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ROBERT JOHN (JACK) CRAWLEY
Born: Jul 10, 1925
Date of Passing: Nov 02, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
ROBERT JOHN (JACK) CRAWLEY
July 10, 1925 - November 2, 2019
Jack is survived by his wife Joyce (nee Edwards), daughter Cathy (David), sons, Doug (Nancy), Rob (Patricia) and Don (Darcy); granddaughters, Jennifer, Emma, Sophie and Maja; brother Ron (Lola Mae), sister Connie, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was born and raised in Swan River, Manitoba, leaving to join the Navy in 1942. The friends he made in the Navy remained for a lifetime.
After serving on the Mayflower in the Atlantic and D-Day Invasion, he returned to Winnipeg where he graduated from the University of Manitoba as a professional engineer. He retired after 37 years with Winnipeg Hydro in the position of Assistant General Manager. He was very active in a number of professional organizations. He was particularly proud of his research in alternative energy resources. He volunteered for a variety of organizations such as United Way and Bronx Park Community Centre.
Jack enjoyed his outdoor activities such as sailing, hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, golfing and hunting. Jack and Joyce thoroughly enjoyed travelling around North America in their VW van. Their love of travel took them to many other countries.
No public service will be held. We would like to thank Ryan and others for their kind care.
KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2019
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Joyce and Family, so sorry to hear about Jack's passing. I remember him as a very kind and bright person. Thanks for always making my visit to your home a very pleasant one. Jack Hayes Retired TD Banker - Posted by: Jack Hayes (friend) on: Nov 12, 2019
Joyce, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Jack's passing. I have fond memories of our business relationship, dealing with the Interconnection Agreement between Winnipeg Hydro and Manitoba Hydro. Jack was always cordial and fair. The friendship which developed during the business years, carried over into retirement. It was a pleasure to arrange for his duck hunting at Duck Lake at our farm in Roblin, the place of your and my roots. My sympathies to you and your family. Will Tishinski - Posted by: Will Tishinski (friend) on: Nov 09, 2019
Dear Joyce and Family: I was shocked to see the Free Press announcement of Jack's passing. It brought back very good memories of our friendship when both Ken and Jack worked at the Hydro. Please accept my sincere condolences on this sad occasion. I imagine Jack and Ken up there discussing electrical distribution and enjoying each other's company once again. I wish you no more sorrow. Fondly, Geita Kramer - Posted by: geita kramer (longtime friend) on: Nov 09, 2019
Don, I am so sorry to hear of your dear dad's passing. I wish you and your family strength to continue to live on without his presence. My sincerest condolences. Jill Palmer nee McWhinney - Posted by: Jill Palmer nee McWhinney (friends with Don from John Henderson Jr. High) on: Nov 09, 2019
I remember Rob’s Dad got us our first summer job with Hydro as meter readers way back in 1975. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. - Posted by: Brian & Alanna Berezuk (Friends to Rob) on: Nov 09, 2019
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