We Remember


March 15, 1946 — August 13, 2022

Jack Unser was born March 15, 1946, in Kelowna, BC, and passed away peacefully at the age of 76 on August 13, 2022, at Kelowna Hospice House.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sandy; his cherished daughters Jacqueline Unser and Tracy Yamabe (Troy); and his treasured grandchildren Tori Hansen, Malia Yamabe and Kobe Yamabe.  He is also survived by his sisters Cindy and Diane, as well as many extended family and lifelong friends.  Jack was predeceased by his parents Vern and Margaret Unser.

Growing up in Kelowna, Jack attended Martin Elementary School and graduated from Kelowna Senior Secondary School.  In 1969, he married the love of his life, Sandy Delgatty.  In 1972 Jacqueline was born, and in 1974 Tracy completed the family. He worked as a printer at The Kelowna Daily Courier for 44 years.  He was a dedicated, reliable and hard worker.  His favourite times were always spent with his family.  He loved trips to Spokane, Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm; cruises with Sandy to Alaska and California; camping with family; and being out in the bush getting firewood.  Jack had a passion for, and owned, many classic cars and street rods, including his prized 1948 Mercury.  He loved country music, his favourites being Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr. and George Jones.

Jack was a loyal and devoted family man with a big heart.  Even though he didn’t like to ask for help with things, he was always more than willing to help others, and he never complained.  He was funny and always had a story or oneliner anywhere he went.  He was beyond proud of his family, and his grandchildren were the true shining light of his life.  He loved them beyond the moon, and they knew it.

We would like to give our special thanks to Dr. Kates and the renal team, as well as Dr. Outram, for the special care and attention that was given to Jack.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory would be welcomed to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or Diabetes Canada.

Go rest high on that mountain
Son your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a-shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son.

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  • Al & Shirley Fasan says:

    Sandy and family our deepest condolences

  • Dave and Gloria Brubacher says:

    Sandy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this time of sorrow.

  • Terry Howard says:

    Dear Sandy. My sincerest condolences to you and your family at Jack’s passing. Many happy memories of the “Courier Crew” What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man.

  • Collette Wikenheiser says:

    My sincerest condolences Sandy to you and your family at Jack’s passing. It was real pleasure knowing him as a co-worker at the Courier as well as a neighbor for many years. He was a kind, caring wonderful man.

  • Carol Stack says:

    Sandy and family So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing Always remember the time Jack cut a hole in your antique chair and made you a lovely flower pot holder. 💕💕

  • Melvin Liu says:

    Sandy, My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  • Deb Haryett (Schatz) says:

    Sandy, Cindy, Diane and families. I am very sorry for your loss of Jack. Always hard to lose a loved one.

  • Fran Heyming & Bob Jones says:

    Sandy and family we are sorry to hear of your loss – our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • steve Lachner says:

    So sorry Sandie to read this he was a good man.. My thoughts are with you and yours

  • Pat Oliver says:

    Dear Sandy and family. Wayne and I send our condolences to you all. Jack was a great family man and loved his family deeply. God Bless you

  • Misty Smith says:

    My deepest condolences to you, Tori and your family Jacqui. May the fond and loving memories of your father help you through these difficult times. Thinking of you my friend.

  • Lue MacPherson says:

    So sorry for your loss,Sandy.

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