May 16, 1928 - October 28, 2022
Died peacefully in Orillia in his 95th year. Jack was the beloved husband of the late Valerie Anne (Ponton). He was the much loved father of Ian and his wife Tracie, David and his wife Melanie, Mary McAllister, and Nancy and her husband David. He was the proud grandfather of Trisha, Adam (and his wife Marlee and their daughter Genevieve), Matthew, Kallan (and her partner Jared), and Fraser (and his partner Emily). Jack was predeceased by his parents George and Lily Lovatt and his brother Garry. Over his career, Jack played an integral role in the development of two Canadian engineering icons: the AVRO ARROW and the CANDU Nuclear Reactor. In his community, he was a founding and active member of Bloordale United Church for over 60 years and a leader with Scouts Canada for almost 40 years.
Jack’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Mike Odlozinski for his skilled and compassionate care over the past two years. We are also grateful to the staff of C5 at Orillia’s Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Mariposa House Hospice, and the Birchmere Retirement Residence.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Mariposa House Hospice or The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated. A private Service of Interment will be held at Pine Hills Cemetery in Toronto. Arrangements entrusted to the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Home 54 Coldwater Street E., Orillia, Ontario 705-326-3595
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