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Jacques Jack Paul Joseph Masson

October 30, 1923 - May 1, 2015

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Jacques (Jack) Paul Joseph Jean Masson, 31 year resident of Nelson BC, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2015.

Born to the late Auguste and Annette (Charlebois) Masson in St Laurent, P.Q. on October 30, 1923, he grew up in Quebec.

Jack was very proud of his service to his country during World War II, spending three years with the RCAF in England as an aircraft mechanic maintaining Lancaster and Halifax bombers.  After his discharge, he worked in the construction industry moving from Montreal to California to Washington State and back to Montreal before retiring in British Columbia.

His retirement was spent traveling with his wife Joan across Canada to visit family and heading south to Arizona and New Mexico to escape the Canadian winters. Jack was an avid HAM radio operator, communicating with people all over the world. He was a proud Legion member representing his country every Remembrance day. He was friendly to all and will be remembered fondly. A lifelong “Habs” fan, Jack was looking forward to “his team” returning to their former glory and winning the Stanley Cup this year.

Jack was survived by his wife of 31 years Joan Masson of Nelson BC and his sister Lise Key of Quebec City and many nieces and nephews.   His Ottawa family consists of daughter Lucie Masson and husband Peter Maher, his grandchildren Kenny Maher and Jackie Churcher (Greg) and his great granddaughter Lily   Jack loved Nelson, and his local family includes step daughters Bonnie Llewellyn and Heather Goulet (Chris) along with their families and close friend Bill Smith.

Jack was predeceased by his siblings Fred Masson, Antoine Masson, Marie Barthe, and Francoise Masson, and son Pierre Masson.

The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to “Medicins Sans Frontieres” (Doctors Without Borders) in Jack’s memory.

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Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lana Wendt
Relation: Papa Jack was my grandpa

I am so sad to hear of Papa Jack’s passing. He was married to my Nanny Joan and therefore my “Papa”. I have many fond memories of Jack that I will never forget. He spoke French with my children as they are in French Immersion, we played crib together (He was one of the people who taught me). We went on camping trips together and also he wasn’t a blood relative to me, he was in every sense of the word a grandfather. I will miss him and I loved him very much!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 8, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

A reception will follow at The Royal Canadian Legion Br# 51, 402 Victoria Street, Nelson, BC

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

  Visitation

Date & Time:
May 5, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

Private Family

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

Memorial Gifts

The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to “Medicins Sans Frontieres” (Doctors Without Borders) in Jack’s memory.

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