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JACK LAWRENCE PEARCE (published on June 08, 2010)



JACK LAWRENCE PEARCE It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Lawrence Pearce on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the age of 83 years. Jack was born on July 2, 1923 in Winnipeg, MB. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret; mother Lillian; father Ray; and sisters, Winnie Marks and Doris Townsend. Jack is lovingly remembered by his sons, Bev (Gerry) Melvin, Mark (Heather) Pearce; and daughter Tannis (Harold) Burgess; grand-children, Sean Melvin, Brett (Kim) Melvin, Stephen, Clayton and Geoffrey Pearce, Tegan, Teryn and Allory Burgess; great-grandchildren, Sam and Kate Melvin; and devoted companion Doreen Anderson, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Jack was raised in Winnipeg and spent most of his summers as a youth at Caddy Lake. Jack was a Private in #10 District Depot in the Second World War and entered back into civilian life in July 1946. He married Margaret (Sumpton) on February 4, 1950. Jack had the honour of serving the community in which he and Margaret raised their family, by running and being elected as Mayor of the Municipality of North Kildonan for three terms. Jack started his career with Greater Winnipeg Transit Commission, then moved on to City of Winnipeg Emergency Measures Organization, and retired in 1979 from his position with Parks and Recreation. In 1981 Jack and Margaret moved from the city to Sandy Hook, MB. Jack had a passion for building. He built two homes of his own, and shared his expertise by helping in the building of homes for both Bev and Mark, as well as Bev's cottage. He built numerous wood boats, canoes, campers, trailers and motor homes and had started building a remote controlled model airplane, which was a hobby in his latter years. Jack also enjoyed goose hunting with the LBHA boys. For several years he went on fly-in fishing trips to the Bloodvein and salmon fishing in BC. He loved to travel and as a snowbird spent many winters in Texas. Jack went on several cruises one being with his whole family in 2001. He also enjoyed dancing and would dance many nights away at the Legion with Doreen. The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff of 6A South at St. Boniface Hospital for their thoughtful and considerate care. In keeping with Jacks wishes, cremation has already taken place. A celebration of Jack's life will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Seasons Funeral Chapel, 576 Balsam Crescent in Oakbank, MB. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or CancerCare Manitoba. Interment of his ashes will take place at a later date.


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