I am leaving in about an hour for Rome and a cruise. I will not be back until after the service. But I did want to express my gratitude for Jack, and his support for the school all of the time that I knew him. Whether it was his role as the editor of our school magazine "The Twig", or just being a parent of Carolyn one of our original young women at the school. To Carolyn, I know that Jack was a very special person to you and you were thrilled to continue his legacy at the school particularly in your role as the Director of Alumni Affairs. We all have lost a significant person in our lives.
I (John) have known Jack for many years. I will always thank him for encouraging me to apply to the University of Waterloo in 1963. We rekindled our friendship after Claire and I moved to the Midland area in 1995.
Claire and I send our heartfelt condolences to Barbara and family. A donation will be made to UTS, our high school.
John and Claire
Very sorry to hear about Jack but it sounds like he had a full and fruitful life.
My condolences to the family.
I was sad to see Jack's obituary in the Globe. Jack and I worked together at York FES from the early/mid 1970's until retirement. In addition we did consulting work together(with others) on parks, recreation and leisure. We also worked on a review of the proposed Pickering airport for the City of Toronto. I found Jack to be a great colleague in both the teaching and research activities. He was an asset to FES students and colleagues alike. We extend our condolences to Barbara and the family. Peter and Betty Homenuck
Deepest Condolences. I recall leadership shown at the York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. He was well respected by Faculty and Students alike! He will be sorely missed by family and those he knew and loved.