Peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the age of 89.
Beloved husband of Janet (Bonnell) for 59 years. Cherished father of David (Pamela) of Canton, Michigan, Dale (Karen) of Lyon, France and Daniel (Susan) of Sault Ste. Marie. Grandfather of Ryan (Thilini), Jaclyn (Ian Armstrong), Kristen (Kevin Albrecht), Sarah (Riley Grant), Erica (Steven Sterne) and Graeme. Great grandfather of Kellin. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Mabel Hollingsworth. Brother of the late Edna McWatters (late Clayton), late Bill Hollingsworth (late Joyce), Doris McDonald (late Bruce), late Ron Hollingsworth (Alice) and the late Lois Halford (late Reg). Son-in-law of the late Charles and Mabel Bonnell. Brother-in-law of Joyce Winebrenner (late Don) of Auburn, Indiana and William Bonnell (Gaye) of Belmont, North Carolina. Uncle of many nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States.
Jack was a well-respected businessman having managed Downey Building Materials for 40 years. He was past president of the Downtown Kiwanis club, past board member of the Ready Mix Association of Ontario and Sault Builders Exchange and was instrumental in the start-up of Habitat for Humanity in Sault Ste. Marie.
Jack had an unwavering faith and was an Elder Emeritus of Westminster Presbyterian Church. His favorite place was his cottage at Goulais Bay, where he and Janet entertained family and friends, which included his adopted Goulais family including the Bordins, the Godfreys and Johnsons.
He was loved and will be missed by many.
Friends and family are invited to visit Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758) on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 12:00 noon with Rev. Charlene and Rev. John Wilson officiating.
Memorial donations to the SAH Foundation or Westminster Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.
A special thank you to Dr. David Fera, NP Kelly Rutland, Dr. Nadia Bowen and nursing staff on 3C at the Sault Area Hospital for the care and compassion shown to our family.