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JOHN DIERCKENS (JACK)
Born: Nov 04, 1933
Date of Passing: Nov 06, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
November 4, 1933 - November 6, 2019
Jack will be lovingly remembered by his son Blair, daughter Tracy, grandchildren, Daryl, Karl and Jeanna (Aaron), as well as his numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Jack was predeceased by his wife, Jean, of 45 years. After Mom's passing in 2003, Dad was blessed to spend the rest of his life with his partner, Adele, who provided amazing companionship. Thanks to her loving care, Dad was able to remain at home as his health declined in recent months.
Jack was born on November 4, 1933 in Winnipeg. Jack was a dedicated member of Union Local 254 for 66 years as a journeyman steam-fitter. He was proud of his work on a number of prominent Winnipeg buildings such as the Convention Centre, St. Boniface Hospital, and the University of Manitoba.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dad's #1 respite worker, Kate, as well as the doctors and staff of the St. Boniface Hospital ER and Palliative Care unit for their compassion and assistance in Dad's final days.
In keeping with Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Publish Date: Nov 9, 2019
A longer obituary notice will follow.
Publish Date: Nov 7, 2019
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 07, 2019, Nov 09, 2019
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
RIP Papa :( - Posted by: Daryl Dierckens (Grandson) on: Mar 07, 2020
Del, Blair and Tracy, I am so very sorry for the passing of Uncle Jack. He was an absolute wonderful man and I tried to keep in touch with him to the end through phone calls from where I live in Edmonton. I did have the pleasure a couple years ago to spend the day and night with Uncle Jack and Del and had such a great visit. Had a BIG beer with him and still have the one dollar bill he gave me. He said everyone that visits him get a one dollar bill....well I still have it. I do as well have fond memories of times with all of you when my dad (Bob) would come down in the summers and we would all get together at Grandma's. We and they always had so much fun. I can honestly say I only have great memories of Uncle Jack, he was a wonderful man. Del, I would also like to thank you so much for the great care you gave Uncle Jack, You took wonderful care of him and stayed with him through thick and thin. You are a wonderful woman and I am so happy you are a part of our family. Wishing you all healing, please let the great memories heal your pain today. Love you always, Your cousin Brenda - Posted by: Brenda Buchart (Niece) on: Nov 19, 2019
I have only beautiful memories of Uncle Jack and Aunty Jean. I am so sorry Blair and Tracy for I know how hard it is to lose a Dad and you have my condolences as well as to Dell as she is such a wonderful Lady. Although the many years have passed since I was in Winnipeg my memories of your mom and dad are filled with love and laughter. Love your cousin Deb (Bob's Daughter). - Posted by: Deb Kalyn (Niece) on: Nov 18, 2019
Uncle Jack was always smiling and laughing and looking for an inside joke. I always felt like Uncle Jack was genuinely excited to hear my stories and interested in my life. He made people feel special by the care and attention he would show. It was always a treat to see him. - Posted by: Jessica Watson (Niece) on: Nov 12, 2019
Aunty Del, Blair and Tracy - I am so sorry to hear Uncle Jack is no longer with us. I always thought of him as a sweet and soft-spoken man. He had a keen eye and always seemed to love when family got together. I will never forget his Pic-a-Pop days or every time he offered me licorice as a kid when we said our goodbyes. I had to chew the licorice the entire car ride home (and we lived on the other side of the city!) because it was always rock hard! He will be missed. Sending love to you all during this difficult time. Alissa Watson - Posted by: Alissa Watson (Family) on: Nov 10, 2019
With True Understanding & Sympathy to your Family with the Passing of Your Dad. I always remember your family driving by our home in Fort Whyte to visit your grandparents. Embrace your Memories, To Adele, in Memory of my parents and from myself, my thoughts are with you in the loss of Jack. Shirley Thomas (Lepoder) - Posted by: Shirley Thomas (Lepoder) (Neighbour) on: Nov 09, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Jack, he will be fondly missed. I have so many fond memories of Jack from introducing him to home made wine to golfing in Arizona. Gwen always had a special place in her heart for him, maybe Jack and Gwen will meet on the other side for a glass of wine or a beer. - Posted by: Barry Watson (Nephew by Marriage) on: Nov 09, 2019
Blair, Tracey so sorry to hear about your father, know this he is no longer in any pain and Jack, Bill and Maurice are on the water hammering the Walleyes - Posted by: Richard Senkiw (Friend) on: Nov 08, 2019
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