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John Kenneth Peebles

January 25, 1926 - April 5, 2017

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Let’s raise a glass of rum and Pepsi to a cool cat called Jack who touched the hearts of so many with his wit and wisdom. He was born in Vancouver on January 25, 1926, and left us April 5, 2017. He will be deeply missed, not only for how he lived to laugh, but for the way he loved. He will joke on in the memories
of his wife, children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and many friends. A special thanks to Dr. Rossouw and the wonderful staff at Willingdon Creek Village.
We hope you have found greener fairways;
keep riding that lightning until we meet again.

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From: Len and Muriel Carriere
Relation: friends from MPGC

Dear Mame and Family, We have such wonderful memories of the days when all of us could golf. It always was great to see Jack, in recent years, when he would be at the course. Whenever i have my brown cushion with me it will be a memory of Jack. In fact, as I write this, I am sitting on it!! He created a lasting memory of him for us!! Thank YOU, Jack! Muriel and Len Carriere

From: T. J. Stanhope
Relation: Number one Grandson

Grandpa. At age 54, my life so far has been a poor attempt, to imitate this man. You lived a life of loving discipline. With a thundering velvet hand. And your gentle ways of sculpting souls, took me so many years to understand. You were a loving husband to the love of your life. And on a few “moms the word” occasions you said to me just that. I never repeated this to anyone while you were with us, but grampa? I am sure that in your passing that you would agree with me that I am released from that pact. I want my grandma, and everyone else to know, this that you shared with me. In that “T.J., no matter how we banter back and forth your grandma and I, and my sometimes non-shelant attitude, make no mistake that she was, is, and always will be the best thing that ever happened to me. She is the apple of my eye. She is my everything. Without her I would be no more than an empty shell of a man. I love her with all my heart and soul, and your mom, and uncle John, and you, and all you kids also I love dearly.” There was after this that he said, a quiet seemingly forever time of silence on both our parts. Me, trying to wrap my mind around what he had just said. And He, I don’t know what he was thinking. But during the silence, I observed him covertly, he was fixed looking downward to the floor past and behind me. I noticed he had watery eyes. And I knew he truly meant those words he spoke. The quiet was broken then with Grandpa back in character, when he abruptly looked me in the eyes and said to me sternly, “But don’t you tell her I said that!”. I laughed out loud, and Grandpa joined in the howling laughter. It was moments like this Grandpa, that were quite rare, but ever so lasting on my heart, that I knew who the real Jack Peebles was. I thank you for that. And Grandpa? I also thank you for teaching me your trade. In our case the student never became the grand master teacher, but I did become a master and an artist with it. This Grandpa, is a gift you gave to me that I never can repay. But such is the nature of a gift, right? Thank you Grandpa. And you know? I have not one regret. Because at different times during our lives, I said the things to you that many people regret not saying, or not saying enough when their loved ones were a living. Not one regret . And that’s a good feeling, isn’t it? No regrets. I’d like though, to say one more time if that’s okay with you? I miss you. I love you. And I thank you. (And she does too. But she told me “But don’t you tell him that I said that”.) Hah! Sorry Grandma. I am just joking around with Grandpa there. But I know that you sorely do miss him. And Grandma? Me too.

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