Posted: June 7th, 2016



JACK TOLLESTRUP passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the age of 80 years. Jack was born at the Galt Hospital on April 8, 1936 to Tolley (John) and LaVita Tollestrup. Jack enlisted into the army at the age of 18, served 3 years, following his service he drove semi and gas tankers until he retired in 1988. He is survived by his loving wife Marybelle, daughter Tamara (Mark) Meir of Taber, two grandchildren Matthew and Kaylee, two great grandsons Mason and Miles, brother Barry (Mary) Tollestrup, Scott and Troy of Lethbridge and sister Joan McKenna (Bob) and family of Medicine Hat. Jack was predeceased by his parents John and LaVita as well as his son Wade. Jack belonged to the Antique Car Club. He loved cars, especially the 1954 Cadillac. He loved the open road. In our truck and trailer and our little doggy Tia, we crossed Canada and the US twice, and spent 22 years in Yuma and area Arizona. He will be missed by our families and many friends in US and home. A family graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery on Thursday, June 9, 2016 and a Celebration of Jack’s life to be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Palliative Care unit, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Mike and Fran Coyne says:

    You will be missed my freind. We have had a lot of fun over the years and Fran and I were privaledged to spend so much time with you during your time of need in the hospital and in palliative care. We sure had some neat car discussions. I will think of yon every time i look out the window of my street rod international and see those perfect teardrop spotlights that were on your Studabaker and we traded cause they looked better on my truck and you were always sorry we did that trade and kept asking for them back but i wouldn’t budge. Thanks for the memories.

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