It is with great sadness the Vaupel family announce the passing of Jack Vaupel, April 24, 2008 at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital with family by his side.
Jack leaves his loving wife Ruby of soon to be 59 years, children John (Margaret), Pat (Doug) and Garth (Shauna). Eldest child Dianne predeceased him in 2001. Also left to cherish Papa’s memory are seven grandchildren Jennifer Smith (Warren), Laurel Petty, Robyn Cassidy (Don), Garret Vaupel, Karen Allen, James Vaupel, Megan Vaupel and great granddaughter Avery Cassidy.
Jack was predeceased by parents John and Elsie Vaupel, and brothers Harris, Morris and Martin.
Jack was born in Meota, Sask. in 1923. The family moved to Vancouver when he was 14 years old. Jack served 4 years in the army overseas during World War II. He returned to Vancouver working in construction and driving trolleys and buses. He met Ruby Woodhouse and they married May 21, 1949. In 1950 they moved to Quesnel and have resided here since. Jack was a carpenter and worked with his brother Morris. After his brother moved, Jack worked for Heinzelman Construction until the early 60’s. He then worked as a maintenance carpenter for School District 28 until his retirement in 1986. Jack was a tradesman whom took pride in his work.
Retirement years were filled with the enjoyment of children and grandchildren, camping, fishing, reading and hiking. He was 80 year old on his last venture to Mt. Agnes. The riverfront walk and farther adventures were a daily routine Jack became known for in the community. He took great pleasure in tending an immaculate yard and gardens.
Jack’s good humour, quiet nature, calm and collected personality are traits we will cherish and fondly remember forever.
Rev. Teri Meyer officiated the Memorial service April 29, 2008 at Clayton’s Funeral Chapel. Inurnment at Tranquility Gardens Quesnel Municipal Cemetery. A reception followed at the Royal Canadian Legion branch #94. Those wishing to make donations in Jack’s memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to all for your thoughts and deeds during this difficult time. A very special thanks to the nursing staff at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital.