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Jack Krause

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JACK DAVID KRAUSE

February 21, 1952 – March 14, 2024

Jack said his final goodbye with bravery and strength on March 14th, 2024. Those closest to Jack knew that his last few years had been challenging. A rare muscle disorder caused a significant decline in his health and mobility leaving him unable to live the life that he deserved. Additional complications caused him to enter the hospital where he spent the last two weeks of his life with his family by his side. 


Jack’s wife, Marianne, and their two children, Aaron (Melissa) and Carmel (Terry) will miss him dearly. Jack’s most favourite girl was his granddaughter, Sloane.  


Jack and Marianne met as teenagers in Morris, Manitoba when he offered her a piece of his chocolate bar. The love between them was undeniable and recognized by all who spent time with them. Their love, respect, and admiration for each other remained strong throughout their 51-year marriage. Jack and Marianne were married at a young age and welcomed two children into their lives.  The similarities between father and son confused many.  Aaron was often mistaken for Jack over the phone, and they shared a mutual love of many things including music, cars, useless facts, and food. Like Jack, Carmel is a private person who appreciates a genuine connection and an honest conversation. This is often the thing that others experienced during their interactions with Jack and have shared with the family since his passing. These traits live on with his children. The youngest love of his life was his granddaughter, Sloane.  He would have done anything for her, and she loved laughing and being silly with her Papa. 


Jack loved cars! That was clear. This love started at a young age and contributed to him buying his first car at age 16.  This love led him to a variety of jobs that allowed him to race and drive his car all around town.  After moving to Winnipeg, and in his later years, he was well known for his work as an upholsterer which ultimately won him awards for best interior. He opened his own business and upholstered many custom hotrods and restaurant booths around the city.  Jack’s creativity and attention to details was appreciated and respected by all.  In his spare time, Jack loved to go camping with his wife and their dogs.  He always had a soft spot for the dogs in their life.  So many special memories were made at their favourite campsites in the Whiteshell and Rushing River. 


There are many words to describe Jack.  Some that have been shared with the family include funny, strong, brave, stubborn, opinionated, amazing, loving, loyal, honest, kind, and supportive. Despite the significant loss in their lives, the family received the most meaningful gift from Jack by being able to spend time with him sharing thoughts, feelings, and stories with one another in those last two weeks.  Nothing left unsaid.  The family recognizes that this is a gift that not everyone gets before saying goodbye to their loved one and will cherish that forever.   


The family wants to thank all those who supported Jack throughout these difficult years.  Specifically, his sister, Heather, and brother-in-law Ken, who were by his side right until the end. Your love and support are truly appreciated.         


Jack's family kindly requests that all his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


Jacks' legacy of love and authenticity will continue to inspire all who knew him. Though he may be gone from our sight, his presence will forever live on in our hearts.

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05 באפר׳

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marianne

and family. I hope all the memories of jack can be held in your hearts and shared as years pass.

I wont say call on me for help because i cant, but im always ready for a coffee

May he rest in peace free from .pain.

Sincerely Gord and Judy Wach,



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03 באפר׳

It was my privilege to have known Jack in the last six months of his life. I am so grateful for this. What a truly genuine and beautiful soul!

My condolences to Marianne, Carmel, and all of Jack’s family and friends. Patricia F.

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26 במרץ

Dear Marianne and family, please accept my warmest condolences. May the memories you hold close to your heart give you comfort and peace. Jack truly was blessed with the wonderful work he did with his hands .... from restoring vehicles to the beautiful work he did upholstering. I'm still using my living room sofa pillows that he made over 20 years ago .... they're like new!

Jack was kind, quiet, reserved and truly a gentleman.

I pray for God's love, peace. comfort and hope to you and your family!

Sincerely Lesley Small

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26 במרץ

So sorry about your loss. Although I was not in jacks company that much he always impressed me with his stories. His passion for his hobbies was prevalent and he was so talented at the projects he accomplished. He was obviously a great dad to Aaron and Carmel and a wonderful husband and grandfather. Jack will be missed greatly. The video was a wonderful tribute and heartfelt. Brian and I will miss him at family get togethers. To Marianne, our deepest sympathies. Brian and Janice


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25 במרץ

My sincere condolences to Marianne, Aaron and Carmel. What a beautiful video tribute to Jack. I met Jack over forty years ago and what you got the first time was what you got forty years later. We traveled to " Back to the Fifties " car show together, we built his 40 Chevy together and we had many coffee outings together. Through it all Jack was a true and loyal friend. It always made me sad to watch him struggle with his health issues. No more struggles and fighting Jack. Rest in peace buddy. your friend Garry Asher

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25 במרץ

I'm so sorry to hear of Jacks passing . I have early memories of Jack being such a prankster . He was always making people laugh . Life took our family's in different directions. I'm sad that I never had the chance to be in his life more often . I hear stories from Heather and Ken how they have been such a wonderful part of his life . The love they had in Jack and Marianne's life , and how caring and giving they have been especially in the last few years .


Thank you for such a beautiful video . It brought back a lot of memories for me .


My Sympathy and deep Condolences 🙏 to Marianne , Aaron, Carmel , Sloane, and my dearest cousin Heather and Ken .

     

May he rest in peace .


Love Cousin Deb ❤️

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24 במרץ

I met Jack some years back, through our common interest in old cars. Really nice guy, and a talented hot rod builder and upholsterer. His was the first hot rod I'd ever seen with electric power steering! That's my 40 Plymouth two cars back at 2:34.

Sorry for your loss,

Ralph Thomas

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24 במרץ

Sorry for your loss I didn’t know Jack personally . I enjoyed his photos and videos of his old car. Wish I could have met him FlY HIGH Jack

Harold Parker


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24 במרץ

Marianne, what a beautiful tribute! I am so sorry for your loss.

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23 במרץ

With Jack what you saw was what you got and what we got was great. I'm so sad he's gone.

Love, Brian K.

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23 במרץ

While never meeting Jack in person, from our conversations, it was obvious we had a lot in common. Nothing like a 40 Chevy to bring people together. You will certainly be missed by friends and family. Rest in Peace old friend that I never met. Deepest condolences to the family from Eric Zawadzki in Texas.


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23 במרץ

Although I didn’t know Jack., my good friends Heather and Ken shared stories with me. My condolences to you Heather and Ken. You have lost a brother and dear friend. You were always there for him and his family.

My prays are with you.

Edna

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23 במרץ

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23 במרץ

Sincere condolences to Marianne, Aaron, Carmel and extended family. May the memories of the good times help you through this difficult time. FROM: BOB BLAHEY ,colleague and friend to Marianne, and Carmel's teacher.

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23 במרץ

My condolences on Jacks passing

It’s been several years since we connected, We were coworkers at Palliser, we had good time back in those days

Jack had some great cars that he always put his unique touch to in many ways, He was a talented craftsman!

RIP my friend 🥀

Conrad Kiesman

Winnipeg


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