NEILSEN John (Jack) Wil­liam

Born Septem­ber 17, 1933 Passed May 17, 2017

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS -

John (Jack) Wil­liam Neilsen of Drumheller passed away at the age of 84. He was pre­de­ceased by his father Aage Neilsen-Deg­ne­gaard, who em­i­grated from Denmark to work the mines in the Drumheller area, and mother Jane Ell­swith Deg­ne­gaard, whose fam­ily em­i­grated from Eng­land to work the mines, and brother Fred of Kelowna. Jack was a mu­si­cian and an ath­lete who played and coached base­ball and Ju­nior hockey for many years. He loved the valley and one of his favourite mem­o­ries was when he and his brother would fish the Red Deer River which ran past their home, and take their catch home for their mother to pre­pare for the evening meal. Jack was a so­cial worker for the Al­berta Gov­ern­ment for many years and was al­ways kind and re­spect­ful to ev­ery­one who he came in con­tact. He was a de­voted church and fam­ily man and was a grad­u­ate of Ricks Col­lege, Rexburg, Idaho. Re­main­ing are Jeanette (Jan), the love of his life, his son Bradley (Michelle), his grand­daugh­ter Katie and grand­son Chad. We wish to thank the Countin­u­ing Care staff at the Drumheller Re­gional Health Cen­ter for their ex­cel­lent care. A me­mo­rial service will be held Satur­day, May 27, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter Day Saints at 1455-4th Av­enue N.W., ( just off the Di­nosaur Trail in Mid­land).

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