Died peacefully at Island View Place in Sidney, BC on February 26, 2015 at the age of 88.
Born to Ernest Wilbert and Verna Maude on May 25, 1926 in Winnipeg, MB; he was predeceased by his parents and sister Doreen Collings.
Jack married Marlyn on July 27, 1946 in Hamilton, ON and was married for 68 years. He is survived by two daughters: Diane (Paul) Walton and Deb Callaghan (Pat), grandchildren: Jeffrey (Lindsay), Ryann (Ben) and Shannon (Doug), great grand-children: Maya, Dylan, Ceili and Morgan.
Dad had a successful career at Manitoba Hydro and Alcan until retiring in the early 90’s when he began his second passion as an investor managing his own portfolio.
Jack was deeply loved by his family and friends who have many wonderful memories. His loud, long stories and his creation of new words – “Kearnsizms” brought laughter to all who knew him. His “other” hobbies included playing pool, going to Reno slot tournaments, watching curling, and Friday lunches with his “buds”. You could always find Dad in front of his computer or sitting on the back deck of his beloved home in Chemainus enjoying a few cocktails. He put the “fun” in functioning! He lived every day to the fullest until the end.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army. The family would like to thank the staff at Island View and especially Trish; and also Dr. Jon Philips, for the understanding and care of our father. Cremation entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services.