Posted: October 14th, 2015

Sparrow, Jack Thomas passed away on October 3, 2015 in Penticton, BC after steadily declining for several months. Jack was born at Medicine Hat, Alberta on November 14, 1928. He was predeceased by: his parents James Sparrow and Dorothy Barton; his brothers William and Harold as well as his half-sisters Norma and Elaine. Jack is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret; daughter Maureen; three grandchildren: Erika Janz, F. Kevin Janz, and Alexis Erickson; three great- granddaughters: Molly, Georgia and BonnieRose Janz. Jack was a lifelong employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway, starting as a fireman in Medicine Hat, and continuing as an engineer in Calgary where he began his involvement with the Brotherhood of Locamotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLF&E). He eventually moved to Montreal to assume the position of Manager, Labour Relations. In 1985 Jack retired to Westbank, BC where he took up golf and gardening, and continued his involvement with the Masonic Lodge, eventually becoming a Shriner. He participated in many parades in the Okanagan Valley, beginning as a clown and eventually joining the Motor Patrol. Thank you to Dr. Westby and the staff at The Hamlets at Penticton for their caring support during Jack’s final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to Angioma Alliance Canada, 328 Carnegie Beach Rd., Port Perry, ON L9L 1B6, or by visiting Condolences may be sent to the family through 250-493-1774

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