March 30, 1926 ~ January 23, 2012.
Jack O’How passed away in Hanna Long Term Care on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the age of 85 years. Jack was born in Coronation on March 30, 1926. He took his schooling in Coronation and then joined the army in 1946. After his discharge he went to work for Sun Oil Co. as a surveyor. In 1949 Jack married Shirley Wilson of Coronation and lived in various places in Alberta.
In 1951 they went farming north of Coronation which was home for 10 years. It was here three sons were born – Cliff, Bruce and Terry. Then a move north east of Castor to a farm which was home for 51 years. Another son Darcey, joined the family. Jack’s favourite pastime was fishing. Many a trip was made back to Coronation to a dam stocked with trout where Albert and Jack spent many hours. A memorable trip was to Great Slave Lake in 1996 with sons Cliff and Terry.
Due to failing health, Jack was admitted to Castor Hospital in October 2009, later to Camrose then Hanna in October 2011 where he spent his remaining days.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Shirley of 62 years; four sons Cliff (Carolyn), Bruce (Peggy), Terry (Marilyn) and Darcey. Also six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother Charlie (Peggy) of Westlock; one sister-in-law Doris Jackson of Wainwright; one brother-in-law Les Walker of B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents James and Florence, one sister Lily Walker, two brothers Albert and Don, two sisters-in-law Shirley and Bertha. Also his mother and father-in-law Myrtle and Wib Wilson and brother-in-law Marvin Jackson.
There will be no funeral service at this time. Memorial donations may be made in Jack’s honour the charity of the donor’s choice. You may send your condolences by email to email@example.com Heather Caseley of Coronation Funeral Home entrusted with the funeral arrangements. 1-888-578-2928. “Knowledge, Experience And Professionalism With A Personal Touch”.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all of our Coronation friends for the many phone calls, cards, visits, flowers and food received during the time since the passing of Jack O’How; a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Your acts of kindness are greatly appreciated.
Cliff, Carolyn & family,
Bruce & Peggy,
Terry, Marilyn & family,
Darcey & girls