Arrol, John (Jack)
September 16, 1928 ~ February 4, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Dad, Papa, Uncle and friend on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at NRGH with family by his side.
Predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth; brother, Andrew and sister, Lillian Ranger. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Hilda; daughters, Karen, Vicki (Brett) and his precious grandchildren, Cory and Ashley; numerous special nieces and nephews and many dear lifelong friends.
Jack was born in Belfast, Ireland and came to Canada when he was 2. At 16 he started his apprenticeship at Pacific Sheet Metal where he worked his way up to Management, for a total of 45 years of service. He then worked at Inter-Kraft Contracting Ltd. until his retirement.
Always thinking of his family first in his kind and gentle manner, his infectious laugh and sense of humour will never be forgotten. Many years were spent doing what he loved, fishing at China Creek, being an avid bowler and never turning down a round of golf. Jack’s love of animals was always dear to his heart.
The family would like to thank Dr. Irvine and the amazing staff in ICU for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the SPCA, 2200 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, B.C.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, February 18 at Deerwood Place Estates (Clubhouse), 3950 Biggs Road from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.