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JOHN (JACK) DELVEAUX
Date of Passing: May 13, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
JOHN (JACK) DELVEAUX
Jack was born in Chicago to the late Arnold and Phyllis (Anderson) Delveaux. Jayne was born in Chicago to the late Arthur and Dolores (Steil) Sullivan. Both Jack and Jayne are survived by Victoria Delveaux (Billy) Hughes, Michaele Delveaux, John (Jack) Delveaux Jr., Todd (Lynne) Delveaux, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, sister Marlene (Richard) Reynolds, sister-in-law Trudy Delveaux, sister Suzi (Bob) Sculz, brother Craig (Linda) Larson, and an army of nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews, a brother, Arnold "Skip" Delveaux, who preceded Jack in death, and a sister Patsy (Pat) Williams preceded Jayne in death.
While attending Fenger High School, Jack lettered in nine sports, and Jayne danced her way into his heart. They were married in 1957. Jack played football and baseball at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he earned three letters in baseball and four letters in football. Jayne had three babies in four years and revelled in becoming a full-time wife and mother. After captaining the ILLINI football team his senior year, Jack was drafted by the NY Giants in the ninth round. The NY Giants loaned Jack to Bud Grant, the coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. When the time came for Jack to return to New York, Bud Grant would not release him. Jack didn't care, he just wanted to play ball. Canada was also the perfect place for him to partake in the most fabulous fishing and hunting of his life. Jack had an outstanding football career from 1959 to 1964. In 1964 Jack was forced to retire due to a career-ending injury. Jack was inducted into the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Hall of Fame in 1994. Jack spent the next 40 years as a highly successful District Manager selling heavy equipment for Manitowac and Grove Equipment.
After raising four children, Jayne graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Texas with a BA in Interior Design. She was always a curator of all things beautiful. Her love of family and her eye for design was unparalleled. Her design talent can still be seen in various establishments throughout Texas.
The Gentle Giant and his Leading Lady have gone Home. A few days after their 63rd wedding anniversary, they passed peacefully side by side, holding hands. An exemplary love story for all the ages!
Rest in peace together, forever.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 23, 2020
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
A great couple- Jayn was a good friend of my wife, Kay Jordan - Posted by: Gene Vezina (Friend/played HIgh School football,lived acoss the street i Roseland) on: Dec 30, 2020
The Delveaux family lived next door to us on Carnarvan Rd in. Silver Heights. I babysat all four children for a few years. What a wonderful family! Have had contact with Jayne most Christmases all these years, by mail and later email. You will miss your parents, such lovely people! - Posted by: Leona McInnes (Brownrigg) (Neighbour) on: May 23, 2020
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