September 20, 1929 – September 19, 2010
Jack Hudson passed away peacefully on September 19, 2010 with his family by his side at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Jack was predeceased by his father Orin; his mother Attie; brothers Roy, Norman, Donald, Gordon, Harvey; and his sister Clair Banting. Jack is survived by his sister Pearl Ratcliff; his wife Jean; his children John (Norma) Hudson, Jean Hudson (David Michaels), Jim (Liz) Hudson and Jerry Hudson; his ten grandchildren Cheryl (Ryan) Stelck, Sandi Wujcik, David Wujcik, Thomas Hudson (Jill Taylor), Dennis Hudson (Daylene Bowlby), John, Erica, Marissa, Kai and Jeff Hudson; his six great-grandchildren Jillian, Maddie, Alex, Matthew, Ciara Rose, Andrew; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack was born on September 20, 1929 at the family homestead in Spirit River, AB and lived in the Peace River area, where he met his wife Jean and married in 1953. Jack retired from Imperial Oil in 1985 after 35 years of loyal service in BC, AB and SK. Jack and Jean moved to Vernon in 1992, where Jack enjoyed his time with friends, family and golfing. Jack taught his family to have a strong work ethic, to enjoy the good things in life, to know right from wrong, to maintain good values, to treat people with love and respect, and to never give up.
Respecting Jack’s wishes, he was cremated and no funeral service will be held. The family will gather for a private ceremony. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Jack to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (#4, 1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9).
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: firstname.lastname@example.org