John (Jack) FIDLER

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FIDLER, John (Jack) Jack passed away on November 10, 2012 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. It is with great sadness that we announce his passing. Jack is survived by his wife Gladys, who he dearly loved; his granddaughter Lisa (Cam) Selbie; grandson Michael Fidler; their mother Marlene; great-grandchildren: Carissa and Brett; sister Mary (Ron) Bryce and other family and friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Edith; son David; and daughter-in-law Deanna. Jack retired after thirty six years from Canada Safeway Limited as District Manager for Vancouver Island. He enjoyed a prestigious career and the pride and respect of many people. He was a proud member of the Victoria Golf Club for over fifty years. He served as President and a supporter of events and committees. Some of his happiest hours were spent on the course. He treasured the many friendships of members and staff. We wish to extend special thanks to Dr. Jason Hart and the health care team at the Victoria Cancer Clinic. Also thanks to the terrific staff at the RJH Ambulatory Care Unit. The care given to Jack by Dr. Mann and Dr. Jollymore will always be remembered and greatly appreciated. This verse touched Jack the first time he read it and he gave it to me. I want to share it with you: TO THOSE I LOVE AND THOSE WHO LOVE ME When I am gone, release me; let me go I have so many things to see and do You must not tie yourself to me with tears; be happy we had so many years. I gave you my love-you can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown but now, it is time I travelled on alone. So, grieve a while for me, if grieve you must, then let your grief be controlled with trust. It's only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories with your heart. I won't be far away for life goes on; So, if you need me, call, and I will come. Though you can't see or touch me I'll be near, and if you listen with your heart, you'll hear all my love around you soft and clear, and then, when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and whisper, "WELCOME HOME" No service by request. Condolences can be sent to www.firstmemorialfuneral.com "> www.firstmemorialfuneral.com (Victoria link).

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Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, 2012
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