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It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Jack Purvis on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at Kelowna General Hospital. Jack fought bravely, but ultimately succumbed to his battle with COPD & CHD.

Jack was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. Over the years he would often reminisce about his Brandon paper route, (through deep snow and 40 below temperatures!). He spent the summers of his youth at Clear Lake, a place he always loved and where he ran the local roller rink.

Jack graduated from the University of Brandon and shortly there after met a young nurse who assisted in the birth of his niece, Marilyn. He didn’t know it at the time, but that young nurse would eventually become the love of this life! Jack and Enid were married in Flin Flon, Manitoba in 1956.

Jack began his mining career with HBM&S in Flin Flon, Manitoba, moving to the company’s Head Office in Winnipeg during the 1950’s, eventually settling his family in Toronto after opening the Toronto Branch in the 1960’s. He enjoyed many years of traveling with Enid, Dee and John. They explored Canada coast-to-coast and parts of Europe during the 1970’s. The family trips made for beautiful and lasting memories.

Happily married to his loving wife Enid for 60 years, Jack retired as the Vice President of Sales for HBM&S after 35 successful years with the firm. Jack traveled extensively during his career, establishing and maintaining critical relationships within the global mining community for his employer.

Jack was an avid golfer and President of the Donalda Golf and Country Club in Toronto. After retirement, Jack and Enid relocated to Kelowna, BC. where he enjoyed golfing at the Okanagan Golf Club.

The past several years also included playing bridge, attending the symphony and reading his favorite books. Throughout the years Jack and Enid have hosted many festive gatherings of family and friends to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Jack loved these parties, especially being surrounded by the people he loved.

Jack is survived by his wife Enid, (nee Archer), and children Deidre, John, and John’s wife Nadia, as well as his four grandchildren Ryan and Sean Gray, Adam and Dana Purvis. He is also survived by his nieces Marilyn, Carol and Sara and nephew Paul, as well as Jack’s sister-in-law Bobby and her husband Ted.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Grant Chamberlain and his staff, the staff at Dyck’s Pharmacy and Dr. Graeme McCauley. We’d also like to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Cottonwoods, 4B at KGH and Kim Froom who went above and beyond and always brightened his days.

A kind and loving husband and father, Jack never failed to lend his support to assist a family member or friend in need. The example he set for us will never be forgotten. The love he shared with his family and friends is only outweighed by the loving memories we will all carry with us, forever.

You’re a wonderful person, Jack Purvis and you will be dearly missed by all who knew you.

In lieu of flowers we encourage you to please make a donation in Jack’s memory to the charity of your choice.

A memorial service celebrating Jack’s life will be held on:

Saturday August 5th, 2017 at 4PM

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road

Kelowna, BC

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The service for PURVIS, Jack is scheduled for Saturday August 5th, 2017 at 4PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Carol A Charette says:

    Enid so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hopefully the good memories and good times you shared together will help you through this very difficult time. Carol

  • Dorothy Anne Cole (More) says:

    Enid I was sorry to read in the paper this morning about Jack’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family,. luv D.A.

  • Alan Bolton says:

    Enid: Please accept our sincere condolences on Jack’s passing. He was a good man, a teacher to me and always a good friend. I will always remember the good time we had together and also some of the difficult which we managed to get through.He supported me in my career, and will be fondly remembered. Goodby old friend. Al

  • Gary and Judy Walters says:

    Dear Enid and Family,

    Judy and I send our condolences to you, John and Dee. We remember fondly the fine days on Lacewood Cresent in Toronto and are grateful for those times. You are in our thoughts.

    Gary and Judy

  • Brian Fennell & Jenny Brownjohn says:

    Please accept our sincere condolences and support on Jack’s passing. We remember the many times we enjoyed with Jack at social gatherings. The regular repartees at golf games were always priceless. He will be missed.
    Brian & Jenny


    Just talked to Pat Smith – we are so very sorry to hear of Jack’s death – such a warm and lively man. Yes, Bill is one of the many who have such good memories of ‘life with Jack’ – his memories go back to Flin Flon days. Our deepest sympathies are with you Enid.
    Bill and Maria Kulcher

  • Mrs. Rose Mary Hoffman-Hughes says:

    Enid, I want you to know how saddened I was when I learned of Jack’s passing last week. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember so fondly the times which Jack and you, Kent and I, and Michael and I shared – albeit it in Santiago in 1979, the opening of the Skydome in Toronto, or sharing a pleasant time at your always-welcoming home on Butterfield Drive. I want you to know how much I appreciate your and Jack’s very kind hospitality to Michael’s children, and to me, when he passed away in 1997. Thank you, again. Blessings to you and all of your family . . . Rose Mary Hoffman-Hughes, Toronto

  • Mrs. Rose Mary Hoffman-Hughes says:

    please forward this condolence to Enid Purvis, thank you.

  • John and Barb Carpenter says:

    We were very sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. His welcoming smile and great sense of humour will be missed. We have many fond memories of our good times together, both professionally and personally, while with HBM&S. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences on your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you and the family.

    John and Barb Carpenter

  • Janet Chung says:

    Dear Dee and Family,
    So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing, he was a very kind man and I am glad we were able to share a few glasses of wine with him and hear some of his funny and interesting stories on his visits to Cranley Drive.
    Love and Hugs to you, your Mom and the boys.
    The Chung Family
    Janet, Ed, Doug and Lizzy

  • Diane MacLeod (Difalco) says:

    I’m so Sorry to hear of your husband Jack’s passing.
    I’ve often thought of you. It has been along time since we worked together at The Bay.
    My condolences to you and your family.

  • Bob & Heather Buchanan says:

    Joining you in your recent loss from ironically Clear Lake, Mb. where we enjoy our summers at the cottage ( 179 Ta-Wa-Pit). Jack and Enid for that matter were like role models to Heather & I in our early years together in Toronto and therein special people that you can never forget. As an aspiring banker back in the day Jack always took a sincere interest in how and what I was doing and that was very much appreciated.I know too that there was a special friendship between my parents ( both deceased) and the Purvis family outside the workplace and I know that Mom & Dad would like to both acknowledge this and send their sincere condolences and respect to Enid & the family in the here and now through me.
    A life well-lived by a classy guy; RIP Jack.

  • Yasmin says:

    Enid, Dee, and John – my thoughts are with you, yasmin

  • John Purvis says:

    It been 1 year since we lost our beautiful & loving husband, father, uncle and grandfather. We miss you Pop and will never forget all that you did for us. Loving you now and forever. J.

  • John Purvis says:

    Its been 5yrs today since we lost our beloved husband and father. We sure miss you Dad, Happy Father’s Day! XOXO

  • John Purvis says:

    Some More Family Pics to celebrate Jack’s Life – https://photos.app.goo.gl/B1vtAiQHUQrE2dVaA

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