Jack, cherished husband and friend of Megan, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2005.
Jack was born on November 5, 1928 in Brandon, MB, and was raised there and in Winnipeg. He worked for many years in the general insurance business, both in Winnipeg and Calgary.
Jack was a kind and gentle man, who delighted in helping others. He was an active volunteer at Southwood United Church, at the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, and at the Canadian Cancer Society.
The last years of Jack’s life were marked by suffering, both from cardiac illness and prostate cancer. He bore this suffering with cheerfulness and determination, always putting other’s cares before his own. Everyone who knew Jack will miss his quiet grace.
Jack is mourned by Megan, his beloved wife of fourty-two years; his two sons, David and his wife Estelle and their children, Sebastien, Julia and William of Gatineau, QC, and Alex, his wife Aga and their son James of Calgary. Jack was predeceased by his parents James and Ruth; and by his brothers Bill and Pete.
Funeral Services will be held at Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 2:00 pm, Rev. Drew Strickland Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5 Telephone: (403) 253-2059, www.calgaryfoodbank.ca. or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Bakul Pujara, to Dr. Reuther and the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and to Dr. Hume and the staff of Unit 71 of the Rockyview General Hospital. God bless you all for your compassion and professionalism.
In living memory of Jack Rettie, 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