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December-11-17
What an awful shock! I could not believe it was our Jack! It is a younger photo. I finally have to accept the loss of a wonderful neighbour! So, so sorry, Jean!
December-05-17
I met very few teachers after high school, Jack was the exception. Dropped by the Oliver st house some years ago and he did remember me, surprise. This past summer found some grade nine science notebooks with Jack's corrections. You always had your homework done in Jack's class because he would check. Some how Jack instilled in us a work ethic which has stood us well in our own lives. Our deepest sympathy to Jean and family, The Redford family, Leslie, Gwyneth, Marilyn, Murray, students at Lansdowne 1968 to 1980
November-29-17
HI Dad. We miss you so much. I know you'd like this cheezy candle...similar to all the cheezy free e-Valentine's cards you'd send me each year. Love you forever, Karrie.
November-21-17
I was so sorry when Bruce told me of Jack's passing. There were many great times in Oak Bay soccer and team gatherings. Sending love and comfort to you and your family at this time.
November-20-17
Jean,
It's been a long time since we attended Oak Bay High together & that first year at UVIC.
I haven't any words which will help you with your loss, just that I'm thinking about you & sorry for your loss.
Jody Hunter,
Wells, BC
November-20-17
I taught with Jack at Reynolds and on my spares I often went down to watch him teach chemistry. He was a master teacher and my good friend. We are saddened by his loss.
November-19-17
The most fierce, toughest, FINEST TEACHER I EVER HAD. He got me through and I am a better,more successful man for it. I stlll invoke his name with reverence. Lansdowne Junior '68 to '70. Deepest sympathy to his family.
November-19-17
Jack taught across the hall from me at Lansdowne Jr. Secondary in the early 1970s. He always had a smile on his face and loved to chuckle over student high jinks. I enjoyed his sense of humour and it was great to see him at Commonwealth Place and have a visit. Sorry for your loss.
November-19-17
To Jean and family - Very sorry to hear of your loss. I'll always remember him as a lovely guy and a great neighbour.
November-19-17
When Jack and I were in our late teens photography was expensive. At the time I had just started my very low paying apprenticeship and could hardly afford 5¢ for a coffee, so photography did not exist for me. Hence the only photos I have are recent ones. The like of which I would suspect you already have.

Jack's dad often lent Jack his car, so when we went places that was our only mode of travel, other than transit which cost money.

After high school Jack started working for Ferry Meats so he made more money than I at the time. Most of our entertainment, at the time, was free things like going out on Jack's dad's boat or playing tennis et cetera.

Later Jack worked for Hudson's Bay and moved to Victoria. As ferries were expensive and I had no phone, staying in touch was difficult. Also I worked in Japan and Europe for a while, which also made staying in touch difficult. Being Dyslectic I could not write to him till years later when I married my wife, a special ed teacher, who taught me to read and write. As a result we slowly lost touch till computers and e-mail came to be.

After you moved to the US all my contacts, in Victoria, were Jack, your mother and Karin (who I have always called Sunshine). Actually most of the photos I have of Jack are photos Sunshine sent me, which I'm sure you have too.

Though we lived an ocean apart and saw each other rarely and contacted mostly by phone, I always thought of Jack as a good friend and I will truly miss him, as I'm sure everyone he touched will.

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