald

    Papa (as he was know to many) was a wonderful man and a pioneer for Calgary. He told the most wonderful stories and had the best jokes around. His presence and laughter will be missed. My condolences to you all.

    • Charlotte, Doug, Cody and Shane Measor

      The very best Uncle any girl can have.
      Love you . Will miss you forevermore.
      Rest in Peace

      • Mike Anderson

        Rest In Peace Papa. You will be missed.

        • David Anderson

          I will miss you always, Papa. Your laughter and joy in the small things, from playing a round of cards to feeding your favorite squirrels (and naming them!) will be a constant reminder of how to succeed in the many ways one must in pursuit of a life fully lived, with the longevity of that success having such meaningful and beneficial consequence for all you loved. Farewell

          • Kimberly Pruden

            Rest In Peace Uncle John. I will always remember your Donald Duck impression and candy in your pockets. Your hold a dear spot, especially in my dads (Greg) heart. xoxo

            • Greg, Marilyn and Kimberly Pruden

              Our deepest Sympathies and condolences to you Audrey, Brian and family. He was a large part of my early life in Calgary. He will be greatly missed by many who knew him

              • Greg Pruden

                Our deepest Sympathies and condolences to you Audrey, Brian and family. He was a large part of my early life in Calgary. He will be greatly missed by many who knew him

                • Hugh Long

                  Hello Audrey I am deeply saddened by the news of your fathers passing. I always remember your dad as a great people’s person. My heartfelt condolences go out to you, your mom, and your family

                  • Avaiah

                    I will always miss you ❤️Avaiah

                    • : AB
                  • Avaiah

                    I will always miss you papa ❤️

                    • : AB

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