John William Bissett
1935 – 2016
We sadly said farewell to our Jack on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Kimberley Special Care Home.
Jack was born on August 14, 1935 in Vancouver and started his career with his dad doing lighting at Empire Stadium leading to long support for the BC Lions. Jack went on to BCIT and achieved an Electrical Trade Certificate and thereafter worked mostly for BC Hydro.
Over the years Jack played baseball, curled, bowled, golfed and was an avid Kootenay Ice fan. Many fun trips were made to Reno and Vegas with pals. He and Lil enjoyed camping at the local lakes and taking road trips across Canada.
Jack was a very special man who loved his family and was dearly loved in return. He was kind and generous with a wonderful gift of laughter bringing many good friends into his life whom he cherished.
Even through the long journey of Alzheimer’s his beautiful spirit shone through charming everyone with his smiles and gentle good nature. He will be greatly missed.
Jack leaves to mourn his loving partner Lillian, sons Daryl (Bev) Bissett and Monte (Laura) Bissett, daughter Jaimie Lee Glass (John Futa), grandchildren Shawn, Jarret, Stephanie, Mathew, Jesse, Cameron, Ashley and Dolan and nine great grandchildren.
Also sadly missing Jack are his extended family Rob (Jackie) D’Etchevvery and children Rylan and Tyson and Ryan (Tanya) D’Etchevvery and children Daxton and Jasper.
Favourite words of Jack’s by Henry Van Dyke were….
Time is too slow for those who wait
Too swift for those who fear
Too long for those who grieve
Too short for those who rejoice
But for those who love
Time is not.
There will be no service by Jack’s request.
Many hugs and thanks to the staff at the Pines for Jack’s excellent care.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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