KREITZER, Jack Henry
September 24, 1935 – September 21, 2011
Jack was born in Quinton, Saskatchewan the second of four children. Jack left home at an early age to find work. He lived in Edmonton, Alberta for several years before being called by the Spell of the Yukon and making the Yukon his home. Jack was very athletic and played hockey for Yukon’s National Hockey team and going to the Centennial Games in Quebec in 1967. Jack was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and flying. Jack met his wife Doreen in the north and they went on to have three children. After 35 years of life in the north, Jack and Doreen retired to Comox in 1989 where they enjoyed many years of golfing and curling.
Doreen passed away in 1997. Jack then met his new wife Lynne and they enjoyed many years of happiness. Jack battled a long fight with Cancer and died peacefully at his home Wednesday evening with his family by his side. Jack was a family man first and foremost and will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure to meet him. Jack leaves behind his partner of 13 years, Evelyn Finlayson, his three children: (Brad) Cathie Johnson of Whitehorse, Yukon, Shayne (Kate) Kreitzer of Yorkton, Saskatchewan; and (Russ) Kim Rodriguez of Comox, Rob MacDonald who was like another son and his sisters Julia Albert and Ann Koncz.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening, September 27, 2011 from 6-8 with prayers at 7:00 p.m. at Comox Valley Funeral Home. Burial will take place at the Tagish Cemetery in Tagish, Yukon on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.