Jack Robertson, 80, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2016 in Trail, B.C. after a lengthy illness. Jack (John Delbert) was born in Edmonton on November 8, 1935.
In 1940 the family moved to Vancouver where Jack graduated from Vancouver Technical Secondary School in 1953. He joined the Armed Forces and trained as a paratrooper. Jack met Dianne MacLeod while on leave in Toronto; they married in August 1957. The couple moved to Vancouver and Jack soon went to work for BC Tel.
In 1968, Jack and Diane moved with their children to Nelson where a lifelong friendship with Greg and Lucy Ottewell began. In 1970 the family moved to Salmo where Jack and Diane were very active in the community; Jack served on the Nelson & District School Board for 25 years. Jack’s beloved wife Dianne died suddenly in 1992. Jack retired in 1993 after 35 years at BC Tel. He married Yvonne Gibbon in 2006. In retirement Jack enjoyed family, many friendships, fishing, gardening, hunting, golfing, and many trips to Mexico with Yvonne. He moved to Rosewood Village, in Trail, in 2013.
Jack is survived by daughter Christina (John Anderson) of Reno, son Geoffrey (Delia Downing) of Rossland, step-granddaughters Anne and Erin, daughter Barbara (Guy Chapdelaine) of Rossland, grandson Andy Davis (Trina) and great-grandsons Thomas and Michael, grandson Mitch Davis, many nephews, cousins, grand-nieces and nephews. Jack will also be fondly remembered by friends in Nelson, Salmo, and Trail.
The family would like to thank Doctor Hii and the staff at Rosewood Village for their care over the last few years.
A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Salmo Legion Hall. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jack’s name may be made to any branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca