It is with heavy hearts that Jack’s family wish to share the news of his passing on May 16 at the age of 76. Jack is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ellen; son Victor (Wendy); daughter Judy; as well as grandsons; granddaughters; and lots of extended family.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, Fred, Iris, Noreen, and Norma; as well as his brother Fredrick (Bill) Smallwood.
Jack was born August 13, 1945 and spent most of his life in the North End of Winnipeg. He attended Sisler High School, then started driving trucks around the Winnipeg area; working for different companies. He loved to play the accordion for family get togethers, which also led him to the band White Lightning Express, playing in numerous bars across Manitoba.
His passions beyond music were motorcycles, and watching sports (namely his Bombers and Jets), and wrestling. We would advise you to never get in the way of his wrestling – it won’t go well.
Jack lost the fight with cancer which he fought for a little over a year. At this time, we would like to thank the staff on 5B at St. Boniface Hospital, and the staff at Meadowood Manor Personal Care Home for the comfort and care he received in his final months.
In honour of Jack’s wishes, no formal service will be held; instead, please simply remember him in a prayer. He was loved by all; we miss you and we will never forget you, Jack.
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