Jack, Bruce Wilbert age 67 of
Port Bickerton. It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of
Bruce Wilbert Jack on March 6th, 2023, in St.
Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish; surrounded by his
loving family at the age of 67 following a short and courageous battle
with cancer which he fought to the very end.
Born on September 22nd, 1955, in
Sherbrooke, Bruce was a remarkable husband, father, papa, son,
brother, uncle, friend and neighbor to the community of Port
Bruce will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 36 years,
Rhonda (Kaiser); children, Adrian (Megan), Andrea (Stephen);
grandchildren, Soleil and Quinn and loving father of his
grandchildren, Dale Boudreau; mother Connie Jack; siblings, Ralph
(Gwen), Myles (Wendy), Sandy (Peggy), Darla (Ricky) Porter;
mother-in-law, Nan Kaiser; brothers-in-law, Rod (Shelly); Troy (Fern);
Trent (Mamie); sisters-in-law, Nancy (Brian) Humphries; Carla Neilsen;
many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bruce is
predeceased by his father Donald Jack, father-in-law, Rodney Kaiser,
and nephew Nicholas Kaiser.
Bruce shared a wonderful childhood with his siblings growing
up in Arichat and Port Bickerton. Bruce had a fiery side, one he
shared with his many friends over the years relishing the outdoors,
hunting, camp trips, and snowmobiling.
Bruce met the love of his life Rhonda in 1983 and together
they built a beautiful home and raised their family in Port Bickerton.
Bruce was a devoted husband and together him and Rhonda shared a
loving marriage one that was admired and respected by others. Bruce
possessed the very best qualities, a archetype of a husband, father,
brother, and son, and a rock to the many people who had the pleasure
of knowing him. Bruce was a hard worker and made his living fishing,
and later fiercely fished his own lobster license for 24 years. An
early riser, Bruce was always helping others out and served his
family, friends, and community as a volunteer fire fighter. Bruce took
joy in the simple pleasures that life offered, a cup of coffee in
morning, the marine forecast, family suppers, wetting a line,
snowmobiling and a full pot of lobsters. Bruce enjoyed spending
weekends at the cottage and an afternoon boating, barbequing, and
sharing laughter with friends, much of which derived from his witty
and quick sense of humor.
May your seas be calm, and your catch be big Skipper; we will
forever be loving and missing you.
The family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude for the
compassionate care provided to Bruce during his time in palliative
care. As Bruce would say, "they are angels."
Visitation will be held Friday March
10th, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in St. James
Presbyterian Church Historic Sherbrooke Village from where funeral
service will be held at 2pm Saturday March
11th, 2023 with Reverend Derek Elsworth
officiating. Committal will follow in Hillside Cemetery Port
Bickerton. Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s
Regional Hospital Palliative Care Department or the Canadian Cancer
Society. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and
compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home Ltd., 17545 Highway
316, Country Harbour.
Please have a look at the photos Burce's family