Jack Trott passed away on June 19, 2008 at Eden Care Centre at the age of 87 years.
He was born in Chapleau, Ontario on November 5, 1920.
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn; children, Diane (Gary) Vermeer, Allan (Dawn), Linda, Jack, Sylvia (Donna); sister, Marie Sumlak; and brother, Richard (Marge).
He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy; brother, Clarance; and infant son Jerry.
Jack came to BC from Ontario as a teenager and started work at Aitkins Garage before going into the army, where he served in England and mostly in Holland. After being discharged, he settled in Chilliwack and married Evelyn Marling. They were married 10 days short of 61 years.
Jack’s most memorable accomplishment was cooking for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles at the Officer’s Mess at the Chilliwack Army Camp. His cooking career ended when he contracted yellow jaundice and the doctor said it came from all the grease he came in contact with. It was then that he went into painting houses inside and out as a painting contractor.
Jack retired and could be found at a fishing lake anywhere in BC where his camper would go. He and Mom loved fishing in the Merritt area and mom’s diary has 18 years of camping memories.
The family would like to thank Eden Care Centre for the excellent care, compassion and love that they have shown to Mom and Dad and the family; also to Dr. James Stopforth for his encouraging words.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, June 23, 2008 at First Avenue Christian Assembly.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.