On November 16, Jack Hotson, aged 74 years, passed away suddenly on the trails he loved. A hiker extraordinaire, he was fortunate to die as he wished, in the great outdoors on the trails of Vancouver Island surrounded by his hiking friends. Born in Southern Ontario on December 3, 1941. Jack is survived by Susan; his loving wife of forty-four years. Jack enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Robert and Sarah (Sister in law) Johnson who live in Florida and Dave (brother in law) and Donna Halbert who live in Colorado. Jack was a dog lover and his dogs Walter and Chester were important family members.
Jack was a conservation officer with the Ministry of Natural Resources in Northern Ontario for 25 years. He was passionate about the preservation of the great outdoors and habitat for wildlife. In 1972 he married Susan in Rochester, New York. They built their first home on 180 acres in the District of Algoma close to Lake Superior. He was respected and held in great esteem by his fellow men and was always willing to lend a hand where needed.
Twenty years ago Jack retired to Vancouver Island where he has explored many hiking trails and made many firm friendships. He loved his bountiful garden and sharing produce with friends.
Special thanks to Dr Henderson and the emergency responders.
In lieu of flowers please perform a random act of kindness in Jack’s name.
In keeping with Jack’s wishes there will be no service.
A private gathering will be held at a later date.