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JOHN (JACK) ALLISON BRACKEN (published on February 23, 2010)

JOHN (JACK) ALLISON BRACKEN It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack, beloved husband, father and grandfather, on February 20, 2010 at Concordia Hospital. He leaves to mourn his wife Vera, of 59 years, daughter Pat McIntyre (Richard), son Barry (Ferne), son Wayne (Laurie), and grandchildren Michael, Shannon, Kathryn, John and Dexter. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Elsie McLeod, brother-in-law Garry Davidson and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Margaret Bracken, sisters Jean Bishop (Ted), Margaret Boyce (Bill), Mary Davidson, in-laws Wally McLeod, Bert Van Ryssel (Cora, Ora), Maurice Van Ryssel (Kathrine) and nephew Pat Davidson. Jack was born March 14, 1922 in Mountainside, MB. He served in the Second World War in the army. He started working for the Manitoba Power Commission (Manitoba Hydro) in 1946, which brought him to Oak Bank in 1948. He retired in December 1981 after working for Hydro for 39 years. He enjoyed his retirement spending his time gardening, golfing as a member of Elmhurst since 1970, family canoe trips, cross country skiing, making wine, curling, and spending winters in Glendale, Arizona for 20 years. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Oak Bank United Church and often volunteered at the church when needed. Special thanks extended to the Springfield Paramedics (Ryan and Brian), Concordia Hospital I.C.U. (Dr. Easton and staff), and Dr. Lage and staff 3rd floor (N3W). A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Bank United Church, 582 Balsam Crescent, Oak Bank, MB with Reverend Dawn Ballantine-Dickson conducting the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Neil Van Ryssel, Dennis McLeod, Roger Van Ryssel, Terry Trush, Clarence Chapko, Jim Davidson and Norville Christopherson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice. GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery 1 Green Acres Lane, Springfield (204) 222-3241 Hwy. #1 E. inside the Perimeter at Winnipeg Condolences may be sent to:

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