John (Jack) Archibald Coutts, known as Chilliwack Jack the Honey man, passed away April 14th, 2010 at the Chilliwack General Hospital.
He was born May 6th, 1925 in Perth, Ontario. He traveled west in search of work at the age of 17. In 1965 he was united in marriage to Agnes Lambert. Together they formed Chilliwack River Valley Natural Honey. Agnes predeceased him in 2001.
Jack is survived by two brothers Murray (Kaye) Coutts of Perth, Ontario and Allan (Audrey) Coutts of Kingston, Ontario, two daughters JoAnn (Harold) Wells of Calgary, Alberta and Bette (Dennis) Shaw of Victoria, BC, a very special and devoted friend, Doreen Gagnier of Lindell Beach, Cultus Lake, Charles Neels, a remarkable young man that held a special place in Jack’s heart, five grandchildren Mike, Ian, Colin, Corinne, and Kent, eight great-grandchildren and four nephews Doug, David, Paul, and Robert. Also one step-daughter Joanne (Rodger) Smith of Terrace, BC and one step-son Paul (Michelle) Lambert of Victoria, BC.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. R. Insanally and the staff of the Chilliwack Hospital for their compassionate care. Also we would like to thank the staff at the Waverly Seniors Village for all their kindness. Thank you to the residents of the Waverly for their encouragement and friendship.
A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Henderson’s Funeral Home Tea Room. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the C.N.I.B. or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com