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Born: May 10, 1925

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father, and grandfather.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Alva; daughters, Karen (Jim) and Susan; grandchildren, Cassie, Caroline, Hannah, Alex, Heather, Sean and Cameron; brother Doug Gardiner (Dorothy); sister-in-law Verna Leslie, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister Laurette Pidhirney; brother Lawrence (Lynn) Gardiner; sisters-in-law, Florence Adams (Alan) and Sheila Burch (Ernie); and brother-in-law Frank Leslie.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 10, 1925. Attended Mulvey and Gordon Bell schools. Volunteered with the Canadian Armed Forces and served with the Fourth Armoured Division, South Alberta Regiment during the Second World War. During a major military engagement entering the Hochwald Gap in Germany his tank was demolished and the crew taken as prisoners of war. Shortly after he was incarcerated to Stolag X1B for a short time before the end of the war.
Jack was a proud veteran and represented the Regiment on Armistice Day during church service at St. Mary's Road United Church where he and wife Alva were original members. One of Jack's fondest memories was his return to Holland with his wife and regiment for the 65th Liberation Ceremonies.
Jack married Alva in 1951 and together raised two lovely daughters, Karen and Susan. Jack was a devoted family man and took great joy in being with his two girls. The family enjoyed many years travelling across Canada, the United States, and Europe and had 37 wonderful years with family and friends at their summer cottage at Lac Lu, Ontario.
Jack was employed with the City of Winnipeg for a period of 40 years and held many positions. Jack had 33 years of happy retirement, retiring in May 1986.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Road United Church or to a charity of your choice.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Road United Church, 613 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 20, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • R.I.P. Mr. Gardiner - Posted by: Don Robertson (Neighbor) on: Jul 31, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to Elva, Susen, Karen and all the family. Jack was a wonderful man. It was truly an honour to have known him. - Posted by: Debbie Hanton (Friend) on: Jul 24, 2019

  • I will always cherish my memories of ‘Uncle Jack’ and the times the Steen family joined up with the Gardiners, Leslies and Adams for family events. Great guy, great laugh and sparkling sense of humour. Thank you. Gary Steen - Posted by: Gary Steen (Family friend) on: Jul 23, 2019

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