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John William Nightingale

June 17, 1947 — January 24, 2024


John Nightingale, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, teacher, and friend, peacefully passed away on January 24, 2024, at his home in Calgary, Alberta. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Teresa Nightingale; children Jennifer (Marc) Sullivan of Calgary, AB, Jeffrey Nightingale of Crossfield, AB, Kenton (Tiffany) Nightingale of Diamond Valley, AB, and Daryl Nightingale of Calgary, AB; grandchildren Michael Kirkpatrick, Makita Kirkpatrick, Sadie Nightingale, and Piper Nightingale; siblings Margaret (Gerry) Goodhand, Sharon Nightingale, William Nightingale, and Barry Nightingale; niece Karen (Doug) Sims, nephew Stephen (Lisa) Goodhand; along with numerous other relatives and friends will fondly remember the memories they shared together. He was predeceased by his parents Irene and John Nightingale.

 John was born and raised in Montreal, QC. After serving 2 years in the Navy, he moved to Alberta where he met and married the love of his life, Teresa Wright. He was a true jack of all trades who excelled in every role he undertook. For sixteen years, John worked at Heritage Park. He also served as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant with the Catholic School Board. His patience and compassion created a nurturing environment where students thrived. John's commitment to his work and the well-being of every child he encountered made him an invaluable asset to the educational community.

 John will always be remembered for his exceptional sense of humor. He had a knack for bringing joy to any situation with his quick wit and lighthearted personality. His infectious laughter filled the room and lifted the spirits of everyone fortunate enough to know him. John also had a deep passion for the outdoors and was an avid supporter of the Montreal Canadiens. Whether camping under the starry sky or cheering on his beloved hockey team with friends and family, these activities brought him immense happiness throughout his life.

 One of John's proudest accomplishments was his dedication as a scout leader for thirty remarkable years. Through this role, he shaped the lives of countless young individuals guiding them towards becoming responsible and compassionate adults.

 The celebration of John's remarkable life will take place on February 10th, 2024 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Coach Hill Chapel (996 Strathcona Drive SW, Calgary) from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities – Alberta (

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 10, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints - Coach Hill Chapel

996 Strathcona Drive SW, Calgary, AB T3H 2K7

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