"When your pace of life zooms, when your running on fumes, and you need an escape from reality; restore your old spark, and top up your tank with tranquility."
It is with profound sadness that the family of John ''Jack'' DeGruchy of Cold Lake, Alberta announces his unexpected passing on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the age of 82 years.
Jack loved, and was loved by everyone he met. Next to family, friends and acquaintances he loved fishing, writing poetry, singing and of course capturing photos of beautiful scenery around the Lakeland, especially at his favorite spot, French Bay. Jack was a kind, gentle soul that blessed the lives of so many people, he will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him.
Jack will be forever remembered and loved by his two daughters: Susan (Randy) McDonald & Jody (Bernie) Girard both of Cold Lake, AB; five grandchildren: Rebecca McDonald, Andrew (Alix) DeGruchy, Belynda (Seb) Giguere, Jacob Girard & Emily Girard; one great granddaughter: Charlie Giguere; two sisters-in-law: Thelma Poire, Lenore DeGruchy; three special nieces: Gloria, Eva, Julia Beth; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and special friends to numerous to mention.
Jack was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Sylvia DeGruchy in 2016; parents: Reuben & Edith DeGruchy; two brothers: Phil, Charlie; two sisters: Sylvia, Jane.
Celebration of Life, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., at the Community Baptist Church, Cold Lake, Alberta with Pastor Phil Crump officiating. Final resting place to take place at a later date.
Memorial tributes in memory of Jack may be sent to Cold lake Health Centre Palliative Care Program, 4720-55 St., Cold Lake, AB T9M 1V8.