Jack Pollard went to be with the Lord on February 20, 2012 at Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack at the age of 88 years.
Jack was born in Westlock, AB on May 24, 1923. He was the second oldest of 12 children. After high school he attended Vermillion Agricultural College for two years.
In 1941, he joined the RCAF, trained as a pilot and went overseas. In 1945, he moved to Vancouver, BC where he met the love of his life, Edna and they were married on March 15, 1947. They were blessed with twins, David and Diane. Jack worked at Dairyland for 40 years delivering milk and ice cream in Vancouver. He was a faithful and dependable worker.
He was a Cub Master, Royal Canadian Legion life member, treasurer of the Air Cadet League of Canada for eight years and also served in the Elks Lodge. He loved being with his five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Jack and Edna did a lot of travelling. They took a cruise to Alaska and flew to England three times, travelled to several countries in Europe, travelled with their truck and trailer across Canada and they also spent 17 winters travelling with their RV south to Arizona, Mexico, and California.
Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Edna; and twins, son David and daughter Diane; grandchildren: Sarah (Ben), Zachary (Ange), Kerey (Bora), Christy (Nathan), and Kevin (Sharlene); great-grandchildren: Nathan, Casey, Jack, Mia, and Kaleb; sisters Gwen, Marion (Carl), Lois (George); brothers Len (Leona), Russ (Evelyn), George (Ruth) and Art (Lynn); and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is sadly predeceased by his parents James and Barbara Pollard; brothers: Alf, Dick, Gilbert and Bill; and son-in-law, Lyle Smith.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack with Pastor Ken Smatlak officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Rainbow Estates clubhouse, 9055 Ashwell Rd, Chilliwack.
The family is deeply grateful for the care of Dr. Legresley and the nurses at the Chilliwack Hospital and also the Cascade Hospice staff. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences can be left at www.Woodlawn-MtCheam.ca