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PRESTAGE, John James “Jack”

Posted By Obits On March 27, 2015 @ 1:07 PM In Obituary | 9 Comments

August 13, 1942 -March 26, 2015

It is with grateful hearts for a life well lived, and incredible sadness for our loss that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend – Jack Prestage.

Jack lived a life of passion and zeal for all of his 72 years. He and Lynne enjoyed a love story unrivaled by most for 47 years. Together they built a legacy of love and laughter that included raising two children, Don (Halley) & Kim (Bart), who are left to remember a father that taught them to love God and live their lives to the fullest.

Don and Halley gave Jack and Lynne the gift of five grandchildren, MacKennah (in heaven with Jack), Mateya, Liam, Keira and Little Jack. Kim gave Jack and Lynne their first grandchild Carlie, who spent 17 precious years having Jack as an incredible father figure and mentor. Jack was a devoted father, but an even more incredible grandfather . . . all of his grandchildren had the benefit of living close and spent years of quality time creating memories with Jack and Lynne that they will hold close and dear to their hearts forever.

Up until his recent battle with lymphoma, which he fought with courage and bravery the entire way, Jack lived life to the fullest – including skiing, surfing and any opportunities for fun that presented themselves. Jack would always don his ‘Adventure Hat’ for the grandbabies and proudly declaring ‘if the kids are doing it, I’m doing it’ . . . and he did!

Jack was blessed with five siblings who he loved dearly – Teenie (in heaven), Marjorie(John), Don (Betty), Binnie (Joe) and Nick (Audrey). Special thanks to Nick and Audrey who spent the last eight weeks with Jack providing love, support and care that allowed him to spend his remaining time in the comfort of his home.

Jack also enjoyed a special relationship with Lynne’s brother Rick, his wife Sally, and their children Pam and Karen. Many hours of laughter and love were enjoyed between them all for years . . . a bond that will never be replaced and will always be missed.

Jack and Lynne always opened their home to many– the investment they made into so many lives over the years has been evident in the love and support they experienced through Jack’s brief, but intense battle with cancer and following his passing.   Along with all the friends Jack enjoyed, his coworkers and friends of Village Honda were amongst the ones he held very dear prior to his illness.

Jack’s faith has always been the center of his life – the very strength of his being. It gives his family and friends tremendous comfort knowing he is now celebrating the faith by which he lived his life.

Jack – we are so proud of the life you lived. It was an honor walk beside you – we will miss you with all our hearts.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at the Cochrane Ranch House (101 RancheHouse Road) on Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com [1].

 In living memory of Jack Prestage, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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Condolence from Rab & Marge Murray on March 28th, 2015 6:54 PM

We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Jack’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lynne and family at this time.
Rab & Marge Murray

Condolence from John & Debbie Quinton on March 28th, 2015 7:46 PM

Dear Lynn, Don, Kim and family,
We just heard and are deeply saddened to hear that Jack is gone. More so for not knowing he was ill and to get the chance to say our goodbyes.
Jack was warmly loved by us and we always appreciated his warm smile and winsome ways. We know he has gone to be with the Lord and look foward to seeing him again! God bless you his family and our prayers are with you all.
John & Debbie Q.

Condolence from Jerrilyn & Nels Margetts on March 29th, 2015 9:07 AM

Lynn, Don and Kim family:
Jack is truly your treasure in heaven. Cathy and Shaun will greet him for sure.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love and hugs
Nels & Jerri

Condolence from David Burger on March 29th, 2015 9:41 AM

Lynne, Don Kim and family:
I too was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. I am thankful for the time that I knew Jack, and looked to him as a mentor at that time in my life. How comforting it is to know that we will meet again some day in a better place. I am praying that God will comfort you and give you strength to carry on.

Dave Burger

Condolence from Al Christie on March 29th, 2015 10:31 AM

Thinking of you. Best wishes in these, the most peculiar, of times.


Condolence from Bart LaFaver on March 29th, 2015 1:20 PM

The world lost a great man. a strong man. a happy man. a funny man. a family man. a smart man. a caring man. a generous man. a humble man. a man of many things to many people. You Sir, will be missed for a long time. I am glad to have known you. Every one you touched has a little part of you in their heart and memories. You will never be gone.


Condolence from Bernice Smith on March 29th, 2015 5:48 PM

Lynn and Family! Sorry to hear of the passing of Jack! He was a very positive and fun loving person. Always remember his friendliness and happy smile. He will be missed by all, but we know he is rejoicing around the Throne with loved ones and friends. Our love and prayers are with you all. Bernice and Darryl Smith

Condolence from Collette Maynard on March 30th, 2015 10:29 AM

Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Jack was such a wonderful man. I cannot beleive that I will not get to see his lovely smile and shining face any longer. I worked with Jack for the last few years at Village Honda and he was always such a pleasure be around. Jack was always ready with a smile and a kind word for anyone he met.
I am so glad to have met you and been able to consider you more than a colleague. You will forever be in my heart. Rest in peace Jack Jack.

Condolence from Robert Dedul on April 27th, 2015 12:30 PM

I offer my sincere condolence for your loss. I was one of the lucky Shuttle drivers to have worked with Jack over the past two and a half years. When ever I saw jack he had a way of brightening up the room. I will always remember Jack.

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