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McFADYEN, Jack   -  June 13, 1935 - November 11, 2019 

Jack’s time with us ended on November 11, 2019 but he will live on forever in our memories. 

His was truly a life well-lived. 

An only child, Jack was born in Toronto and raised by his mother Lu while his father Mac served as a Burma Bomber; this gave Jack a life-long love of World War II history.

Jack’s personality and life view were heavily influenced by his childhood heroes from movies and literature; to the end of his life he would tear up watching “Shane” or reading “The Catcher in the Rye”.

They married and returned to Canada with their first-born, Sophie.  Three more children soon followed – Katie, Darcy and Jamie. 

The family enjoyed many happy years on Courcelette Road. 

Stella was a wonderful mother and wife and Jack had a long and successful teaching career, including several years as President of the Toronto Teachers’ Federation. 

Jack continued to be a loyal and loving caregiver to Lu and Mac.  Sadly, we lost Jamie in 2006 and Stella in 2012, but Jack recovered and continued to live life to the fullest, moving to Uxbridge where he made new friends and spent his final years breaking down barriers and crusading against political correctness. 

No one who met him will ever forget him.  

Please join us at a celebration of Jack’s life at Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CAMH in memory of Lu and Jamie, or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Durham Region in memory of Stella.

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