Jack Pothecary


Jack Pothecary, aged 95 years, passed away June 9, 2006. Born September 29, 1910, in Wiltshire, England, he and his family moved to Canada in 1913 and settled in and around Oyama, BC. In May 1941 Jack enlisted in the RAF as a Radio Mechanic on Radar. He was invalided home in November 1943. He became a partner in Sage & Pothecary (later S&P Agencies) in Armstrong from 1945 until the mid 1960’s. Jack became very involved in the Royal Canadian Legion and eventually became President of Armstrong Branch #35. This led to his becoming President of the Pacific Command of the R.C.L. from 1959 – 1962. Around this time Jack became Mayor of Armstrong and held that position for two terms. His later years were spent on Salt Spring Island and Abbotsford, and he was a resident of George Derby in Burnaby when he passed away. Surviving are his sons Doug (Peggy) of Pitt Meadows and Dale (Bev) of Vernon; daughter Leslie (George) Ramsay of Langley and step-daughter Alana Chabot of Squamish; also fifteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, daughter Doreen (David) Pearce of Nelson and grandsons Dan Pearce and Gordon Pothecary. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2006, at the Armstrong Royal Canadian Legion. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Poppy Fund of the Legion. Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 546-7237.

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