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Born: Jul 04, 1922

Date of Passing: Oct 05, 2002

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CHARLES HENRY JOHN (JACK) PERRY After a valiant fight with cancer, Jack passed away on October 5, 2002, surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his mother Lily, father Jack, brother George, brother-in-law Frank, Franks wife Elinor, and sister-in-law Jean. He is sadly missed by his loving wife of 57 years; three sons and their families, John, Darlene, Cynthia, Michelle and fiance David; Sheldon, Glenys, Michael, and Jacklyn; Keith, Catherine, Scott and Lauren. Also left to mourn in England are his brother Ern, his sister Kato and husband Dave, and sister-in-law Millie. Also left to mourn are sister-in-law May, Jim and family; his brother-in-law Theo, Margaret and family; and Frank and Elinors family. He will also be missed by his many friends here and abroad. Jack took special pride in all his grand-children, enjoyed politics, gardening and his dogs. He took a special interest in all people with whom he came in contact and believed in putting something back to the community. For instance, he helped found the East End Community Club, spent many volunteer hours with teen activities and was a founder of the Transcona Library. Jack was born in Cornworthy, Devon, England on July 4, 1922. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1940 and was trained in air crash rescue, chemical warfare, and commando techniques. He came to Canada under The Commonwealth Air Training Plan in 1942 and was stationed at Weyburn, SK and then Carberry, MB. He was recalled to Britain for the big push of June 6, 1944. He was joined by Edna in January 1945 and they were married at Stoke Gabriel, Devon on March 31. He worked at the CNR for 38 years, retiring as accounting supervisor in 1983. He served as School Board Trustee and then on Council for 12 years helping Transcona become a city. Later, he was Alderman on the East St. Paul Municipal Council. Jack was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Transcona Branch No. 7. On Monday, Deacon Paul Martin, a friend of nearly 50 years, led the Legion Memorial Service. The church service will be held at St. Catherines Church, 3202 Birds Hill Rd., East St. Paul, on Tuesday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m., with The Rev. Brian Ford officiating, assisted by The Rev. C. J. Adams. Special thanks to the Palliative Care Program whose assistance enabled his family to keep him home as long as possible. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to St. Catherines Memorial Fund or charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 08, 2002

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