JACK SANFORD BROCK February 13,1933-0ctober 5,2016
Jack Sanford Brock passed away peacefully,with his family by his side,at Durand Manor,Golden,B.C.on October 5,2016.Jack was born at Harrogate B.C.on February 13,1933 to Robert and Saidie Brock,the 3rd of 5 children.Jack spent his childhood at Harrogate,attending elementary school at Harrogate and Parson B.C. and later high school in Golden,B.C.Upon graduation,Jack worked one year for Selkirk Spruce Mills in Donald B.C.later he worked on the construction of the hydro electric dam at Spillimacheen B.C. and then finishing the surge tower and power house.Then he became a partner with his father at Robert Brock & Co.,first horse Jogging and later Jogging with a crawler tractor and working in the sawmili.Jack acquired his scaler licence and in later years he worked as a scaler for Evans F.P.and Warmspring Sawmills.Jack was very political minded and was very well informed on world history and events.Jack loved reading,crosswords,dancing, picking berries and bowling.Jack was a kind and gentle soul and had a great sense of humor and loved to tease. All the family loved him dearly. Jack moved to Golden,B.C. in 1985 and made many friends and became a handyman(odd jobs) for many of them.Jack was also a stamp collector,but his favorite and most accomplished talent was writing poetry,and he had compiled a book of poems.Some of his poems were put to music,and are on a CD “Kootenay Legends”.From the 1980’s Jack suffered from ill health,first with cancer and then diabetes and then because of his failing health he moved into Durand Manor in March 2015.Pre-deceased by his parents,Robert and Saidie Brock,older sister Pauline Rauch,older brother Bob Brock,nephew Michael Rauch and great nephew Trevor Swain.Lovingly remembered by his sister Irene Sprung (Frank),brother Garry Brock (Jeni),nephews Greg Reeder (Bonnie), Alan Reeder,Gerald Baily,David Brock and nieces Anita Fowler (Don),Marta Swain (Ken),Monna Manhas (Paui),Roberta MacDonald,Eiine Brock,Rhonda Somcher (Keith),Aianna Stetler (Biii),Aiison Baily (Mike),Cheryl Brock (Michelle),numerous great and great-great
nephews and nieces,cousins and many friends.A celebration of life was held at the Senior’s Center on October 16,2016 at 2:00 P.M.Arrangements care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home cremation. We will miss you.