John Henry “Jack”
Jack passed away peacefully in Hospice House on April 20th, 2008
at the age of 88 years. He was born in London, England on December
25th, 1919 and immigrated to Canada at the age of three.
Jack spent his early years ‘riding the rails’ from east to west, stopping
at many locations to work as a farm and ranch hand.
During 1942 to 1945, Jack proudly served his country during WWII.
In 1948, he moved to the Kootenays and spent 41 years ranching
at Ta Ta Creek. During that time Jack actively served on many
committees endeavoring to improve the agricultural community.
In 1989, Jack semi-retired to Lavington and continued his passion
for ranching until his passing. Jack was predeceased by his
parents, two brothers, one sister, his fi rst wife Mildred in 1966, his
second wife Irene Price in 1998, several brothers-in-law, sistersin-
law and nephew. He is survived by his son Harold (Janet) of
Kingsgate, B.C., granddaughter Jolyne (Adam) Summerland, great
grandson Logan Jack Gutsell, step granddaughter Misha of Prince
George, step great grandchildren, Danica, Madelynn and Lucas,
special friends, Lucille Haberenko, Heather Middleton and Darlene
Wright, special nieces, Karen Peters of Ontario and Judy Ossington
of Vernon, daughters-in-law, Alice McLean and Marlie Brown, sistersin-
law, Edna Ossington, Edith Jerome and Doris Allen, brothers-inlaw,
Chuck Burrell and Bill Burrell, numerous nieces and nephews
in Alberta, B.C. and Ontario. The funeral service was held at 1:30
p.m. on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 from the chapel of Pleasant Valley
Funeral Home with Mr. Trevor Holmes offi ciating. Burial
followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A reception was held
in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room. In lieu of fl owers, those friends
wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Jack may do
so to the Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to:
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home