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Jacques (Jack) Cote

February 22, 1945 - June 13, 2019

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Jacques “Jack” H. Cote February 22, 1945, Ste. Justine, Quebec – June 13, 2019, Powell River

Our hearts are broken as we have lost the man at the center of our universe. Diagnosed on May 13, 2019, with stage four pancreatic cancer, Jack peacefully slipped away surrounded by his three girls in the early morning of June 13 at Powell River General Hospital. The world is short one tremendous husband, father and grandpapa. Jack is survived by the love of his life of 43 years Claudia Cote (née Sharpe), daughters Jessica and Jennifer (Chris) Barisenkoff, as well as grandchildren Hayley and Miller. Born to Leo Cote and Ernestine Letourneau, Jack was the youngest of 11 children and is survived by his brothers, Paul (Reina), Norm (Phylis) and Andre (Mary Ann), sisters Rejeanne, Jeanne and Rose, and sister-in-law Mado. He was predeceased by his siblings Clement, Huguette, Leonette and Fernande. Looking for work, Jack moved to Powell River in 1964 at the age of 19 with his brothers Jean Paul and André. Soon after arriving, he was hired on by MacMillian Bloedel and had a long career working in the filing room until he retired at the age of 55. He then spent his newfound spare time doing what he enjoyed most, filing Wood-Mizer-type bandsaw blades, keeping an eye on the stock market and playing poker. Jack was described by many as having a great poker face and sense of humour. He will be remembered for his sincere kindness, tender heart, calming smile and making those he cared about feel loved and appreciated. He was very much adored by all his nieces, nephews and their children. There is no doubt he had an undying love and pride for his daughters and wife and he will be greatly missed. No service by request. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Francine and Vincent Jones
Relation: Friend of the family

Our heartfelt condolences to Claudia and family, also the entire Cote clan. Your Jack always had a warm smile and friendly greeting for everyone he came in contact with. He will be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Richard Kerr
Relation: Friend and workmate

Sorry for your loss Claudia ,didn’t know he was ill very exellent filer and work mate

From: Claude Carrière

Sincere condolences to the Coté family.

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