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Date of Passing: Nov 16, 2021

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With sadness we announce the death of our Dad (Gramps) passing peacefully on
November 16, 2021 at the age of 94.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly
remembered by his wife Nell; daughter
Cindy, grandchildren, Katie and Bryce, son Jeff and wife Hali, grandchildren, Riley, Cole, and Elizabeth.
Jack spent his childhood on his parent's (Jessie Mae and Earl Roy) farm near Grandview, Manitoba then moved to
Winnipeg after his father's early passing. He boarded at St. John's School until graduation then moved to the Fort Rouge area where he met his life-long friends, Cliff, Jackie, Wray and Audrey, and a "great gal" named Nell. Nell became the love of his life and they were married on April 4, 1953.
After graduation Dad became a journeyman electrician working for a few electrical supply companies in Winnipeg. He then moved on to work for CBC television for over 35 years, first as a lighting technician then as a technical producer. He took great pride in broadcasting many live musical and sporting events, including the Olympics, Commonwealth games, CFL and curling.
In 1960, Dad and Mom purchased a lot at Caddy Lake to spend the summer with family and friends. As kids and grandchildren came, the ever-expanding cabin was enjoyed for decades. The entire cabin was built by Dad, he was definitely a "Jack" of all trades. He even built a boat with good friends, Don and Marion, and called it "Good Enough" even though it performed exceptionally. Dad spent countless hours towing the kids and their friends behind the boat and never refused a request to "go for a ski". Dad was also a great waterskier in his own right. In the evenings Dad could be found playing cards and
enjoying a rum and coke with many of the great friends he had at the lake.
Dad could always be relied on to help with renovations or handyman jobs for his
children and was always lending a hand with the neighbours at the lake. It was not
uncommon to see Dad working on the roof or tuning a boat motor, well into his 80's.
Dad and Mom operated as a team and were joined at the hip for 68 years, supporting each other in all of their endeavours. Dad loved the game of curling and played mainly at the Fort Rouge curling club where he introduced his children to the sport. Dad and Mom never seemed to miss a game that Cindy, Jeff or the grandchildren played, whether in Winnipeg or across Canada. They especially enjoyed any post-game festivities with Don and
Jack (Dad, Gramps) was a loving husband, caring and supportive father, grandfather and friend to many, he will be missed.
A Celebration of Life will take place in the spring, details will be announced at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff of West Park Manor (1 North) for taking such good care of Dad.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer
Association of Manitoba (

Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 20, 2021, Nov 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Jack was godparent to my sister and I, and a special friends to our parents. I have many fond memories of trips to the cottage at Caddy Lake, family Boxing Day dinners, and having Jack and Nell attend our wedding in San Antonio, Texas. Thinking of you all with love. Carla - Posted by: Carla Cobb (God daughter) on: Mar 27, 2022

  • My condolences on the passing of Mr Stoughton. I have fond memories of him watching Jeff and Cindy curl and swimming at Caddy Lake in the 80’s. He was so friendly and welcoming! His big smile is what I remember the most. Take care. - Posted by: Kathie Allardyce (Ellwood) (Friend) on: Dec 14, 2021

  • Our family and the Stoughton’s were neighbours on Waterford Ave. years ago. They were great neighbours and Jack helped Bill in dealing with cars and other concerns Deepest sympathy from our family to yours as you mourn his passing. - Posted by: Mary Duff (Neighbour) on: Dec 12, 2021

  • I was so sorry to read of Jack's passing. While I didn't know Jack personally I knew of him thru you. You have come to mind often during your son Jeff's victories on the curling scene and more recently because my own circle of friends has diminished. I am fortunate to know that you are still here and so am I. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease and earth-shattering to family. I lost my sister to Lewy Body Dementia and being the sole caregiver took its' toll. Please accept my condolences and my wishes to you for a long, and peaceful recovery and good health for many years to come. Sincerely, Aileen Kokoski - Posted by: Aileen Kokoski (Former co-worker with Nell Stoughton) on: Nov 23, 2021

  • Jeff and Nell, my deepest condolences to you both. Jeff, it's been so many years since I last saw your dad but boy, he was always so welcoming, warm and friendly. He loved watching you curl. That's what I remember about your dad. Take care. - Posted by: Karen Purdy (Friend) on: Nov 22, 2021

  • Ted and I would like to extend our condolences to the Stoughton family. We were part of the lucky family that were nextdoor neighbors at Caddy Lake. There were countless times that Jack helped out with any electrical or boat motor problems. He had a great laugh that we would often hear while he was sharing"happy hour" with us or others. He was a wonderful man who has left us with many great memories. - Posted by: Wendy Kowaliszyn (Friend) on: Nov 20, 2021

  • I was "on the other side of the glass" to Jack as an announcer but if Jack was looking after a production, everybody knew the technical stuff was going to work the way it should. Whenever Jeff was front and centre in curling, I'd brag to family and friends "I worked with his dad". I know I join countless others in offering my condolences to Jack's family and friends. - Posted by: Murray Parker (colleague) on: Nov 20, 2021

  • So sorry to see the loss of your Father. you will have many fond memories. This is never an easy time. - Posted by: Ray Tann and Laurie McKenzie-Tann (Former co-worker of Jeff) on: Nov 20, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Nell,Cindy and Jeff and family. As a new rookie cameraman at CBC Wpg in 1967, Jack came to me with an invitation to become a member of the infamous CBC Wpg Television mobile crew who were involved in broadcasting live events across western Canada. Jack and I worked on many shows together, until his retirement and my moving to the freelance world. We shared a mutual respect, and friendship that I will always remember. Rest in Peace Jack. - Posted by: Len Dubyts (Colleague and friend) on: Nov 20, 2021

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