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JACK SKELLY

Born: Feb 08, 1944

Date of Passing: Nov 05, 2002

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JACK SKELLY February 8, 1944 - November 5, 2002 It is with great sadness that the family announces at the age of 58, Jack Skelly passed away peacefully in his home on November 5, 2002. Predeceased by his father John Skelly, his brother Robert and sister Madeline Skelly-Meyer. Jacks memory is cherished by his wife Flo "Fluffy" Savard; his mother Marjorie; his son Paul (Jennifer) grandson Zachary; his youngest son Daniel; stepdaughter Carole (Steve) and granddaughter Olivia; stepdaughter Patricia (Shawn) grandchildren, Dustin and Misty "Yappy"; stepson Gerry; brother-in-law Eddy Meyer; nephew Jay (Liz) Meyer; cousins; and many special lifelong friends. Pursuing his love for music he started out at Music City at the age of 17. From there he enjoyed a lifelong career in the music industry with MCA/Universal. His love for music had him involved with multiple organizations such as Teen Dance Party (where he became known as "The Bird"), The Fabulous 50s Ford Club, The Forever Young Club and the latest, Club 58. Jack had many interests, mostly his obsession for football, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (east side) and the struggling Vikings. Jacks zest for life was contagious. His ability to make people laugh was uncanny even if it was at his own expense, making him the focal point of most gatherings. Words cannot express the love and joy he brought to everyone around him. He was a wonderful role model and he will be sadly missed by all. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 10 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Burton Cummings Theatre, 364 Smith with service at 8:00 p.m. Private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jack to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the Canadian Diabetes Association, Manitoba Division. The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the family, friends and neighbours for all their loving care and support given to Jack and his family. Arrangements entrusted to: GLEN LAWN FUNERAL HOME 455 LAGIMODIERE BLVD. 982-7550

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 08, 2002

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • There is no one who grew up in Winnipeg in the 60's and 70's that doesn't remember Jack Skelly. After all these years we can still remember him on teen dance party feature dancing to The Bird. The man has left a lasting impression in our minds. Few people do that to strangers... he did. :) - Posted by: Kathe Huot (none) on: Sep 30, 2018

  • Here we are in the last days of summer 2016. Jack loved this time of year if here today would be beating the Blue Bomber drum and praising them on their 3 straight wins. He would have also been very proud of The Tragically Hip who just 2 weeks ago gave their farewell performance here in Winnipeg and played live and to a TV audience to 12 million this past weekend in their farewell show in Kingston. The Hip had no bigger fan or supporter than Jack. I remember him playing an advance copy of their album for me in his MCA records office where we would get together weekly fur a late Friday afternoon beer and music session. He said "These guys are going to be the biggest thing in Canada". He was right. He was always right. He had a 6th sense for music and predicted great things for the likes of LIVE, Alannis Morisette and many others before their first single was released. We attended many Hip shows, movies and Bomber games. I've been thinking about the Big Bear a lot lately and I cannot believe 14 years have passed since "Captain Jack" sailed off into the sunset. Peace Brother. - Posted by: Wayne Yaskew (Friend) on: Aug 22, 2016

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