DAVIS, John Elwood "Jack"
April 26, 1924 – Winnipeg, MB
June 23, 2014 – Calgary, AB
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Davis at the age of 90 on Monday, June 23, 2014. Born in Winnipeg and raised in Red Deer and Lethbridge Alberta, Jack joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at age 17 where he flew for Transport Command during World War II. His discharge from the Air Force led him back home to Lethbridge where he met and married Joan in 1948. Immediately after the war, he attended the University of Alberta and graduated as a Civil Engineer. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Calgary where he started his career in Consulting Engineering working for Haddon, Davis and Brown. After leaving the consulting business he ran for Alderman in Ward 6 and served for seven years from October 1964 to October 1971. He also cofounded Community Antenna Television in 1970 which built the first cable television system in south Calgary. Jack served as a Director on several boards including Rogers Communications, the Calgary Stampede and the Foothills Hospital. He also served as a Chairman for the Canadian Cable Television Association. Jack was known for his hard work ethic, his distinguished career in the cable television industry in Canada, his love of travel, golf and fishing. He took great pride in taking care of his family who will always remember him for his wise advice. After he retired to live in Duncan, BC he spent many winters in Maui and travelled extensively before returning to Calgary. He will be dearly missed by his son Brett; daughter Patricia; daughter-in-law Elizabeth; son-in-law Jay; two grandchildren Tristan and Amanda; two great grandchildren Everett and Teagan; as well as brother Edgar. Jack was predeceased by his mother and father, Latisha and Edgar; his brother George; sisters Latisha and Margaret; and daughter Karen. He was a good father and grandfather, a friend to many and will be profoundly missed but fondly remembered. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Jack Davis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from June 27 to June 28, 2014