It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Jack Elliott Kristensen. Surrounded by family, he passed away peacefully on February 28, 2016. Jack was born in Indian Head, SK on December 29, 1925 and spent his childhood years in Saskatchewan. At the age of 17 he served for the RCAF as a paratrooper. Later he moved to BC, making Vernon his home since 1960. He loved spending time with his family camping, boating, biking and coaching baseball. Jack was passionate about football and spent many hours watching and discussing this sport! Regardless of any health issues that came his way, Jack inspired all of us with his determination for living, and living life happily! Jack had a way of making everyone feel special and loved. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered by his loving wife and best friend Marg, his children Monica (Glen), Suzanne (Phil), Spence (Heidi) and his blended family Marlene (Peter), Wendy, Kelly (Bob), Joe (Joanne) and Maria (Mark). He will also be greatly missed by his fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
We know Jack is dancing in his cowboy boots again!
Please join us for a glass of beer in remembrance of Jack at a celebration of his life to be held on Saturday, March 26th from 1 – 4 at the Army and Navy (2500 – 46 Avenue, Vernon).
Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Jack to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.