He was “a Jack of all trades” who tackled home building and renovation, plumbing, electrical work and refrigeration. There wasn’t any project he was afraid to take on. For over twenty years, Jack worked at the Goderich Salt Mine.
He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Pauline and their five children Anne (Mike Sully), Marian (Russ Bonner), Bruce (Roxanne Kernighan), Brent (Tammie), Benson (Joanne Gauvin), 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Jack was predeceased by his parents Dan and Eula Melick, his brother Robert and Sister-in- law Mary Lou. He is survived by brothers Bill (Barbara Carroll), Don and Jim (Diane).
The family will be having a private ceremony to celebrate Jack’s life.
The family would like to thank Dr. Gill, Higgs Home Health Inc. and the nurses and PSWs for their compassionate and professional services over the last few weeks. The community is truly blessed to have this kind of support when needed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Alexandra Marine & General Hospital Foundation.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Jack's obituary notice on Facebook.