We are very saddened by the unexpected passing of our beloved Jack on September 7th. His grand-dog Gimly was right there with Jack as well as his cat, Roy.
Jack is survived by his very much-loved son Ryan (Cleo), his beloved Mother, Anne, sisters Laurie (Dennis) and Judy; His brothers, Todd (Sarah) and Cory (Janine). Jack had many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and nephews, friends, work buddies and most recently, a welcoming dog park family. He was predeceased by his Father, David and his nephew, Colby.
Jack was born in Beaverlodge, Alberta. His family moved to Chetwynd when Jack was a few months old then to Prince George, where Jack made his life-long home.
Jack grew up spending time riding motorbikes, snowmobiling, fishing and hanging out with his buddies, specifically Brian Staulnick. He also liked to be with his siblings who he had very close relationships with. Jack worked in the logging industry, starting with Carrier lumber, when he was 16. He would go on to remain in the logging industry, spending the bulk of his career with Forrest Hill, where he found his work home. He would often share great stories of his work and his work buddies.
Due to health concerns, Jack retired early. His long-time love for the outdoors remained. Jack still loved fishing, camping and being with family. His devotion to Ryan, his family, friends and grand-dog Gimly was evident. When his Father passed away, Jack took over: taking care of Anne and seeing her every single day.
Within the last few months, Jack developed many friendships within the dog park community. He found companionship and love there.
His mom Anne said Jack did not like to say good-bye, he preferred to say “see you later” when leaving.
So today, and all our tomorrows Jackie Ray.
“See you later Dad, Son and Brother”.
You are always loved.
A celebration of Jack’s life is to be held September 17th at 12pm at The Elks Hall in Prince George.
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