Jack Drager died peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 after a two-year struggle with cancer. He was 83 years old.
Born in Walton, ON, Jack served as an officer in the Canadian Army Service Corps during World War II. While stationed in England he met Joan Mary Richards, who became his beloved wife and lifelong friend. Joan died in 1999. Jack had a long and successful career as a petroleum landman with Shell Canada and after 1975, running his own company, Drager Minerals Ltd. A member of the Earl Grey and Ranchman’s Clubs, Jack was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman who loved spending time on the links, riding his horses, and working on his acreage. He was also a keen competitor around a card or billiards table. He enjoyed these activities most while sharing them with his wife, his good friends and his children.
Jack’s passionate love of life and laughter will be sorely missed by his many friends; his loving son and daughter, Derek (Teresa) and Anne (Steve); and his three grandsons, John, Ian and Nicholas.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Red Deer Lake United Church, (Highway 22 west of MacLeod Trail) on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 1:00P.M. Reception to follow. To forward expressions of sympathy go to: www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2. Telephone: (403) 205-3966.
In living memory of Jack Drager, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences