John Ellis “Jack” Hiscock (nee MacDonald)

John Ellis "Jack" Hiscock (nee MacDonald)

Sep 15, 1931 – Jan 5, 2018
September 15, 1931 – North Sydney, Nova Scotia – January 5, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Hiscock, beloved husband of Edith Colter Hiscock (nee MacDonald), at the Foothills Medical Center in Calgary on January 5, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 86. He was surrounded by his family.

Jack was born the ninth of twelve children to John and Olive Hiscock in North Sydney, Nova Scotia. A true adventurer, he left Cape Breton in 1951 to join the RCMP in Regina. He enjoyed a long career that took him to many destinations across Canada. He retired as a Staff Sergeant in Yellowknife in 1979. Jack married the love of his life, Edie MacDonald, in Ottawa in 1962. They recently celebrated fifty-five years of marriage.

Besides his loving wife Edie, Jack is survived his children Patricia (Malcolm), Jennifer, Ron (Carla), Jacqueline (Tim), Carrie (John) and grandchildren Lauren, Andrew, Courtnay, Kellen, Andrea, Mitchell, Rachael, Aidan and Darragh, and by his sisters Kathleen, Olive, Adeline, Etta and Joyce.

At Jack’s request, no service will be held. A celebration of Jack’s life will take place in the spring, at a time and venue to be announced.

Graveside service to follow at Waterside, Nova Scotia in the summer of 2018. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email or to Calgary Health Trust, Suite 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615,

Our heartfelt thanks go out to Dr. Desiree Hao, the entire palliative care team at the Foothills Medical Centre, and to the entire staff of Unit 47 and 46 of the Foothills.

In living memory of Jack Hiscock, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.
McInnes & Holloway Funeral Home

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