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 B.C. where Jack was employed by Commercial Truck and Crane. On March 16, 1969 they welcomed their son Warren and their family was complete. Jack became a shareholder in Action Crane Services until moving to Grand Forks, B.C. 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 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at the Kelowna Sandman Hotel, 2130 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. In memory of Jack donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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