Jack was born June 27, 1931 in Toronto to Ernest William and Margaret Kathleen (Sweeney).
He will be forever remembered by his wife Lynn of 64 years, daughters Karen, Jill and Ann, grandchildren Rebecca (Nick), Kim (Hector), Diana, Jasper (Kenny) and Dustin (Laura), great-grandchildren Maia and Maeve, brother Bill (Jane), brother-in-law to Wendy and Don and uncle to many nieces and nephews, as well as lots of friends and colleagues. J
ack was predeceased by brother Don and sister Margaret.
Jack graduated from the College of Optometry in 1953 and continued with a long and successful career.
He volunteered with numerous organizations including Outreach Programs with the University of Waterloo through CIDA, Ministry of Transportation, as well as serving on many boards including Kennedy House Youth Services and Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jack was the president of the North Scarborough Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, as well as being an honorary member. Besides being hard working, Jack also loved to travel both with the family and with Lynn within Canada and many places around the world.
He especially enjoyed trips in the "old car", his vintage MG with Lynn and the car club members.
A very special thank you from the family to the staff at the Scarborough Retirement Residence and Scarborough Centenary Hospital for your kindness and compassion. Jack, as well, appreciated your thoughtful care.
A funeral will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at McDougall & Brown, Scarborough Chapel at 2900 Kingston Road. There will be a family receiving line and gathering at 11:00 a.m., service at 12:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Inurnment will take place at Resthaven Memorial Gardens at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, Kennedy House Youth Services, the Toronto Zoo, Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra or the organization of your choosing.