John (Jack) Kendall BREEN

John (Jack) Kendall BREEN

January 6, 1926 – Dec.6, 2011

Jack passed away peacefully in Qualicum Beach, BC at the age of 86. He leaves behind his wife Ruth of Qualicum Beach; son Rod (Brenda) of Errington; daughter Judie Sanbrooks of Nanoose Bay; granddaughters Shailie and Jennifer (Dave); and great-granddaughter Jordyn. Jack was predeceased by his parents Harry and Alice, his first wife Elizabeth, along with many relatives, friends and colleagues. Jack was born and raised in Prince Rupert, a place he fondly remembered. He was employed as a Statistician at MacMillan Bloedel in Port Alberni from 1957-1991. As a caring and loving father, he enjoyed camping and road trips with his young family. In 1985, Jack married Ruth and for over two decades they enjoyed international travel, plus many sunny days on local golf courses. Jack’s interests included wood carving, music, and he was an avid cribbage player.

A Memorial Service was held at Yates Funeral Chapel, Parksville, BC on Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Memorial donations may be made to The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, c/o Tribute Program, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 or through their on-line Donor Center at

Our sincerest gratitude to the wonderful staff of The Gardens at Qualicum Beach for the comfort, compassion and care that they bestowed upon this gentle, unassuming and intelligent man. He will be forever in our hearts.

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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