Jack is survived by his children: Albert (Colleen), Armand (Denise), Marie Kerchum (Walter), Julie Novak, Jeannette Kopak (Rick), Michele Holland (Jimm); by his stepchildren: Jerry Peterson (Trish), Tim Peterson (Linda), Bill Peterson (Kathy), Nanna Hamilton (Ron); by 27 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and by his sister Irene Savage.
Jack was predeceased by his first wife, Jeanne Thomas and by his second wife, Barbara Peterson. Jeanne, his first wife and mother of his children, died in 1965 after 22 years of marriage. Barbara, his second wife and mother of his stepchildren, died in 2007 after 38 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his parents, his only brother, one of his two sisters and two of his stepchildren, Vanessa Peterson and Jeffrey Peterson.
Up until his retirement, Jack enjoyed his work at the Edmonton and Two Hills plants of Celanese Canada for over 25 years.
The family would like to thank the staff of Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre for their care of and kindness to Jack over the past ten years.