August 8, 1925 – March 12, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we mark the passing of Earl John (Jack) Wilson, peacefully in his sleep on March 12, 2021, close by his wife of over 70 years, Irene. Jack was 95 years old.
Jack was predeceased by his parents: Everitt and Gladys Wilson and his sister Helen Linton.
Jack leaves behind his sisters Elaine (Jack) Sine, Isabel Hannah and Joyce Albrechtson as well as his close friend and brother-in-law Reg Linton and brother-in-law Ray White. Also to mourn his loss are his daughters Lynn (Dave) Morgan, Diane (Ried) Beaulieu, and Sharon (Bill Weber) Sheppard; grandchildren Aaron Morgan, Keith Morgan, Stacey Lewis, Kim Fagan and Isabella Wilson-Beaulieu (will also miss him); great-grandchildren Kaylee, Bailey, Quinn, Claire, Kennedy and Maximilian.
Jack was born August 8, 1925 in Southampton, Ontario and early on became “the man of the house” with the passing of his father. Jack went to work at a bakery at a fairly young age and after that a furniture factory. At the start of World War 2, he worked as a machinist making airplane parts until he could join the navy.
He served on the Corvettes, the Oakville and the Arnprior. After the war, he ran a concrete block business and an “odd job” business–through which he met Irene. In the late forties, he left for the west coast to work at the Grand Duke Mine near Stewart and shortly thereafter he sent for Irene.
They were married in Prince Rupert in 1950 where they decided to stay and raise a family. Jack started at the Canadian Cellulose Pulp Mill in 1950 and worked there until his retirement in 1985.
Jack was an avid woodworker, baker, winemaker and world-traveler and was the go-to guy if you wanted to know how to do pretty much anything. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to thank the staff at Parkside Complex Care Home in Prince George, where Jack and Irene lived, for keeping him safe through the Covid crisis and enjoying his stories at a time when we could not all be there with him.
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