FOSTER, Jack (John A. L.)
1929 – 2014
With saddened hearts and much love we say farewell to Jack who passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on October 26, 2014 in Nanaimo, BC. Jack is predeceased by his loving wife Mary and is survived and will be dearly missed by his two sons Terry (Susan) Foster and Russ (Cindy) Foster, his daughter Carla (Army) Montrose, his nine grandchildren Mark, Neil, Colleen, Kyle, Taylor, Brady, Brett, Blake, Cameron, his sister Vaughn and his beloved dog Jamie. Jack is predeceased by his four brothers Doug, Harold, Bill, and Bart. Jack was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1929. In 1948 he began his training in the RCMP and shortly after met and married Mary, his wife of 48 years. Over the course of his RCMP career Jack and Mary and the family lived in a number of places in Saskatchewan including Glaslyn, Meadow Lake, Yorkton, Regina, North Battleford and Prince Albert. Jack had a very successful 25 year career with the RCMP during which he made many friendships that have lasted a lifetime. In 1972 he left the RCMP and the family moved to Tsawwassen, BC where he continued working in the Public Service with a brief stint in Whitehorse, Yukon. In 2001 Jack and Mary retired to Nanaimo, BC where Jack enjoyed swimming, playing a good game of crib and being an avid Roughrider fan. He had a passion for dogs and could be found many days at the park walking his dog and visiting with friends. For many years Jack and Mary enjoyed attending the Annual RCMP reunions and reconnecting with the many friends they had made while he was a member. Jack was a devoted husband and father, a great friend to many, a fun person to be around and will always be remembered as “one of the good guys”.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Jack’s Life will take place at 1:00 pm on November 10 at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo, BC. Family and friends will be welcome to speak about their memories of Jack.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.