Jack died of prostate cancer February 13, 2014 at the age of 76 in his home in Sechelt. Jack led a full and interesting life. He graduated from UBC with a degree in Engineering Physics in 1960. After graduation, he worked at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York before returning to British Columbia in 1969 to pursue a variety of professional endeavours, including as owner/operator of a building supply store in Salmon Arm and as a dairy farmer, realtor and entrepreneur.
Privately, Jack’s family and his many friends will remember a wonderfully social man with an insatiable and infectious intellectual curiosity and an enormous capacity for deep and lasting friendship.
Jack is survived by his wife Marion, son Gregg [Audrey] grandchildren Katherine, Andrew and Madeline and brother Donald [Judith] He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Madeline, son Christopher and sister Marilyn. The family would like to thank Dr. Bruce Robinson and home care nurses Patrina, Jill, Lesley and Tracey for their excellent and compassionate care. Memorials have been held for Jack in Sechelt and Vancouver. Donations to the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, which maintains a beautiful Linden tree in Jack’s honour, are welcomed.”