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John Slinn

John Slinn John Slinn

Lieu de naissance : Regina, Canada

Date de décès : 13 janvier 2013

SLINN, John Carter (Jack)
Jack Slinn, a long time resident of Regina, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at the age of 89. Jack was born in 1923, at his family home in the west end of Regina close to the R.C.M.P. Barracks. Jack was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Olive Slinn, three brothers Samuel, Harlin, and Ralph; sisters Fern Clemmitt and Ethel Magno. Jack is survived by three sisters, Pearl Allen of Regina, Gwen McInnis of Calgary, and Ruth Loewen of Lethbridge. Jack leaves to mourn his loving wife of 68 years Doreen; his daughter Dianne (Al) Dixon, grandson Jesse Dixon of Sherwood Park, AB; his son Doug (Jackie) Slinn, grandsons, Jack (Joanne), Sam and Bob. Jack‘s working career was spent in sales, primarily with Intercontinental Packers, working in and around Regina before being transferred to Swift Current in 1962. A few years later he returned to Regina and switched careers joining the Regina Real Estate Association. Jack and Doreen moved back to Swift Current, where he managed and was in sales at WW Smith Real Estate. He became a member of the Swift Current Real Estate Board and served as president in 1980/1981. Jack devoted his life to community service, both in Regina and Swift Current. He had more than a 50 year association with the A.C.T. (Associated Canadian Travelers) receiving his 50 year pin in 1983. He was involved with the A.C.T. Amateur Nite shows in the early 1950’s. After moving to Swift Current in 1962, Jack continued his involvement with the A.C.T. representing them on a committee responsible for organizing and building The Swift Current Centennial Civic Centre. He served as president of the Swift Current A.C.T. club in 1965 and again in 1981. Through the A.C.T. he became involved with the Anti-Tuberculosis League/Saskatchewan Lung Association. Jack was the chairman of the Liaison Committee of the A.C.T./Saskatchewan Lung Association for four years, later sitting on the Board of Directors of the S.L.A. representing the A.C.T. In 1983, after many years of service, he was honored with a Life Time Membership of The Saskatchewan Lung Association and sat on the Board of Directors representing the A.C.T. until 2003. While Jack was in Swift Current he was also a member of the local Kiwanis Club for 10 years, receiving a perfect attendance pin during that time and serving as president in 1984/1985. Jack served on the Board of the Prairie Pioneer Lodge from 1979-1995, acting as chairman for four of those years, later becoming chairman of Prairie Pioneers Independent Housing. Jack was always athletically inclined, playing baseball for the Regina Caps in the mid 1940’s. He helped organize and played on a fastball team, the Regina Bronks, that won a league and provincial championship in the late 40’s early 50’s. He played and coached hockey in the 1950’s. Jack went on to coach minor hockey in the 1960’s in Swift Current. He was a member of the Swift Current Minor Hockey Association from 1962-1969, serving as president for two years during that time. Jack served on the committee that organized, The Midget Tournament of Champions. Jack helped with the re-organization of the Minor League Baseball Association obtaining land for the ball diamonds in Swift Current. He served as its first president in 1966/67. Jack was involved in sports his whole life, he also umpired baseball, curled and bowled competitively. His love of golf started early at the Regina Gyro Golf Club in the 1940’s, later he joined the Regina Golf Club. While living in Swift Current he joined The Elmwood Golf Club, serving on the executive and later becoming president in 1981/1982. He was very proud of his four ‘holes in one’ during his golfing years. Jack was a member of The Regina Gyro Club since the late 1990’s serving in a number of capacities. Jack and Doreen have been active members of Lakeview United Church since 1995. Jack will be sadly missed by family and friends and the communities he served selflessly for so many years. Jack’s family would like to thank Dr. Ferguson and the nursing staff of the Emergency Room of Regina General Hospital as well as the nursing staff of Unit 5F for the wonderful care he was given. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. Jo Mader officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to The Lung Association of Saskatchewan, 1231 8th Street E, Saskatoon SK, S7H 0S5, would be appreciated.


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