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BERTHELSEN, Jorgen “Jack” Arthur

It is with great sadness that the family of Jorgen “Jack” Arthur Berthelsen announce his passing on September 30, 2019 at the age of 85 years.   Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Margaret, and their children, Richard (Jean-Marc), Susan, and Peter (Sarah).  Jack’s memory will also be cherished by his five granddaughters, Kaylee, Kristin, Megan, Lindsey and Erin; by his brother Mike (Margaret) and sister, Dorothy (Don); as well as many nieces and nephews.

Born in Winnipeg, MB, Jack recently marked his diamond anniversary as a Chartered Accountant, after having been granted lifetime membership in the CICA. Over the years, he practiced in the federal government, accounting firms, the private sector, as well as at the University of Alberta and the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede. In Edson, Edmonton, Calgary and Kelowna, he made important contributions to many community groups, boards, charitable organizations and professional associations, including those related to the activities of his children.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road in Kelowna, BC, followed by a reception for family and friends who mourn his loss.

Memorial donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, hospicehousekelowna.com, or the Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre of the BC Cancer Agency, www.bccancer.bc.ca.

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1:00 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for BERTHELSEN, Jorgen “Jack” Arthur is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Bev Whittle says:

    Margaret and Family:
    We were so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. We are reminded of the wonderful times we enjoyed with you and Jack over the years. From Stampede events, to Las Vegas, to Palm Springs, if you and Jack were involved it was always a great time. Jack was the real deal, genuine, considerate and honest, all while having fun along the way. May Jack Rest In Peace and all of the family find comfort in your many loving memories. Jack will be missed,
    Bev & Mike Whittle

  • Lone Folmer Berthelsen says:

    Dear Margareth, Richard, Sue, Peter and families We are very sorry for your loss of your husbond and father; Jack. We all Think of you and shares the many and great memories from our times together – both in Canada and in Denmark. We are with you Today in our spirits. Yours Stig, Anna, Jakob, Ida and Lone

  • Ken Knight says:

    Margaret & Family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jack was one of the first people I met at the Calgary Stampede and he was a kind and generous mentor. We shared a long-time joke with him always calling me Mr. Bright after an article I wrote was credited to that moniker instead of my correct surname. This kind of humour and his infectious smile will always be remembered. I hope you find comfort in your memories – he was one of a kind.
    Ken Knight

  • Elaine Case says:

    Dear Dorothy and family. Thinking of you at this sad time. Sincerely, Elaine and Allen case

  • Lynn Rollins says:

    Dear Margaret and family,
    I was very saddened to hear of your loss of Jack. I remember Jack as a kind, ethical gentle man who gifted so many contributions to the Calgary Stampede. Not least of those, his leadership to the nurses and doctors of the Medical Services Department. I also fondly remember the pre-Stampede staff get together at your home in Bonavista. May you all hold close the many wonderful memories created by his wonderful attributes.
    With much sympathy,
    Lynn Rollins ( former nurse of the Calgary Stampede.)

  • Alan Bonke says:

    Margaret and Family.
    Sad to hear of Jacks passing. He led a full life and will be greatly missed. Take care all.

  • Steve and Rene Edwards says:

    Margaret and family:
    We were truly saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. He was a man of great character and integrity who contributed greatly to the success of the Calgary Stampede during his tenure. We also fondly remember the many fun times the four of us had at various social occasions. Jack will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.
    Steve and Rene Edwards

  • Eric Bonke says:

    Margaret, Richard, Susan and Peter
    We are very sorry and saddened to hear about Jack passing away. We have such great memories of the times we were together.and the kindness and love he showed us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may your memories give you the strength you need at this sad time.. Skoal Jack.
    With love from Eric, Merle and Phyllis Bonke

  • Margaret Thorson says:

    Margaret, Peter and family,
    I was so sorry to read of the passing of Jack. I often think of the fun times we had with the Calgary Buffaloes. It was a very special time and I’ll never forget the support I received from everyone. May your inner strength, wonderful memories and the support of
    friends and family see you through this difficult time.
    My sincere sympathy,
    Margaret Thorson
    My sincere

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