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JACK (JOHN HUGH) ALEXANDER (published on February 17, 2010)



JACK (JOHN HUGH) ALEXANDER Peacefully, surrounded by family, Jack (John Hugh) Alexander passed away Monday, February 15, 2010. Born on March 16, 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jack was the youngest of three children to Jean and John Alexander of West Kildonan. Dad was introduced to music through the choir at St. John's High School and singing became a life long passion. Dad apprenticed and became a journeyman printer. Jack met Lorna, the love of his life and was introduced to the Pruden clan along Wavey Creek (Maggie town). Jack and Lorna had six children Cam (Nancy), Gary (Cindy), Bruce (Shelley), Jim (deceased), Cheryl and Edward, along with their ten grandchildren, Neil, Ian, Terry, Meagan, Heather, Jordan, Jocelyn, Randi, Dakota and Mariah. In the early days, Jack and Lorna traveled extensively pursuing his career with the family in tow. The family finally settled along Wavey Creek, in Clandeboye where Mom and Dad owned and operated Clandeboye General Store. Dad always enjoyed singing and sang at countless weddings, church choirs, and spent 17 years with The Manitoba Opera Company. Dad was a strong community supporter, volunteering with the Clandeboye United Church, Selkirk Food Bank, Clandeboye Community Club, St. Andrews Fire Department, Clandeboye Boy Scouts, Selkirk Pipe Band, and Selkirk General Hospital. Despite working long hours at the store, Dad was a life long learner and was always looking for the next great adventure. A passionate sports lover, Dad also loved to travel, taking many road trips across Western Canada with warm winter vacations to Mexico and Texas. Mom and Dad were inseparable working together side by side, seven days a week for 13 years at the store, and enjoyed their life together. A memorial service will be held at Clandeboye United Church on Friday, February 19 at 9:00 a.m. with Rev. Beth McLean officiating. A special thanks to staff of Betel Home and the Nursing staff at Selkirk General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba or the Palliative Care Department at Selkirk Hospital. Mom and Dad, Together Again Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.


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