April 10, 1932 – November 26, 2008

It is with heavy heart that we, Ric and Brenda announce the passing of our wonderful father, Jack. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, April 10, 1932. Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife Beverley and grand-daughter Shannon. Dad was the 2nd of four children born to Gwendolyn and Vernon Deakin. Dad grew up in a happy love filled environment in Ottawa. He married his childhood sweetheart of 53 years on June 20, 1953. Dad enjoyed many adventures associated with his military service of 36 years. Mom and Dad lived in France, Southern, Central and Northwest USA as well as the Canadian north (Yellowknife). Dad had 4 loves in his life: fishing, skiing, motorcycling and flying. He fished for over 70 years, skied for 70, motorcycled for 50 and flew for 36. Dad will be dearly missed by his loving family and the many dear friends he had. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec 11/08 at 2pm at Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Kidney Foundation. Email condolences to the family can also be sent to bjdeakin@shaw.ca

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