Jack Morris Eyre
August 21, 1921 ~ December 10, 2011
Jack was born on August 21, 1921 to Frank and Lucy Eyre. Frank and Lucy came from Yorkshire England in 1913 and settled in Fernie, BC for four years. From there they moved to Cardston, AB where Jack was born; he was the sixth of ten children. In 1932 the Eyre family moved to Pincher Creek, AB and that is where Jack received his education and graduated from high school. While he attended school, he was very active in playing hockey and baseball. Shortly after graduating from school Jack joined the army and served our country during World War II. Soon after returning from the service he moved to Kamloops, BC where he was hired by Overwaitea Foods, and became a manager. He eventually was transferred to Creston and that is where he met his wife Peggy. Jack worked for the Wildlife Centre for a while, and then got hired by Columbia Brewery and worked there until his retirement in 1985. While he worked for the brewery he was an executor for Local 308 for eight years.
Jack liked to hunt, golf and curl in his earlier years and loved fishing his entire life. He spent a good deal of time on Kootenay Lake and spent a lot of time fishing up the creeks in the Creston Valley. He was an outdoorsman and loved to work in his yard and garden.
Jack will be fondly remembered as a kind, gentle-hearted man, and sadly missed by his wife; three sons; three daughters; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother; many nieces and nephews and lots of friends.
A Memorial Funeral Service was held on Saturday December 17, 2011 at G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.
Interment took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson BC.
Any friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in Jack’s name may do so to the BC Lung Association, Box 34009 Stn D, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4M2 or to the BC Cancer Foundation, 601 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L3, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.