Jack was born in Thunder Bay (Fort William), Ont. on September 24, 1924. He died peacefully at home on September 13, 2002 surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He enlisted in the RCAF in the Second World War and went overseas in 1943. He was a tailgunner in an aircraft which was shot down in March 1944. Jack survived and evaded capture for six months with the underground until returning to England in the fall of 1944. After spending some time at home he returned to England and served with a new air crew until the end of the War in Europe.
He worked in several different trades until the mid-1950s when he became a full-time maintenance electrician with Abitibi/Price until his retirement in 1985. He then moved to Surrey with his wife Edna. They moved to Chilliwack in 1990.
Jack was predeceased by his father in 1978 and his mother in 1988.
He is survived by his wife Edna; sons, George of New Westminster, and Robert (Bob) of Surrey; grandchildren, Krystal and Shannon; brother George of Burnaby; sister Teenie of Albert Lee, MN.; brother Robert; and sisters, Mary Ann and Jean, all of Thunder Bay, Ont.
A memorial service will be held at The Senior’s Centre, 9400 College St., Chilliwack on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002 from 4-6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Society.
We wish to thank Dr. Ho and all the Palliative care people who attended Jack in his final days.
McLean’s Funeral Services in care of arrangements.