Jack Raymond passed away on October 28, 2008 at the age of 83 years. He was born in Grande Prairie, AB, on March 9, 1925, and during the Depression, moved to Idaho with his family when he was three years old.
His family returned to Canada when Jack was 10 and settled in Nelson where he completed his education. Jack had worked his entire career in the logging industry. Starting in Nelson, he then moved to Lumby. There, Jack met his future wife, Agatha, at a dance. They married on July 26, 1947.
Jack and Agatha had three daughters when they moved to Salmon Arm where Jack started working for Federated Co-op as a Scaler. Their fourth daughter was born in Salmon Arm. Over the years, Jack was promoted and held the position of Logging Superintendent when he retired in 1983.
During his retirement, Jack and Agatha enjoyed many fishing trips with numerous family and friends. As well as a trip to Alaska and a trip down to San Diego where they checked out the many golf courses. Jack and Agatha enjoyed their home and all the fruit trees and vegetables they grew there.
A favorite pastime of Jack’s was watching his watermelons grow and the company of Lois’ puppy, Molly, who gladly washed his face any chance she got.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, Laurent and Mary, and one brother, Tom. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Agatha, daughters, Gerry (Bruce) Inskip, Marilyn Raymond (David Hughes), Lois (Steve) Bosch, Cathy (Tom) McNie and his sister Louise Ahearn of Gibson. Jack really enjoyed his grandchildren, Jon, Josh, Greg (Ange), Warren, Emily, Sam and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on November 1, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Bowers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jack may be made
to the Parkinson Society of BC, 600 – 890 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1J9 or to the charity of your choice.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.