It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Jack Ernest Crosman on October 26, 2004 in Chilliwack, B.C.
Loving husband and best friend of Patricia Catherine (nee Morrison) Crosman for over 50 years. Dear father of Peter (Dawn) Crosman of St. Albert, Alta., John Crosman of Victoria, B.C., Tricia (Pat) Stogran of Ottawa, Ont. and Chris (Cindy) Crosman of Chilliwack, B.C. Precious Papa to Rhiannon, Danielle, Catherine, Patrick, Scott, John (J.J.), Nicholas, Jennifer and Benjamin Jack Crosman and Molly and Dylan Stogran.
Jack was predeceased by his parents Ernest Emerson and Jenny (nee Perry) Crosman, brothers Clarence, Gordon and Ernest (Mickey) Richard and sisters Doris Claremont and Patricia LeBlanc.
He is survived by his sister Marion Cormier of Caissie Cape, N.B., many brother-in- laws and sister-in-laws, special nieces and nephews, colleagues and many, many friends.
Jack Crosman was born in Moncton, N.B., October 30, 1930. He served 36 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (RCHA) and was a veteran of the Korean War. He commanded a missile base in post war Germany, served in Quebec during the FLQ crisis, commanded the Artillery School in Gagetown, N.B., and was the Base Commander of C.F.B. Chilliwack from 1977 to 1980.
Upon retirement, he became active in the Chilliwack community serving on the board of the First Heritage/Envision Credit Union, was President of Rotary, area coordinator for Emergency Response, a member of the Legion, and President of the 1993 B.C. Summer Games. He and Pat moved to the Chilliwack area in 1977 and fell in love with the Valley immediately. He was a loving husband, father and Papa, and will be eternally missed.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at the Sardis Community Church on South Sumas Rd.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.