Jack (Claire) John Wilson

Jack (Claire) John Wilson

July 1, 1923 – November 6, 2012

We are saddened to announce that Jack Wilson passed away peacefully on November 6, 2012. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Cyrus and Edith and his daughter, Marilyn. He is survived by Elsie, his loving wife of 68 years; their son, Robert (Bob); his wife, Wendy (Martin); granddaughters, Bonnie and Katherine of Toronto and sister, Helen Zentner of Langley.

Jack was born and raised in Oxbow, Saskatchewan. During WWII, Jack enlisted in the RCAF at Brandon, Manitoba, where he served as a mechanic. At this time, he met and married Elsie and eventually they moved to Vancouver where their daughter was born and Jack trained to become a Furrier. Moving to Vernon in 1949, Jack established Wilson Furs. In 1968, Jack and Elsie bought F.M. Ladies Wear which they owned and operated until retirement in 1996.

Having a strong interest in community, Jack often initiated and dedicated many years to a variety of organizations. He was Chairman of the Vernon Centennial Committee 1966/67, a member of Silver Star Parks Board, Chairman of the Cancer Society, Chairman of the Board of the Vernon Museum, Chief of the Sons of Scotland, a member of the Heritage and Historical Societies, an active member of Trinity United Church and the Air Force Association.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”

In December, the family will gather to celebrate Jack’s long and happy life. As well, we express our deep gratitude to Dr. Larrie Mandrek, the staff of the Jubilee Hospital and Rick Trehearne of Vernon Funeral Home.

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