BATTIE, John (Jack) Allessie
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend Jack Battie, born December 14, 1918 in Ladysmith, BC, on May 24th, 2007 at the age of 88 years. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Rud and Mary Battie, sister Margaret DeClark, grandsons Ronald and John Warner and his beloved wife Maggie of 60 years. He leaves to mourn his passing, son Lindsay (June) Munro of Inverness Scotland, daughters Elaine (Reg) Warner, Glenda (Gord) Paterson, Valerie (Larry) Morgan of Ladysmith and Vivian (Colin) Cameron of Nanaimo. Also his grandchildren, Scott (Chelsea), Shelley (Patrick), Kent, Dean (Christine), Susan (Bob), Gord (Michaela), Laura, Jack (Alana), David (Judith), Glenda (David), great grandchildren, Genni, “JD”, Josh, Rachel, Ashley, Jamie, Paige, Wyatt, MacKenzie, Gretchen, Jacob and Lola. Brothers, Rud (Ellen) Battie, Stewart (June) Battie, Ronald (Norene) Battie and sister, Paddy (Murray) Chadwick, all of Ladysmith. Numerous nieces, nephews and special cousins Ab and Ray Battie. Jack Graduated from Ladysmith High in 1935 and started working for Comox Logging. During the Second World War he joined the Canadian Forestry Corp. in 1939-1945 and was stationed in Scotland where he found his beloved Maggie. When he returned home he again worked for Comox Logging until he started his career with the Town of Ladysmith working his way up the ladder from labourer to Waterworks Foreman until his retirement in 1973. Jack was active in many sports including wrestling, soccer, basketball AAA champ for BC in 1935, bowling, horseshoes with the BC with the BC Senior games and playing backcatcher for the Traveller’s Hotel softball team, eventually becoming manager. He served his community as a volunteer fireman for 25 years and was a very active CUPE representative for his fellow coworkers. The most important role to Jack was to be there for family and friends in his own quiet way. We will miss your “Cheeky” grin, twinkling eyes and quiet ways, love you always till we meet again. A visitation was held on Monday, May 28th at 7:00 pm at Sand Funeral Chapel, #1 Newcastle Ave., Nanaimo. Services are being held at Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Ladysmith, BC, Tuesday, May 29th at 11:000 am followed by a reception held at the Eagle’s Hall, Ladysmith, Father Wang officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Sands Funeral Home, Nanaimo.