On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 78, Jack passed away following a brief stay in hospital.
Devoted and loving Husband of 55 years to Diana (nee Eschuk). Loving Father to Michael (Wendy), Timothy (Jennifer) and Ben. Loving, proud and dedicated Grandfather to Keira and Liam. Son of late Michael and Johanna (nee Blanchette). Son-in-law to late Gerald Eschuk and Martha (nee Punstel). Brother-in-law to Garry, Lillian (Irvin), Dawn (Glenn) and Ingrid. Uncle to Craig, Heather, Rodney and Patty.
Jack served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy (1957-1962), Royal Canadian Air Force (1963-1980) and Federal Government of Canada (1980-1995), lived for his family, was a devoted friend to many and will be forever missed.
A special thanks to the medical team at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, especially the nursing team, for their efforts, care and compassion during Jack’s final days.
A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Public visitation is at 9:30 a.m., service at 11 a.m. and interment at 12 p.m. in the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces, followed by an on-site reception.
Donations to Prostate Cancer Canada (www.prostatecancer.ca) in the memory of Jack are welcome.
I knew Jack during my Navy days and he was best man at my wedding, being a friend of both my husband and I. What I love about him most of all, is honesty and his attitude of understanding in most circumstances. I will miss his belly laugh, his good words and his attention to our friendship throughout the years. Thank you Jack