Jack ANDREWS

ANDREWS. Jack (Harold John). Nov. 26, 1919 ~ Oct. 28, 2011. Jack passed peacefully at Menno Hospital in his 92nd year. He was predeceased by his father, H.S., mother, Alice, sister, Beth, brother, Gordon, and loving wife, Ruth. He is survived by his children: Gord (Susan Andrews Grace), Tricia (Clive Openshaw), John (Ivana), Roberta (Greg Morrow). Grandchildren: Katie Aikman (Jeff), Thomas, Patrick (Angie Sawatzky), Stacey, Chris (Jamie Comeau), Daniel Brook-Roberge (Leslie-Anne), Jessica Roberge, Alicia. And great grandsons: Max and Hayden. Jack was born in Medicine Hat and lived in Pangman Sask. until 1936 when the Andrews family moved to Abbotsford. He worked at his father’s store, Andrews Cash and Carry, until joining the RCAF in 1940. He served as a wireless operator in England and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. He returned home in 1945. Jack married Ruth in 1947. He began working as a Customs Officer at Huntington in June 1948 and retired as a Superintendent 1984. Dad was a Mason from 1949. He was a member of Trinity Memorial United Church, and volunteered in many activities including Community Service. At the end of his life Dad commented that the love of his family was the one thing that meant the most to him. Dad was a caring man of quiet dignity who served his community faithfully. Honest and open, friendly and helpful, Dad touched many lives and enriched those around him. He will be deeply missed by those who knew him, especially his family. Jack’s memorial service will be held at Trinity Memorial United Church, Abbotsford, BC on Friday, Nov. 4, at 2 pm. Tea to follow. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favourite charity.


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