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WARREN, Jack H. (Jake), O.C., LLD After a short stay at Ottawa General, Jake has passed away in the full embrace of his loved and loving family. Born in April, 1921 on an Ontario tobacco farm, he was raised and educated in Ottawa and completed his studies at Queen's University, Kingston, B.A., LLD. In World War II he welcomed responsibility as a naval officer on many ships, notably HMCS Valleyfield which was torpedoed and sunk in the frigid North Atlantic in 1944. His survival only ensured and reinforced his commitment to deliver a genuine public service to a country that he loved. An interest in trade and internationalism brought him post-war to the Department of External Affairs and in due course to appointments as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (1971-1975) and Ambassador to the United States of America (1975-1977). His focused dedication and overwhelming work ethic were rewarded with varied positions of significance throughout his life, including Deputy Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (1968-1971). In 1977 he returned to Canada to act as Ambassador and Canadian Coordinator of the Tokyo Round of World Trade Negotiations (1977-1979). Upon his well-deserved retirement from the federal public service, but still hungry for intellectual challenge, he accepted the Vice-Chairmanship at Bank of Montreal and then represented the Province of Quebec as its Free Trade Policy Advisor during NAFTA negotiations. He received the Public Service Outstanding Achievement Award in 1975 and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1982. The many achievements in his professional life only pale against the happiness and love that he shared with dear Joan, his wife of 55 years, his four children, Hilary, Martin, Jennifer (Charlie), Ian (Andrea) and his grandchildren, Andrew, Colin, Alec, Beverly, Thomas, Madeline, Emily, Jack, Robert and the late Fiona, who will miss his great wit, dining-room table exuberance and unsuccessful efforts at discipline. He has been a great friend of many and his absence at Round Table, CHIMO, Stammtisch, White Pine and on the salmon rivers will be conspicuous. Funeral service will take place at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the NAC Orchestra Bursary would be appreciated.

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April 1, 2019
In Valleyfield we will never forget Jake Warren.As a survivor of HMCS-Valleyfield he was a strong supporter of the VALLEYFIELD sea cadet cadet corps. 2019 is the 75th anniversary of the torpidoing of HMCS Valleyfield and we will will also remember all of his crewmates.Thank you and RIP.
Lt(N) Pierre Lefebvre
April 7, 2008
Mrs. Warren, Hilary, Colin, Jennifer, Charlie & Family
We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. It is such a great honour to have known Mr. Warren. I really enjoyed talking with Jack, he was a real character, the genuine article. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we send our love.
Jonathan & Cynthia Collins
Jonathan Collins
April 6, 2008
Dear Ian, Andrea, Maddy and Jack,

We are thinking of you all and extend our condolences.

Don, Marjolein, Willem and Alise.
April 6, 2008
I was deeply saddened to hear of Jake's passing. He will always be part of my summer memories of Larrimac-he seemed "magical" to me. A special person with a giant heart. I am so sorry for your loss.
Meg Avon (nee Chown)
April 6, 2008
Dear Joan, Hilary, Jennifer, Ian, Matthew, and all of your families: My heart is with you He was a wonderful man. Joanne Pritchard nee Chown Peterborough and Larrimac
Joanne Pritchard
April 6, 2008
My deepest condolences to you Madame Warren and your family.Jake as been a model for me as well as a hero for the Canadian Navy.I have learned a great deal from him.He will be greatly missed.As for the Valleyfield we will remember him.Bon courage.Lt(N)Pierre Lefebvre(Ex.CO.RCSCC-Valleyfield)Salaberry-de-Valleyfield,Qc
Pierre Lefebvre
April 4, 2008
Our deepest condolences to the Warren family
Robyn Gaudaur (Stoner)
April 3, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time....
Sandra, Andy, Gordon Vanstokkom
April 3, 2008
Thank you for the kindness and understanding you always extended to our family.
Gary and Marty Newman
April 3, 2008
Dear Ian, Andrea and family,

Our deepest condolences. Your father had great character and will be missed.

Elise Aylen and David McGovern
Elise Aylen
April 3, 2008
Outstanding memories of Labrador- great fishing, lively discussions, and most of all, wonderful friend.
Pablo Mackenzie Mackenzie
April 3, 2008
My deepest condolences to Mrs. Warren and family. I will miss him very much at the Rideau Club Round Table each week. He was a fine gentleman.
Maria Lengemann and Byron Lantier
Maria Lengemann
April 3, 2008
Our deepest condolences.

The Salahors
Marc Salahor
April 3, 2008
One of my most enjoyable memories was working in the office of the Deputy Minister, when Mr. J.H. Warren was Deputy Minister. Al, Peter, Edna, Pat and Kay and myself - we all worked as a team to with him to keep that office running. One of the best "bosses" I ever had, he was a true gentleman.
Gaile Williamson (Cannon)
April 3, 2008
On behalf of the Retired Heads of Mission Association (RHOMA), of whick Jake was a loyal member, and also on behalf of Linda and myself we extend our most hearfelt sympathies. Jake was a distinguished public servant and diplomat who served his country well. He was also a fine gentleman and great leader of his troops. We have fond memories of our time together in London many years ago and in the warm and generous welcome Jake and Joan extended to all newcomers there. He also took us to Buckingham Palace for the reception with the Queen.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We regret we will not be able to attend the memorial service as we are currently in BC and will be there most of next week.


John and Linda Noble
President RHOMA
John Noble
April 3, 2008

Sincere condolences to you are your family. You are in my prayers.
Francine Glandon (Official Residences)
April 3, 2008
Jennifer, Ron and Carolyn Keays (nee Newman)
April 3, 2008
Victor J Wilgress
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