JOHN F HICKS
Born In: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Born: December 26th, 1929
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: August 14th, 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Jack is survived by his loving wife Lucy, of 61 years, four daughters Susan (Allan) Rasmussen of Merritt, B.C., Judy (Garry) Bader of Kamloops, B.C., Donna (Ken) Kernaghan of Calgary, Alta., and Jackie (Ron) Blackwell of Kamloops, B.C., eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Jack was pre-deceased by his parents Hazel and Fred Hicks, and sister Deveny Snyder of Calgary, Alta.
Jack worked summer months for CNR on the B&B at the age of 16. After graduating from High School, Jack attended Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alta, and then became a carman on the CNR in 1951 in the Calgary region. He joined Sales & Marketing as a representative in 1961 in Calgary, and transferred to Kamloops with the CNR in 1972. He went back to Calgary as the Sales & Marketing Manager of Southern Alberta in 1986, transferred to Vancouver in 1988, and retired to Kamloops in 1989.
Jack loved to golf and curl and was a Past President and Past Director of the K.G.C.C. He was active in the Transportation Clubs in Calgary and the Okanagan and an Honorary member of the Seniorís Curling Club in Kamloops. Many people will recognize Jack from the many volunteer hours he has put into the community.
Jack also had a love of travel, and enjoyed many trips with family and friends touring Europe, cruising, and exploring the Caribbean at all inclusive resorts.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at #180 - 546 St. Paul Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 5T1, or the Crohnís/Colitis Society at 11198 - 84 Avenue, P.O. Box 33060, Delta, B.C. V4C 8E6 or at www.ccfc.ca
A Celebration of Life will be held for Jack at Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street, on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a tea at the Kamloops Curling Club at 700 Victoria Street.