John "Jack" GEDDES

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GEDDES, Dr. John "Jack"
On August 28, 2017, John (Jack) Geddes passed away at the age of 92. His life will be celebrated by his wife Rae, daughter Diane (Brian), son Geoff (Tracey), grandsons Matthew and Spencer and his sister Nora.
Jack grew up in Milestone, Saskatchewan. He joined the service in 1943 at the age of 17 as a bombardier. In 1945, he was admitted to the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta, graduating in 1950. He then started his dental practice in Edmonton where he continued until he retired in 1990.
Golf and curling were his favorite past times and he excelled at both. His sporting career was highlighted by posting a rare hole-in-one in Radium and winning The Brier – the Canadian national curling championship – with his teammates in 1958 in Victoria.
When it came to spectator sports, he was an avid fan of the Oilers and Eskimos for decades. Through good times and bad, his approach to "his teams" mirrored his attitude to family: an undying loyalty and devotion that never wavered.
In 1961 he married Elizabeth Gaetz (Rae) and they enjoyed a long and happy life together.
Through it all, he displayed a kindness and quiet dignity that earned respect in many circles. And looking back, he could say he had much in common with his favorite singer, Frank Sinatra. He didn't always do it the easy way or the popular way, but he did it his way.
We would like to thank the staff at Hardisty Care Centre for the wonderful care they gave dad during the last 6 months of his life. Their support gave his family great peace of mind through difficult times.
Cremation has taken place. At Jack's request, a private family gathering will be held at a later date. No flowers please. Donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta.

Published in The Edmonton Journal from Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, 2017
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