John Alfred ‘Jack’ Earl

August 23, 1927 – January 15, 2022
Jack passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital on January 15, 2022. He is united once again with his wife Nan, love of his life and wife of 62 years who passed in 2020.
Jack is survived by his 3 children, son Doug Earl (Deborah), daughter Carolyn Pineo (Todd), and son Steve Earl (Saki). Jack had 6 grandchildren, Darcie (Tim), Scott, Allison, Michelle, Emily, and Kaya, and 2 great grandchildren, Mari and Jack.
Jack is predeceased by his sister Margaret.
Jack will be missed greatly by the many people he touched in his life including his nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Jack was born in London, England to his parents Alfred and Emily Earl. His early years were spent between his home in London and summer home in Bogner. After World War II and the passing of his father, Jack immigrated to Canada with his mother. They settled in Nanaimo to be near his sister Margaret who had previously arrived in Canada as a war bride.
Following in the footsteps of his father, Jack took work building houses and becoming an apprentice carpenter. He led an active life in the fast-growing city of Nanaimo when he met a young teacher, Nan Woods, who would become his wife and lifelong soulmate.
With the birth of their first son and daughter, Jack needed stable work and he joined the new pulp mill at Harmac as a carpenter. Jack would spend more than 25 years at the mill where he made many life-long connections and friends.
The family home on Northumberland Avenue would be a place of many great memories for the now expanded family of 3 children. Nan and Jack eventually moved to their dream home in Cilaire with a beautiful garden and the view of the ocean they had always wanted. It would be home for the rest of their life together until Nan’s passing and Jack’s move to Kamloops in 2021 to be close to his 3 children and their families.
Jack always loved his family camping trips and many summers spent at the family property on Lake Cowichan. Over the years, Jack would make several trips back to his native England to visit family and friends.
Jack’s family would like to thank everyone who knew him and gave him so much love and support over an amazing and fulfilling 94 years.
Jack will be forever missed but never forgotten.
No service is planned at this time.Obituary


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