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Born: Jun 17, 1922

Date of Passing: Jan 14, 2019

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JOHN (JACK) (JAKE) CALVERT June 17, 1922 - January 14, 2019 After a slow decline in health, Jake passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019, at the Veteran Lodge at Broadmead, Victoria, BC, at the age of 96 years. Jake is survived by son Garry, daughter Debbie, and granddaughter Kimberly. Sister Doreen, eldest son Ralph, and wife of 68 years, Doris preceded Jake. Jake grew up in Winnipeg and left high school underaged to join the Royal Canadian Navy. He had such fond memories of this time, especially being on a minesweeper through the Panama Canal. After leaving the Navy, Jake joined his father to work at the C.N.R. where he became a Mason. Doris and Jake raised their three children in St. Vital, then retired in Victoria, near Doris's sister, Edith. Jake lived a "Charmed Life" according to Doris, as she witnessed his "Luck of the Irish" bringing home trophies and door prizes from his golf tournaments and curling matches. His luck continued at the Royal Canadian Legion where he'd win several times at the meat draw on a Saturday afternoon. Our last trip to the Legion at Christmas established a new record of 11 wins! Jake enjoyed Doris's large family and could be seen at reunions gliding Doris across the dance floor, sharing his love of music or telling a lively, colourful story that made people laugh. There will be a Celebration of Life on March 1, at the Veteran Memorial Lodge at Broadmead. Jake and Doris's cremated ashes will be interred at the Hemingson gravesite at Manson, Manitoba in June 2019. Rest In Peace Folks.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I am sorry to see Uncle Jack had passed. I was looking up more family history. I loved hearing all the stories from him and aunt Doris when I was I'm contact writing letters. My father always spoke fondly of him - Posted by: Crystal (Great niece) on: Oct 25, 2019

  • Debbie - so sorry to hear of your dad's passing - we heard so many nice things about him from Judy & how much he was loved by you. - Posted by: Arni & Ruth Thomasson (Friends) on: Feb 20, 2019

  • Debbie, Garry and Kimberly, my sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. He’s gliding your Mom across the great dance floor of heaven now. - Posted by: Deb Lagasse (Friend) on: Feb 10, 2019

  • Rest In Peace Jake.. it was a good run. - Posted by: Debbie (Daughter) on: Feb 09, 2019

  • “Jake the Rake Calvert, the only man in the world that can eat a cob of corn through a picket fence” ... was a favourite saying of my Dad about Jack. They joined the navy together and remained lifelong friends. I have fond memories of my parents laughing aloud at the many stories Jack would tell. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Terry Paul (Friend ) on: Feb 09, 2019

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