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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.

ETHICAL DEATH CARE

Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St. Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 - www.ethicaldeathcare.com

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