Photo de Jack FALLAS
Fiche créée le : 2008-12-08
Père : Arthur Fallas
Mère : Dora
Décès le : 2008-12-08
Parution : 2008-12-12
Conjoint(e) : Stan
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FALLAS, Jack (John) 7 May 1921 - 8 December 2008 On Monday, December 8, Jack slept peacefully away at the Palliative Care Unit in St. Paul's Hospital with his wife by his side. Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife and best friend, Stan; loving son, Arthur Fallas of Perdue; sister in law, Erma Bettschen of Perdue; his much loved granddaughters, Sheri Wnuk, Kim (Kevin) Graham, Pamela Wnuk; great-granddaughters Elaina Wnuk and Karlee Graham, and special great grandson, Ryley Graham, all of Sherwood Park, AB. He was also very close to his nieces and nephews, Lorri Bolton of Victoria, Wilfrid (Linda) Bettschen, Laurie (Dave) Smart, Robert Bettschen, Edward (Darla) Bettschen, Suzanne Bettschen, Stuart (Pat) Stanley, Jeanette (Bert) Plumb, Jennifer (Rick) Risler, and Stephen (Bev) Stanley. There are also many great nieces and nephews left grieving the loss of their Uncle Jack. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Dora; his brother, Harold; and dearly beloved daughter, Carol. Jack was born on the small family homestead near La Fleche, SK. He spent his early childhood there before moving to the West coast, and eventually settling in Calgary; where at the age of 16 he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. Jack was a true soldier; courageous and dedicated, he served his country well. As a member of the LdSH (RC) from January 5, 1938 to May 1967, he spent the war years overseas serving from Africa, up through Italy and Holland. He and Stan met on his return to Calgary and were married in 1946. He served in several locations in Canada and also did a tour of peacekeeping in Vietnam and as Military Attache to the Turkish Police in Cypress. A proud moment for Jack in Cypress was when he watched the Red Ensign come down and our own Canadian Flag raised high. Upon leaving the army, Jack relocated with his family to Vermilion from Calgary, AB; accepting a position there with Lakeland College as Chief Administrator. He would eventually retire from that post as the Director of Human Resources after 20 years of service. It was during these years in Vermilion where Jack and his brother-in-law Rocky set off to the peaceful confines of Northern Saskatchewan to build a family retreat. Many great times, fond memories, and successful fishing trips where had on and near the waters of Loon Lake, SK at "the cabin." In 1995, the prairie roots called for Jack, and once again a move transpired. Relocating to Perdue, SK Jack enjoyed his retirement years feeding the birds and tinkering in his well-equipped workshop! Some years later, Jack and Stan moved into the city of Saskatoon where he enjoyed his time at The Franklin. It was only in the last year where Jack's health began to fail him. He spent a short while in the Veteran's Village in Sherbrooke, where he was welcomed with the utmost respect and dignity. The family wishes to offer a special thanks to Dr. Kwok who cared for Jack for many years. We also offer thanks to the dedicated staff at the Sherbrooke whom always ensured Jack was comfortable and cared for. A special thanks also goes out to Stephen who faithfully visited Jack during the final months of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society of Canada, or any charity of your choice. The Funeral Service will be held at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. officiated by The Very Rev. Terry Wiebe. Inurnment of Jack’s ashes will take place in Perdue Cemetery, Perdue, SK. Condolences to the family may be sent through Park’s website, Arrangements entrusted to James Werezak, (306) 244-2103.

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