John Louis Carson (Jack) WEBER

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WEBER - John Louis Carson (Jack) June 8, 1923 - March 19, 2014 With great sadness, we announce the passing of John Louis Carson Weber (known as Jack to all his friends) of North Vancouver, who left us on March 19th at the age of 90 years. Jack was predeceased by his loving wife Bette in 2008, and by two brothers, Allan (Al) and Garfield (Gar) Weber and a sister, Margaret Mary (Midge) Barclay. He is survived by his sons Wayne (Wendy) of Delta and Robin (Irene) of Prince Rupert, BC; two grandchildren, Ian and Larissa Weber; and numerous nephews and nieces. Jack was born in Vancouver and lived nearly all his life in Vancouver and North Vancouver, except for 8 years in Penticton and Prince George from 1956 to 1964. He grew up in the Dunbar area and graduated from Lord Byng High School in 1941. He married Bette in April 1945, and was exceptionally devoted to her throughout their long marriage. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from November 1942 to October 1945. Most of his career was with the federal Unemployment Insurance Commission (currently part of HRSD Canada), where he rose to become a manager and was known for his effective but quiet and compassionate relations with his clients and fellow employees. Jack was a man of many interests and hobbies. Photography, especially nature and landscape photography, was a strong interest for much of his life. He was literally a "Jack of all trades", who owned a great variety of tools and could make all kinds of things and fix almost anything in the house. At different periods of his life, he enjoyed rock collecting, bowling, curling, and ballroom dancing (with Bette). He and Bette greatly enjoyed travel, starting with camping vacations with Wayne and Robin in the 1960s, and graduating to long road trips to the southwestern U.S. and several ocean cruises in their later years. Jack joined TVS Branch 44 of the Canadian Legion in 1946, and was an active member of that branch until his death. He was also a long-time member of the Vancouver Natural History Society, now called Nature Vancouver. In his later years, he was also active in groups such as the Kiwanis Club of Capilano and the West Vancouver Seniors' Photo Club. Jack set a wonderful example as a devoted and loyal husband, father, and family man. The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff of the Lynn Valley Care Centre for the outstanding care they provided for Jack over the last 16 months, and also his close friend and devoted companion Joan, who so enriched Dad's last years and spent countless hours by his side. A memorial service and reception for Jack will be held starting at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 27th at the Boal Chapel, First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road in North Vancouver (phone 604-980-3451). A donation in Jack's memory, if you wish to make one, may be made to the B.C. Naturalists' Foundation or to the charity of your choice.

Published in The North Shore News from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2014