A longtime resident of Ventnor, Jack Heyman, passed away suddenly at home on September 6, 2013. He was 65.
Jack was born in Knowlton, Quebec, on July 4, 1948, to his parents Donald and Roxie Heyman.
He moved to this area in 1958 and to Ventnor in 1971, where he purchased a house on Edward Street where he lived until his death.
Jack had a long working career starting as a truck driver for B&M Carriers. He next worked for Oxford on the Rideau and then the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville until his retirement on July 31, 2013.
Jack had many interests which included hunting, chain saw carving, lumberjack competitions, and rebuilding antique tractors. Everything had to be perfect.
Jack is survived by his loving companion Beatrice Smith, who he reunited with after 50 years, and by his mother Roxie and his stepfather Al. He will be fondly remembered by his sisters Phyllis (Allan) Murphy and Sheila Potvin, by his step-sister Kelly (Randy) Catelier, his step-brother Donald McLeod. and his step-children Susan (Mario) Zambonin and Jim (Amy) Hooper.
He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, step-children and grandchildren.
Jack was predeceased by his wife Bev Heyman, his sister Gail Moulton, his father Donald Heyman, his step-mother Alice Heyman and his grandmother Mabel Heyman.
Friends called at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Spencerville, on Monday, September 9, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Legion Service was held at the home at 6 p.m.
The funeral service was held in the Purcell Chapel at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, with Kathy Kelso officiating. Interment followed at Adams Cemetery.
Pallbearers were step-son Jim Hooper, step-son-in-law Mario Zambonin, nephew Jim Murphy, fellow workers Al Typhair and Mark VanBeilen and friend Doug Cusson. Honorary pallbearers were stepfather Al Hilliker, brothers-in-law Allen Murphy and Garry Moulton and nephews Joe Moulton and Bobby Moulton.
Donations to the Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.