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MCCARTHY, Jack (Rodney Jackson)

MCCARTHY, Jack (Rodney Jackson)

Jack passed away peacefully at Central Okanagan Hospice House on June 23, 2018 at the age of 75. Jack leaves to mourn his wife of 53 years Marion, sons Jayson (Kim) and Cal (Laurel), and daughters Shannon (Ash) and Marni (Chris), many grandchildren and a very large extended family.
Jack had many careers in his life. Recording artist/musician, plumber, orchardist, rancher, businessman; but first and foremost, Jack was a community builder. His endeavors are visible throughout the community of Lake Country, not only manifest in the many years that he published The Calendar, Lake Country

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Condolence Messages
  • Jul 18, 2018
    Jack was Mr. Lake Country to many. His commitment to the community was widespread. Through the Calendar he connected us to activities, to organizations, and to one another. George Elliot students in particular benefitted from his support both financially and for some through the opportunity to write a weekly column in the paper. Some of these young writers went on to careers in journalism. His efforts will be remembered by students and staff alike.
    My condolences to the family.
    Loretta Thom
  • Jul 13, 2018
    We knew Jack and Marion well. Special thoughts to you Marion --(one of KGH's great volunteers) as you begin a new journey in your life. Jack was instrumental in making Winfield and Lake Country the best place to live because of his commitments to ensuring it was (IS) the best. He had a great sense of humour and was so hospitable every time I went into the Calendar office to discuss "something"! We are so lucky to have the park and the community complex, particularly the theatre, and everything else that he cared about. Special thoughts to you all as you remember a great husband, Dad, granddad and friend and outstanding citizen of Lake Country.
    Sharon and Eugene Leveque
  • Jul 09, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Jack's death Marion. Sending caring, loving thoughts to comfort you and your family. Jack was a larger-than-life guy who gave to our community with unrivalled energy and love. We are so thankful for all he did to help create the community we have today, especially Jack Seaton Park and the Community Complex. I will remember his hearty laugh and wonderful critical articles the Lake Country Calendar!
    Penny Gambell
  • Jul 07, 2018
    To the Mccarthy family, we were sorry to hear of Jack passing. Sincerest condolences.
    Tony & Norete Lopes
  • Jul 06, 2018
    Jack was very devoted to the area and touched the lives of many people by his involvement in everything. You will be missed Jack.
    Lisle and Suzana Sproule
    Drayton Valley AB
  • Jul 05, 2018
    Marion and family, so sad to hear of Jack's passing. Take care.
    Don & Karen (Norgaard) Redecopp - Winnipeg MB
  • Jul 04, 2018
    Marion and family...so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending warm thoughts and prayers.
    Always a friend, Donna Cichelli
  • Jul 04, 2018
    Sincere condolences to all the members of the Jack McCarthy family in the loss of your loved one. I met Jack in 1980 shortly after we became residents of Oyama as a result of having two sons who played Minor Hockey. Rod played on the same team as Jayson in some years & I served on the executive of Minor Hockey when Jack was also serving on it. May all your cherished memories of him be of great comfort to you & ease the pain & heartache of all your losses.
    Joanne & Norm Long
  • Jul 03, 2018
    Marion & family, we are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a leader in the community and always so helpful. He was full of advice and fun to be around at the rink. Will truly be missed.
    Nick & Kelly Franz
  • Jul 02, 2018
    Marion and family. So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Clayton and Gerry Schmidt
  • Jul 02, 2018
    I was so sorry to hear that Jack had passed away.
    He was always so supportive of the schools in Lake Country.
    Lynne Deacon
  • Jul 02, 2018
    Marion and Family, we were saddened to learn of Jack's passing. He was Lake Country's biggest fan and advocate. From his passion for his hometown to his wry sense of humor, his legacy will live on forever and he will be sorely missed. Our condolences and prayers go out to all of you. Mike Romei & Family
  • Jul 01, 2018
    Marion and Family
    Our sincerest sympathies. We always enjoyed our walks to George Elliot past the McCarthy farm. I thinned apples for Lionel. My mother always enjoyed the Calendar.
    All the Best in the days ahead.
    Reg and Doreen Motz /Volk and family.
  • Jul 01, 2018
    Marion and family, I'm sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He did so much for Lake Country . I remember many afternoons of bringing my weekly articles I wrote for The Calendar in and listening to his enthusiastic, positive ideas that inspired so many.
    Rhonda Pigott Thorndale
  • Jun 30, 2018
    Marion & Family
    I'm sad to hear of Jack's passing. He was a great community minded person, and when we were at a function together, he always made everyone feel appreciated. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ingrid Hawthorne
  • Jun 30, 2018
    Marion and family, I first met Jack in the late 80s with the Winfield Old-timer hockey. It was a rich experience involving families, Xmas parties, golf and curling events. In recent years I got to know another Jack. The farmer, plumber, cattleman, singer, newsman, race horse breeder, golf entrepreneur, baseball player, community personality extraordinaire, and family man. What a life. We will miss you. Rest in peace Jack.
    Daryl Cooper
  • Jun 30, 2018
    Mccarthy family,sorry to hear of Jack"s passing.Lots of good times with Jack playing baseball (manager), very difficult time. Tom Grantham
  • Jun 30, 2018
    Marion and family, we are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Brad and Carla Owens
  • Jun 30, 2018
    'Uncle Jack' was an icon in our community for so many years.
    Our sincere condolences go out to you 'Aunty Mimi' and your wonderful family.
    Chris & Robert Funk and daughters, Sharon and Susan
  • Jun 29, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this sad time, Marion. Jack accomplished a whole lot in his lifetime. Susan Greenwell
  • Jun 29, 2018
    Our whole family was saddened to hear this news especially my dad. He and Jack spent many many hours working on building our community, may he RIP.
    George Kozub and family
  • Jun 29, 2018
    Jayson & family, I never had the opportunity or pleasure to meet your father. The words put forth make him a very admirable individual & I do wish I had met him. Sounds like a community leader that led by personal actions....he can finally rest! all the best to the family! Ken McLaughlin
  • Jun 29, 2018
    Dear Marion & family...our sympathy thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so sorry for your loss. Loved the hockey get togethers we had over the years. He did a mammoth job for lake country and will be missed by all!
    Warren & Mary Hicks
  • Jun 28, 2018
    Marion and family: We are so very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was such an active and vibrant part of this community. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Doug & Max Gordon
  • Jun 28, 2018
    To Marion and family. Jack was a good friend
    and will be greatly missed.
    Sincerely Toby, Yvonne and family
  • Jun 28, 2018
    Marion.... Our thoughts are with you and your family. As you know Jack and I go along ways back. We first met walking to George Elliot school together as we both lived on McCarthy road with our parents. I will always remember all the good times we had growing up together.
    Ron and Kathy Volk
  • Jun 28, 2018
    Marion and family, so sorry about Jack's passing. What an influential and productive life! Our deep condolences, Sandy and John Pulfer
  • Jun 28, 2018
    I was a child when I met Jack 54 years ago. He worked with my father. Jack was so kind to my siblings and myself. He was a very young man then. I remember him singing. He also had a great sense of humor. My deepest condolences to the McCarthy family.
    Kim Bradley Spencer
  • Jun 28, 2018
    Dear Marion and family, my deepest sympathy.
    Shirley Bach
  • Jun 28, 2018
    Jack's positive attitude resulted in so many things for Lake Country and I will always remember his smile.
    Tom Thorburn
  • Jun 28, 2018
    Dear Marion and your family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking back over the years there is not many people that didn't know Jack. He touched many lives in all his endeavours. Jack loved our community and the people and ensured that we were always progressing. One cannot drive past the old homestead without thinking of Jack and his family.
    Jude Sherman
  • Jun 28, 2018
    We are so grateful to have known Jack and enjoyed so many wonderful times together at the numerous community events and projects that were his passion. Our community is richer because of his vision and ambition to make a difference. We look forward to celebrating his life with everyone on July 15th.
    Doug, Sheila, Dave & Darrell Gunn
  • Jun 28, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I met Jack when I worked at Aspen Grove Golf Course. He was such a great guy; Lake Country will miss him.
    Sue Chapman
  • Jun 28, 2018
    I am very sad to hear of Jack's passing. Condolences to his family. I remember the first time I met Jack. We had a meeting where Jack had this idea to take a fledgling community newsletter and turn it into a full-blown weekly newspaper. I worked as a compositor for Vernon Interior Printers at the time and thought "good luck" with that. He was fiercely passionate about the idea and his enthusiasm was contagious. We worked together with a great group of volunteers putting ideas together and suddenly the first edition hit the streets of Winfield. He was so proud. And we were proud of him. I've thought about him often over the years.
    David Chartres, Fruitvale, BC
  • Jun 28, 2018
    So sorry to hear about this. He was a good man. Thoughts are with your family.
    Rod Long
  • Jun 28, 2018
    Marion, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and family. Jack contributed so much to Lake Country and you and Jack were such good and thoughtful friends over the years. He will be missed.
    Joyce Schaefer
  • Jun 28, 2018
    Jack was the backbone of Area A and Lake Country for so many decades. He not only cared deeply for the community, but he also inspired others to care too. I have memories of great discussions and lots of laughter. Lake Country is a poorer place without him. Thinking of you all.
    Penny Baughen
  • Jun 28, 2018
    So many of my fondest memories of Lake Country are entwined with those of Jack and family. Thanks for all which you did over the years Jack.
    Anne Mackay
  • Jun 28, 2018
    Marion and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He really was a very special guy, and we in Lake Country are losing someone who really shaped our community. Our love and condolences go out to your entire family.
    Ed and Lynne Potter
  • Jun 27, 2018
    Marion and family. Very sorry to hear that the community has lost such an advocate for Lake Country. Bryan and Glenda(Janz) Jackson
  • Jun 27, 2018
    Sorry for your loss guys, had lots of good times with Jack playing hockey and ball and in the beer gardens at the park lol. Great guy, world won't be the same without him. Rick Humphries and Shannon, Hinton AB.
  • Jun 27, 2018
    Dear Marion and family, we will all miss Jack. He contributed so much to our community that he is synonymous, in my mind, with Lake Country. Love and hugs, Brenda Walraven
  • Jun 27, 2018
    May you be now at rest. Praise the lord.
  • Jun 27, 2018
    We will always remember Jack for his love of our community and how he always greeted you with a smile. A loss for us all.
    Terry and Heather Houston
  • Jun 27, 2018
    Sincerest condolences to the McCarthy family.
    I am sure Jack's legacy will live on through his community and his family!
    Roy Lechner
  • Jun 27, 2018
    To the McCarthy family, we were sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
    Al and Donna Horning
  • Jun 27, 2018
    Heartfelt condolences to the McCarthy family. Very sorry for you loss. Steve Stairs and family.
  • Jun 27, 2018
    Marion & family, we are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. We have many fond memories of Jack as I am sure you will all reflect on yours forever. Our love & prayers go out to all of you.
    Mel & Bev
  • Jun 27, 2018
    Jack was an amazing man, he was a passionate man about the Lake Country area. I knew Jack all of my life and admired the way he got his point across, without him Lake Country would not be the vibrant and great place to live that it is. During my 35 years at the Regional District of Central Okanagan Jack and I had some very interesting discussions. He inspired me a lot and I thank him for that. He will be missed.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Jun 27, 2018
    We are all enriched by Jack's efforts in the community. He was a good friend and we will miss his wit and candor.
    Wynn Shirley and Family