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Kingswood, Jack Leslie

March 11, 1934 — October 3, 2012

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Jack Leslie Kingswood on October 3, 2012 at the age of 78. Jack was born on March 11, 1934 in Port Arthur, Ontario. He married Eloise Burnell on October 31, 1959. He never did tell us whether it was a trick or a treat. Their daughter Vada Jane was born on June 30, 1960. In October of 1966 the family packed up and moved to BC where Jack was employed by Commercial Truck and Crane. On March 16th, 1969 they welcomed their son Warren and their family was complete. Jack became a shareholder in Action Crane Services until moving to Grand Forks, BC in 1981 where he worked for the Highways Department until his retirement in 1992. In 1995,Jack and Eloise moved to the Okanagan. Jack was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a lifetime member of Operating Engineers and a Life Member of The Oliver Amateur Radio Club. He enjoyed fishing, sailing, golfing, riding motorcycles and woodworking and in his younger years he would never say no to a good party. After retirement Jack enjoyed time with his family especially his grandsons. Jack was predeceased by his parents Jack Sr. and Vada Kingswood, brother Gayle Kingswood, grandmother Mable Turk Jones, mother and father-in-law Bud and Jane Burnell and brother-in-law Buster Burnell.

Jack will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 52 years Eloise, daughter Vada Jane, son Warren (Lisa), grandsons Zachery, Blake, Michael and David, sister Vale (Dale) Savege, sisters-in-law Darlene Kingswood, Simone Diana (Roy) and Cindy Burnell, brother-in-law Art Burnell and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 20th at the Kelowna Sandman Hotel, 2130 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC. In memory of Jack donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

1:00 pm Saturday, October 20th

Kelowna Sandman Hotel

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for Kingswood, Jack Leslie is scheduled for 1:00 pm Saturday, October 20th. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Kelowna Sandman Hotel

2130 Harvey Ave., Kelowna, BC


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  • Moyra Turk says:

    I’ve missed your summer vists! Please write me Eloise, I have misplaced your new address.
    Love always, Moyra and family.

  • Marlene Rubletz (nee Ross) says:

    We are sorry to hear of your husband, Jack’s passing. May the good Lord be with you and bless you and yours in this time of need.

    Marlene (nee Ross) and Mike Rubletz
    Kakabeka Falls (Thunder Bay) Ontario

  • Patty Neuner says:

    Eloise, wonderful memories are remembered of times spent with Jack and your family. They are cherished..You are family. Prayers for you all at this time.

  • Sylvia & Tom Roberts says:

    My dear Jack. You are gone but never forgotten and I know you are looking over us all right now-with one big smile. RIP dearest friend♥

  • Warren Brouillette says:

    Dear Eloise,

    I can’t remember the last time we spoke and its been decades since I last saw you.

    I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and pray that you will find peace and happiness in the days ahead.

    Angela & I have a card we want to send but I cannot find your address.

    With Love From Warren & Angela

    • Eloise Kingswood says:

      Thank you Warren and Angela
      Yes, it has been many years since we have seen one another and in my eyes I still see this beautiful, huggy little boy.
      Our mailing address is 1607 Sunrise Lane Kelowna, BC V1P 1N9
      Thank you Eloise and family

  • Kathie Johnson says:

    Hello Eloise,
    My mother Kathleen wanted to say hello and express her condolences to you and Vada. It’s been too long but she is still alive (91) and thinking of you fondly after all these years.
    Thunder Bay (formerly of Secord Street)

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