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HOUSTON, Jack Douglas

Jack passed away peacefully on October 13, 2020 in Kelowna, BC at the age of 84, after a lengthy and recurring battle with cancer. He was a kind and generous person, a great dad, and a devoted husband. We will forever miss him and think of him with love.

Jack was a pillar of the town of Boissevain, Manitoba for many years, where he owned the local drugstore and served as mayor (following in his father’s footsteps) from 1980 to 1989 and as town councillor for several years before that. He was active in the Lion’s Club, the Masonic Lodge, and the Turtle Derby committee – among many other community-based pursuits too numerous to list. He also quietly supported many individual relatives, friends and neighbours when they needed help.

Jack had moved to Boissevain with his family from Bowsman, Manitoba in 1945, when he was nine. He soon established a large group of friends and got involved in hockey, baseball, golf, and curling. His distinct and explosive laugh was a staple of many parties and gatherings – both in town and at the summer cottage on Arbor Island at Lake Max.

Jack and Myrna retired to Kelowna in 1994, where they spent the next 26 years enjoying the many attributes of the Okanagan Valley, golfing, curling, making new friends and connecting with old ones.

He is  survived by wife Myrna, daughter Maureen (Carl), sons Michael (Kim) and Philip (Jessi), and sister Dodie, as well as eight grandchildren and a close clan of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Doug, mother Ethel, and sister Donna.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date TBD due to the health concerns around COVID-19. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boissevain & Morton Foundation, boissevainmortonfoundation.ca.

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Boissevain & Morton Foundation Link: boissevainmortonfoundation.ca




  • Doug & Karen Hicks says:

    We are sorry to hear of Jack’s passing.
    Thoughts and prayers are with all.
    In Remembrance, Doug & Karen Hicks

  • Keith & Virginia Mullin says:

    Our condolences to Myrna & all the family on Jack’s passing. Thinking of you at this time. Hugs!! B

  • Keith and Barbara Van De Ponseele says:

    We are sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. We have many great memories from Boissevain!
    Our condolences to Myrna and all family members.

  • Bob & Annette Deleurme says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Our deepest condolences to all your family.

  • Deanna and Don Matthews says:

    We were very saddened when we happened to stumble across Jack’s obituary. Our condolences go out to my cousin, Myrna and her family. Our thoughts are with you. We will always remember the times we spent with Jack and Myrna , as times filled with laughter and fun.

  • Donald & Fanny Mullin says:

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing ,Sending our condolences to the Family.
    Have very good memories of Jacks visits to the farm in his younger years .

  • Anita Carpenter says:

    So sorry for your loss, Myrna. I remember curling with you, and your sweet disposition. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Maureen Shaw says:

    I have just learned that my cousin, Jack Houston, died in October. I was so sorry to hear this. He was a kind, gentle man, and my condolences go to his family and friends .

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