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Jack Cook
February 17, 1924 - November 20, 2018
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<div itemprop="description">Jack Cook <br>February 17, 1924 - November 20, 2018 <br> <br> It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce that Jack passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 20 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice of 68 years. Jack is survived by two sisters-in-law in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Beth and Jean as well as by his daughter Colleen (Peter) and his grandsons Chris (Lily) and Casey (Katelyn) and his great-granddaughter Jacklyn. Jack was also very fond of his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Jean and his brothers, Bill, Hugh, Robbie, Doug, Ian and Ken. Jack was born in Winnipeg where he attended Riverview and Kelvin schools. Shortly after graduating, the Second World War broke out and Jack enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy where he served as an Engine Room Artificer on the minesweeper H.M.C.S. Georgian. At the conclusion of the war Jack attended the University of Manitoba graduating with a degree in Interior Design. In 1968 he moved to Ottawa as the Interior Designer for Carleton University. When he retired in 1989 he held the position of Director, Physical Plant. Jack was an ardent curler and painter (he curled with 3 of his brothers for several years). In any organization that Jack belonged to, he was generous with his time serving in many volunteer capacities. He became president of both the Fort Rouge and the RCMP Curling Clubs. Jack and his wife Bea spent a number of years travelling in both Canada and the United States in their house trailer before building a cottage on the Upper Rideau Lake where they enjoyed many summers. Although retired, Jack “worked” diligently on several environmental concerns as President of the Upper Rideau Lake Association. In the Cook tradition Jack also enjoyed playing board games. He loved a game of chess with both his father-in-law in the early years and his son-in-law although he could not beat either. The family would like to thank Dr. Pham and the caring staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. A visitation will be held on Monday, December 3 between 12:00 and 2:00 at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.</div>