John Alexander ‘Jack’ Shaver

 

John Alexander “Jack” Shaver died peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at the age of 94 years.  

Born in Matilda Township, on June 28, 1917, to Frank and Clair Shaver, Jack is a lifelong resident of South Dundas.  

Jack worked on the family apple farm just outside of Iroquois, and for Caldwell Linen Mill before going to work for Ontario Hydro during the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. He worked for Hydro One until he retired. 

Jack married Elsie Millard on June 13, 1942, and together they raised three boys Ed, Art and Robbie.

Jack cared deeply for his family especially his wife who he cared for after her arthritis became too much for her.

Jack was a member of the Iroquois United Church Cemetery Board for over 52 years and the Iroquois Masonic lodge for over 60 years, holding various positions.  

He loved cars, fishing, playing euchre in Morrisburg and Iroquois, shuffle board twice a week at the Matilda Hall and golf.  Jack was seen playing daily at the Iroquois Golf Club during the summer.

Jack is survived by his sons Ed and his wife Debbie of Morrisburg, Art of Iroquois and Robbie and his wife Cindy of Iroquois. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Ashli, Christina, Jessica, Sheri and Stacey and by eight great-grandchildren. 

He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Perdue of Winnipeg and sister-in-law Ruth Shaver of Ottawa.  

Jack was predeceased by his wife Elsie and brother Allen.

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 11 a.m. until time of the service at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Janet Evans officiated.  

Donations to the Arthritis Society are gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Spring Interment will at the Iroquois Point Cemetery.

 

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