John Ronald (Jack) Bracken passed away peaceful at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Saturday, March 5, 201,6 at the age of 75 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Monday, March 21, 2016, at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, in memory of Jack.
Jack was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 31, 1940, and had been a resident of Revelstoke for over 43 years. In his younger years, Jack enjoyed playing baseball and hockey. He also loved to play Keno, crib and cards with his friends and gardening. Jack enjoyed all of the trucks and equipment that he operated over the years, but he was extremely fond of his pickup truck and took great care of it over the years. As a truck driver he was used to getting up early in the morning, so after his retirement or not so retirement Jack made the rounds having coffee with his friends in the early morning. Jack loved the time spent with his friends and family but he especially adored his grandchildren.
Jack was predeceased by his wife Carol in 1980, father John and siblings: Noreen, Garry, Patricia and grandchild Mike. He is survived by his children: Shawn (Kathy) of Revelstoke, Bill (Jennifer) of Winnipeg, Tracey (Chris) Carslake-Robidoux of Port Coquitlam, Deanne (Brian) Kelsberg of Bowser, Jim Brown of Nanoimo and Chris (Dave) Potvin of Nanaimo; his 101 year old mother, Clara of Pine Falls, Manitoba; grandchildren: Jackie, Brodie, Carolynne, Joshua, Cate, Jeffery, Daniel, Derek, Laura (Patrick), Jason, Cindy (Matt), and Kevin (Jenn); great grandchildren: Jadyn, Brendan, and Ebony; special friend Kay Rochon of Revelstoke as well as many other good friends.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Jack’s family by viewing his obituary at: www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.