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Field, Jack

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

With sadness we wish to announce the passing of Jack Field who went peacefully at home on August 27, 2012, his loving wife Linda by his side. He is also survived by his two children, Christopher and Susan and 4 grandchildren, James, Lucy, Gloria and Jason. He is predeceased by both his father (Sydney) and mother (Dorothy).

Jack led a full and rewarding life of 90 years which started at the homestead in Peace River on October 4, 1921. The family then moved to the Okanagan in the late 1920s settling into a life of fruit farming in Osoyoos. Jack graduated in 1939 from the Oliver-Testalinda-Osoyoos school as president of the student council, from there joined the RCAF and was stationed in Gibralter. He returned to the South Okanagan and began farming in earnest. He relished innovation and with the assistance of the Summerland Research Station led the way in new technologies and farming practices. He served with the Osoyoos Rural Fire Department and the South Okanagan Lands Irrigation District, was General Manager of the Southern Co-op and then the Monashee Co-op as Foreman. Jack moved to fruit inspection and then to Consumer and Corporate Affairs (Federal) as an inspector, retiring somewhat reluctantly in 1986. Jack kept himself busy with his many friends, offering a hand whenever it was needed while enjoying many cultural events and sports. As an avid amateur ornithologist Jack participated in many bird counts and was a member of the South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club.

The family wishes to thank Jack’s medical care team, particularly those who provided home care over the last few months.

As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy St. Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date

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  • Susan Cook says:

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing Linda. I have thought about you two quite a lot lately.

  • Jack And Deanna Gerow says:

    Linda, Chris and Susan
    sorry to hear about Jacks passing
    He was truly one of the great guys.
    I am sure that he will be missed.

  • Bev Peterson says:

    With deepest sympathy Linda, very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing.

  • David and Shari THOMSON says:

    Linda and Family
    We share in your loss. Jack was a caring and honourable man. A true Gentleman to be admired. We are proud that Jack touched our lives.David and Shari.

  • Benita Worley says:

    Such a gentle and supporting soul was Jack. Standing in the background smiling at Linda and all her horse girl friends. Those were great times.

  • Trish & Robert MacPherson says:

    Dear Linda, Chris, & Susan,
    We would like to offer our deepest sympathy in the passing of your beloved Jack. Jack was a true gentleman in the finest sense of the word. We will miss his wit and sense of humour, and his amazing knowledge of birds and anything to do with agriculture. He truly had a gift for appreciating the personality of each of his many friends and he was so well loved by all. We will always remember his adventures in trying to find the runaway, elusive “Cooper”, who would usually be playing “hide and go seek” behind a tree. Jack truly fit the description of “The Gentleman known as Jack”. The world is a little sadder place with the loss of this wonderful man. We will miss him.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Trish, Robert & Michelle MacPherson

  • Susan Cernak says:

    I had heard that your husband had been unwell, and was sorry to see the announcement in the paper. My thoughts are with you at this time.
    Sue (KGH Volunteer Services)

  • Jan & Dennis Norgard says:

    I was truly saddened when I read that your beloved Jack had passed away. At the gallery I always remember him as such a kind, gentle man. His caring nature helped me through some difficult times…… Jan

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