JACK DANIEL KOSTICK
May 30, 1932 - December 22, 2018
It is with deep sadness and great love that the family of Jack Kostick announce his passing on December 22, 2018. Jack was born in Kenora, Ontario on May 30, 1932 and in 1959, he married his southern Ontario sweetheart - and #1 dance partner - Jeannie Shedden Watson.
Growing up in Kenora, Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and of course, curling. He represented Northern Ontario in the 1958 (Victoria) and 1962 (Kitchener) MacDonald Brier Canadian Men's Curling Championships. According to Nana Kostick, their records could/should/would have been better had they been less "distracted" by the extra curricular social activities!!!
Jack started working at the Kenora Pulp & Paper Mill as a clerk in 1951 earning the handsome sum of $100.00/month! 39 years later, with stints on the Finishing Floor, Work Order Dept., and Safety/Security, he retired from the mill in 1990.
13 Nairn Avenue was the homestead for many years but Jack and the family also enjoyed endless and wonderful memories first at the family camp on Paddy Lake and then later on at Tannis Lake. Fishing, swimming, lawn darts, and card games were certainly the norm - as was the odd Red Cap Ale shared with many extended family and friends. His famous "Big Joe & Little Joe" card trick and when he sang "The Fox" will forever be remembered. Dad certainly wasn't much for swimming so when that 5' 18" body did take the plunge, it was usually followed up by a bottle of celebratory champagne! The fond memories of all the bridge games and social gatherings with our many Pinecrest neighbours will live on.
Later on in retirement, Jack & Jeannie moved to and enjoyed their condo in Keewatin overlooking the beautiful Lake of the Woods. They also enjoyed travels to Texas, Mexico, Alaska, the Panama Canal, and Arizona. On top of that, caring for and spending time with his 4 beautiful grandchildren was probably "Bumpa's" most favourite past time. Subsequently, a move to Winnipeg took place in 2014 so Jack & Jeannie could be closer to them all.
Jack was predeceased by his father William and mother Mary; brother Roy (Wilda); sister Pauline (Eddie); father-in-law and mother-in-law Alex & Jean Watson; brother-in-law Tom Watson (Glenda); and nephew Sandy Watson. Jack will be forever missed by his loving wife of 59 years Jeannie; son Bill (Char); daughter Kathy and her children Kelsey & Carson; son Gordon and his children Kale & Jack; sister-in-law Mary Margaret Braund; nephew John Kostick; and niece Pamela Watson. Jack will also be missed and remembered by all our extended family, friends, and the Kovall, Innard, and Mometiuk clans in Kenora.
A heartfelt thank you to all the doctors and staff at Riverview Health Centre, the WRHA Home Care team, our many friends & family, as well as all the staff, management, and friends at the Seine River Retirement Residence for their compassion, care, and love over the last few months. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place in the spring of 2019 in Kenora. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Riverview Health Centre Foundation, One Morley Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3L 2P4 or the Pinecrest Home Auxiliary, 40 Alcock Rd., Kenora, ON P9N 0B7.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday May 24, 2019 from 1 to 3:30 pm at the Clarion Lakeside Inn.