Bready, Albert John Stanley (Jack)
August 21, 1930 – August 3, 2012
Jack quietly slipped away in the early morning of August 3, 2012. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his daughters, Kellie (Dennis) and Terri; his adored granddaughter, Shaelyn; his brother, George (Loraine); sisters, Arletta (James), Beverley, and Nola (Peter) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his best friend and partner, Kay Rice and his parents John and Arletta Bready.
Jack was born in Edmonton Alberta, the oldest of 5 children; he left home at 16 to make his way in the world. Jack was a hard worker and tried his hand at many things, from farming to surveying; he was a “Jack“ of all trades. He settled in Clearwater BC where he lived for over 35 years until his retirement from Slocan in 1993 as a Draftsman. Following his retirement, he moved to Nanaimo.
Jack was an active member of the Lions Club, first in Clearwater and then in Nanaimo, and was presented with the Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship Award in 2010 for his Outstanding Achievement and Contributions to Lionism. Jack was an avid curler and member of the Nanaimo Curling Centre’s Senior Men’s Division.
Jack loved music and was often found playing his guitar and singing at home, around the campfire or at family gatherings. Saturday nights in Clearwater you would usually find him on stage, behind his drums, playing with the Trophy Mountain Boys.
Jack was always the optimist. His positive outlook on life and his sense of humour was his gift to those who had the honour of knowing him.
Funeral Service, for Jack, will take place Monday, August 20th at 11:00 a.m., at Sands Funeral Chapel, Nanaimo, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Sands – Nanaimo