WINTEMUTE, John (Jack) Roberts
July 16, 1920 – April 14, 2012
Died peacefully at The Gardens in Qualicum Beach B.C. Jack was born in Vancouver BC. He was predeceased by his parents Charles Ernest and Jane, brothers Ernest and Tom, sisters Margaret and Jean. He is survived by his loving family – his devoted wife of 66 years Aileen, daughter Anne Dombrowski(Vern), sons Philip (Ann) and Drew (Mary); grandchildren Marc (Julie), Jared, Adam (Jessica), Caitlyn, Jamie, Ian, Michael, Samantha, Colin, Doug; great grandchild Alex; his sister Kathryn Wells.
Jack grew up in Point Grey and North Vancouver. He attended UBC, joined the Canadian Navy and served on the Atlantic Patrols based out of Halifax and then returned to continue his education. He married his sweetheart, Aileen, in 1946. After graduating from UBC in Mechanical Engineering in 1947, he worked for Fleck Brothers, Evans Coleman & Evans and then Ocean Cement in Victoria – managing their plants at Bamberton, on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. Jack retired in 1974 and they moved from Victoria to Nanoose Bay and then later to Parksville and to The Gardens in Qualicum Beach.
A hard worker and a man of integrity, Jack actively enjoyed many outdoor sports throughout his life. The family spent years enjoying the summer cabin Jack built in Beachcomber. He and Aileen loved to entertain and play bridge. Jack was a member of the Victoria Rotary Club and the Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay. One of the highlights of his life was being actively involved with the layout and design of the Fairwinds Golf Course in Nanoose Bay. Jack and Aileen enjoyed many years traveling together to their winter home in Arizona and to Great Britain, Europe, Russia, the Far East, China and South America.
The family would like to thank the care staff at Arrowsmith Lodge (Parksville) and The Gardens (Qualicum Beach) and also Dr. Richard Henderson and Dr. Penny Bartlett for their compassionate care.
There will be a private family service at a later date. Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to Operation Eyesight Universal.