SMITH John (Jack) Somerset

Oct. 26, 1923 ~ July 8, 2009

It is with deep sadness we announce Jack’s passing. Jack was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and he and his wife Isobel moved to Vancouver, BC in 1958. Jack and Isobel were married for 59 years. He is survived by his loving wife Isobel, daughter Sheila McBean (Greg), sons Murray, Alan, and Jeffrey; grandchildren, Tara (Dave), Derek, and Shaylene; great granddaughters Avril and Sophia.

Jack was a WWII Veteran, serving in the Royal Canadian Navy on the Frigate Wentworth. His love of sports began at an early age. Jack was a superb baseball and soccer player; he excelled at both. One of his fondest memories was on his and Isobel’s honeymoon to New York when they saw Joe DiMaggio play at Yankee Stadium.

Jack retired from CPTelecommunications after a career spanning 49 years.

Jack was a wonderful husband, a great Dad, a lovable Grandpa and Bumpa. We will all miss his gentle spirit. We love you forever. Isobel and the family would like to sincerely thank Dr. C. Fernandes, his Staff, and the nurses on 2 West for their kindness and compassionate care of Jack.

Service to be held on Friday, July 17th at 2:00pm at Garden Hill Funeral Home 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Royal Canadian Legion #88, Maple Ridge, BC, or to the Union Gospel Mission, Vancouver, BC.

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