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Date of Passing: Nov 14, 2021

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Jack Muir passed away peacefully on November 14, 2021, at the age of 90.
He was preceded by his parents Alfred and Helen Muir, and beloved wife of 62 years, Shirley Muir. He leaves to mourn numerous nieces, nephews, and friends across Canada.
A memorial service will take place in the future.

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

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Action Jackson lived life large. I met Jack when he moved to Pinawa at the golf course which he loved. He was 30 years older than me, but if he found out you had some hockey in your past, you were inducted into his inner circle. Between The Vancouver Club, his golf course he was a member of in his prime and his hockey stories as a member of the Manitoba NHL Oldtimers or his stint playing hockey in England, hundreds of stories would be passed along ending with either a booming laugh or a twinkle in his eye, he was at his best with cold one in his hand and spinning a yarn. Covid was a penalty box infraction which kept him from sucking the last ounces out of his love for golf. This past summer at age 90 he still used to go outside and practice hitting balls in the school yard next to Seine River home in anticipation of being ready for his next round of golf, he truly loved the game. Something that never happened often enough for his liking once he lost his Continental and driving privileges. 52 was his baby, that poodle and Jack were like a married couple after Shirley passed away. An amazing pair. Jack I an Sure Shirley was glad to see you again, I assume there are golf courses in heaven, so you can bet Jack has a 7 am tee time ready for anyone who would care to play. Some day Jack, someday. - Posted by: Rick Stefansson (Friend) on: Jan 22, 2022

  • Jack and Shirley were old friends of my Mom and Dad, Elsie and Bob Robson. I remember as a very small child visiting them at West Hawk Lake and Christmas Eve at their apartment in Silver Heights - I was so worried we would be late getting home and Santa would have come and gone, not bothering to leave gifts for children who were not there! After Shirley passed my Mom lived at Seine River Residences for a time, so we saw a bit more of Jack and Five Two. One of my brothers, Graham, also kept in fairly close contact with him. Graham sadly passed away in April, and my Mom is now in nursing care, but I have thought of Jack often, and just called to wish him a belated Christmas. I think he seemed like he would live forever. He was a good friend to my parents, a pseudo-uncle to me and my brothers, and I'm so sorry he wasn't there to take my call. He'll be missed. - Posted by: Jan Robson (Family friend) on: Dec 26, 2021

  • Met Jack in Pinawa back in 2002 one of the home town table boys daily at 430 yep for beers and yes Jack would always double on the boys. Loved his hockey stories and yes we knew a lot of the old time players. Jack was a good friend of Ron Castlelane and Jack moved into Ron’s dad's house. Jack and I followed each other since his move from Pinawa. Jack loved the fact I would go to his apartment to cut his hair. Of course I would be asked to walk the dog his buddy. I’ll miss Jack and his stories and the best part Jack was always upbeat and hardly ever found a problem in life (that was a pun) always enjoyed how he could be so out there then next minute right back with a great story. RIP Jack I will Miss you. - Posted by: Clay Mc Murren (Friend ) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Our family met Jack and Shirley 65 years ago. We had many great summers visiting at the lake, Christmas parties with Santa Claus and caroling, visits to Vancouver and Pinawa. Our condolences to Jack’s nephew and his family. He will be missed. - Posted by: Joyce Kolba (Long time friend) on: Nov 22, 2021

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