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Photo de John Ewart STAGG
Fiche créée le : 2006-08-09
John Ewart STAGG
Père : Garnet STAGG
Mère : Lila
Décès le : 2006-08-09
Parution : 2006-08-10
Conjoint(e) : Bonnie Laurie
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

STAGG, John Ewart (Jack) Deputy Minister, Veterans Affairs Canada 1947 - 2006 With grace and dignity, at home, his family by his side, on Wednesday, August 9, 2006. Loving husband of Bonnie Laurie and devoted father to Amary and Wallis, Jack will also be missed by his mother, Lila Stagg, brother Robert (Barbara), and many family members and friends. He is predeceased by his father Garnet (Bill) Stagg, and his brother Douglas (Holly). Jack achieved an enviable balance of work and homelife, achieving much in his 32-year Public Service career while devoting time to his community, his family and his many hobbies, which included cooking, gardening, fishing and roller-blading. The son of two Veterans, Jack was born and raised in Galt (Cambridge) Ontario. After graduating with a BA and a Masters in History from McMaster University (Hamilton), Jack spent two years with Prentice-Hall. In 1974, he began his public service career. At the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Jack was a skilled negotiator, helping settle many Northern land claims, and negotiating the Political Accord which framed the creation of the new Territory of Nunavut. During this time, Jack and his wife Bonnie spent a year in England, where he earned his PhD in Modern History from Cambridge University, while Bonnie pursued her teaching career. In 1999, he was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. In 2003, after a two-year term as the Deputy Minister of Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada, Jack was appointed Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs, where he championed the Year of The Veteran project as well as the New Veterans Charter Legislation. A genuine mentor, Jack will be remembered by his many current and former colleagues as a caring, compassionate and disciplined leader. Jack played as hard as he worked. He loved all sports and enjoyed nothing more than rising early to roller-blade before shopping and preparing a fine meal for family and friends. Strangers also benefited from his culinary skills, as he was a regular volunteer at the Knox Presbyterian Out Of The Cold program. Though Jack was not a veteran of any war, he was a veteran of life. He enjoyed much, he endured much, and his spirit will live on with those whose lives he touched. Special thanks to Dr. John Seely of the Ottawa Hospital (General Campus), as well as all of the staff of the 5th Floor, the doctors and nurses of the Ottawa Cancer Centre, VON and At Home Hospice. Donations in Jack's memory to the Knox Presbyterian Church Out of the Cold Program, 120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin), Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0C2, would be appreciated. A private family funeral will be followed by a Memorial Service to be held in September. Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 8/10/2006 - 8/12/2006


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