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Jack Sherwood

February 8, 1933 - February 6, 2016


“Miss Me But Let Me Go”

When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
why cry for a soul set free.

Miss me a little – but not too long and not with your head bowed low
Remember The love that we once shared
Miss me – but let me go

For this a journey  that we all must take and each must go alone
It's all a part of the Masters plan on the step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart go to the friends we know and bury your sorrow in doing good deeds
Miss me but let me go…

Just two days shy of his 83rd birthday, Jack passed away peacefully at Cowichan District Hospital. Jack was born in Nanaimo to John and Maggie Sherwood of extension.

Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Chemainus where they welcomed a second son, Donald (Shaky). He attended school in Chemainus, Ladysmith and graduated from Nanaimo vocational school in 1950. Jack worked at Copper Canyon with MacMillan Bloedel from 1954 to 1990 when he retired.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, and several trips abroad with Vivian, his wife of 60 years. He was a great friend and his weekly outings with Jerry, Morris and Walter were always a highlight for him. Jack was a great provider, role model and always willing to lend a helping hand. He was loved by all who were a part of his life.

Jack was predeceased by his dad John (1984), mother Maggie (1989), daughter in law Debbie (2003) and brother Donnie (2010). He leaves behind his loving wife Vivian, sons Glen and Norman (Leila). Five grandchildren, David(Sharon), Aimee (Grant), Deanna (Izak), Jason(Jade), Kodi (Mandi).  11 great-grandchildren, Cayden, Austin, Ryder, Keyla, Nova, Clare, Natalie, Sofie, Liam, Elizabeth, Lexi.

The family would like to thank Dr. W. Pewarchuk and Dr. M. Sanders for their years of excellent care and compassion as well as the nursing staff at CDH for their help and dedication.  Our friends and family members have certainly made this journey easier for us, thank you!

It was Jack's wish that there be no funeral service but if anyone would like to make a donation to the CDH foundation it would be greatly appreciated. Address: #4 466 Trans Canada HWY, Duncan, BC. V9L 3R6.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Laurel & Robert Menzies
Relation: friend

Jack will definitely be missed, He was a good man and I am glad that I had the opportunity to work with him.

From: Donna May (Everts) Hegglund
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Oh what a shock to hear that Jack passed away! I will miss his smiling face and warm hugs, his cookies. Viv,Norman,Leila and Glenn wishing you all my condolences. Every time I make his favourite cookies I will think of him and smile. Big hugs Auntie Viv

From: David Holm
Relation: knew Peggy Sherwood and Jacquie

My Mom used to take my brother and me to stay in the Dobbs’ & McLeod’s waterfront cabin at Chemainus for a week each summer in the 1950s. Several times I remember visiting Peggy Sherwood and Jacquie, and hearing about Jack and Donny. I never met Jack, but he always had a good reputation as a worker and provider and family leader.
If either Peggy or Jacquie is still alive, I would like to hear from them and find out how they knew my mom, the McLeods, & the Dobbs.

From: Kinsey family
Relation: neighbours

Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

From: Jacques & Lynda Marc
Relation: Workmates/friends

Dear Vivian Jacques and I were saddened to read of Jack’s passing. I remember our days at Normal School and social gatherings with M & B.
We’re recalling these happy days with Jack and sending prayerful thoughts your way. Thinking of you and his Family. Jacques & Lynda

From: Raymond Cardy
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of Jacks passing, I have fond memories of all of you.It does not seem that long ago that I was hanging out at your house.Take care he will be missed Ray

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