It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack after a lengthly battle with Alzheimers. Son of the late Moses Peter McIntyre and Susan (Rankin). Loving husband of 65 years to Dolores. Proud father to Donald (Ruth), Nancy (Rob), Craig (Lori), Carole (Paul). Cherished by his grandchildren, Heidi, Kaitlin, & Harrison, Amanda & Sean, Eric, Scott, Dana, Zac & Levi, Emily & Luke and his great grandchildren, Jackson & Liam, Mackenzie & Jackson, Ayla, Sophie & Carter. He was predeceased by his brother Peter and sisters Catherine, Joan & Susan. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Shirley & Bob Lamb as well his nieces, nephews and friends.
Jack was a proud family man who took great pleasure in celebrating his family’s accolades. He was committed to supporting his family in their dreams and pursuits. Jack’s spirit and love of family and friends gathering and celebrating will always be remembered, especially if a piano and singing were involved.
He played every sport to an elite level, being drafted by the New York Rangers before turning 18. His love of basketball was passed (two-handed bounce) to his children with all four of them taking up the sport. Jack spent numerous hours volunteering, coaching, and moved on to refereeing giving him another reason to lace on a pair of skates.
His passion for hockey was second to none. A staunch Habs fan, his grandchildren continue to carry the torch.
This love of sport continued on to the game of golf, playing at the Ile Perrot Golf Course for over 35 years. Exemplifying his passion for physical fitness, he joined the YMCA early on in his life, achieving Lifetime member status after 50 continuous years. He decided to take up downhill skiing at the ripe old age of 65 and opted to slow things down with curling at the age of 70.
A former employee of CNR, he provided 43 years of loyal service. A true professional and perfectionist, Jack was determined to provide a good life for his family. Starting at the age of 21 as a secretary, he rose thru the ranks and retired in 1995. Jack spent 15 years of night school at Sir George Williams University earning his Bachelor’s of Commerce degree. His dedication and persistance for higher education has been an inspiration to his family.
Special thanks to his life long golfing companion, Jim Purvis, and family friend, Cathy Millar, for their enduring friendship and constant support. The family is deeply grateful to both of you.
We would like to acknowledge the 3rd floor staff at the Bayview Centre CHSLD for their dignified care and compassion towards our family. You truly are a remarkable team and your kindness will always have a special place in our hearts. Special thanks to Donna Walsh for her support and care.
As written on the wall of the Hab’s dressing room:
“To you from falling hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.”
The celebration of Jack’s life will take place at St. Luke’s Parish (106A Anselme Lavigne, Dollard des Ormeaux, H9A 1N8) on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:00 am and will be followed by a reception for family & friends at the Embassy Suites by Hilton (6300 Trans-Canada Hwy, Pte. Claire, H9R 1B9).
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
Funeral entrusted to Voluntas (Voluntas.ca | (514)695-7979)
Angela O'Toole, Nicole Primrose and Kent SchewagaNovember 22, 2019 at 5:40 pm
Thoughts and Prayers to you and all your family
Warren Pister Medicine Hat,Ab.November 22, 2019 at 5:55 pm
To the family who will forever hold the gift of his love deep in your hearts, smile for him. Although it may not be in your thoughts at this time, I do know from the years I got to know Craig aka “Mac” , that there was no doubt he had an incredible role model in his life. As you pray for him so do others pray for you all. He is strapping on skates as you are thinking of him this very moment and keeping a spot reserved in his new arena for each in their own time. Be strong but not that you do not shed tears for they help to rinse away the pain. Each day as you remember all that made him so very special to each one of you, smile as he would wish for you to do and know he is always with you and just a thought away.
God bless and my deepest condolences.