John Harbin
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Obituary of John Robert Harbin

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July 10, 1957 – Cross Row, Durham

October 1, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


John Harbin, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the age of 65 years.


John was born in England where he resided until he was 16 years old. He then moved to Surrey, BC where he lived with his uncle Alan and auntie Hannah. He went to work as soon as he got to Canada. He made good friends along the way and learned to enjoy sports other than English football. Eventually, John moved to AB with his wife Laurel where he stayed home and looked after his two dogs. He loved to go camping and enjoyed a campfire. He treasured all his family, especially all his grandchildren. John was a young soul with bright eyes and the most infectious laugh. He could light up a room with his energy. John will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. As per John’s wishes, no funeral or Celebration of Life services will be held. John would want to be remembered with a campfire and happy memories.


Besides his loving partner Laurel, John is survived by his four children, Jeff (Alicia), Chris, Troy (Maureen), and daughter, Ainsleigh (Brandon); seven grandchildren, Javin, Adam, Trinity, Brookelyn, Kinsleigh, Austin, and Chase. John is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. John was predeceased by his father, Clement Harbin, and his mother, Anne Harbin, nee Storey. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

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