Jorgenson, Jack Arthur February 21 1940- May 12, 2020


We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Jack Jorgenson on May 12th, 2020 at Birchwood Terrace long-term care home. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Karen (Malmstrom), two children, Candace (Ron) and Jason (Carol), four grandchildren, Jacob, Reese, Maya and Nathan, and brother Lorne Barry (Gail) Jorgenson.


Jack is predeceased by his parents John Arthur and Isabella Jorgenson and siblings Robert Jorgenson and Virginia (John) Fraser.


Jack was born in Kenora on February 21st, 1940. He grew up in the Rideout area and loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He worked for the Town of Kenora Telephone Department until successfully developing and running a number of businesses such as the Winnipeg River Marina, River Air at Pistol Lake and finally Meekin Lake Store. Jack was also a bush pilot and spent many hours flying. After retiring Jack became interested in prospecting and exploring the area with his beloved dogs.


Jack and Karen met so many wonderful people from the Kenora area, Whitedog, Winnipeg and all over the world while operating Meekin Lake store from 1980-1996. Jack, a.k.a the vulgar viking was an expert story teller and often had a full house rolling over in laughter at the coffee counter. We are very thankful for the memories and lasting friendships formed.


Jack was very proud of his grandchildren and was so appreciative of the time he was able to share with them. His smile beamed when they were around.


Dad, you worked so hard all of your life and we are so thankful for everything you have done for us. We love you and miss you terribly but are consoled to know that you are at peace now with all of your dogs by your side.


Thank you to the caregivers at Birchwood Terrace long-term care home. Plans to celebrate Jack’s life will take place at Meekin Lake at a later date.