Passed away on September 26, 2016 at the age of 85. Survived by his sons John (Liana) McGreevy of North Vancouver, Gord (Candace) of Kelowna; grandchildren Olivia, Jackson and sister Yvonne (Rick) Wiley of North Vancouver. Predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy and his older brother Bill.
Jack was born July 25, 1931 in Winnipeg, MB where he was raised and educated. As a young man, he played both hockey and golf, his 2 biggest interests that lasted his lifetime and created many lasting friendships along the way.
He met and married his wife Dorothy in Winnipeg in 1956 and soon after they started their family.
While living in Winnipeg Jack’s professional career was with Midwest Detroit Diesel, he was transferred to Thunder Bay in 1959 and later to Regina in 1973, where he retired as Vice President of the company.
Shortly after he retired from working in 1991, Jack and his wife Dorothy moved to Kelowna, where they happily lived out the remainder of their years.
Jack was very social, friendly and generous, making numerous friends easily….which lead to him acquiring his nickname “Friendly”….he made countless great friends throughout his lifetime, some of which he was even able to convince to follow him to and also retire in Kelowna.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at Fernbrae Manor, at Kelowna General Hospital, and at the Hospice House.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October1, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.
Should family and friends so desire, memorial donation may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.