Small­wood, John De­war “Jack”

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES - World War II Vet­eran

Peace­fully at his late res­i­dence, on Tues­day, Dec. 29, 2015, of Jack Small­wood, Char­lot­te­town, age 96 years. Son of the late Percy and Frances (MacLauch­lan) Small­wood. Sur­vived by Vi­ola (Sampson), his de­voted wife of 68 years. Jack will also be sadly missed by his lov­ing chil­dren: Scott (Veronne), Ken­neth (Sue), Mar­jorie McKear­ney, and Rose­mary (Mike) Power; cher­ished grand­chil­dren: Christopher (Lind­say) Small­wood, Sara (Ge­off ) No­ble, Jen­nifer (Frank) Nucci, Jackie Small­wood, Ken­neth Small­wood (Maranda Groom); Marc and Dane McKear­ney; Stephen (Ch­eryl) Power and Kim (Dave) Power; and great­grand­chil­dren: Ethan Small­wood; Lau­ren, Ge­of­frey, and Grady No­ble; Lexi and Frankie Nucci; Delia and Caleb Hen­nessey, Chloe and Ken­neth Small­wood; Ella and Clara Power; and Tay­lor and Ai­den Power. Pre­de­ceased by his brother, Lorne Small­wood. Jack en­listed with the Royal Cana­dian Navy in 1939, where he served on the North At­lantic es­cort ships (Aca­dia, Skeena 1 and Regina 1) un­til 1945. Af­ter WWII, Jack and his beau­ti­ful bride, Vie, set­tled in Char­lot­te­town, where Jack worked in sales with Mu­tual Life In­sur­ance, Canada Packers, and Lever Broth­ers Ltd. ( from 1946 to 1975). In 1976, Jack was hired on with the P.E.I. Hous­ing Author­ity, where he worked for the next 3 1/2 years. It was there that he met Pat Neary, who would be­come a life­long friend. Jack be­lieved in giv­ing back to his com­mu­nity. He in­volved him­self with var­i­ous ser­vice clubs – Y’s Men Club, Kins­men, and the United Of­fi­cer’s Club (later named Hav­i­land Club). Jack also vol­un­teered his ser­vices with the Navy Cadets, first as Lieu­tenant Band Mas­ter-Divi­sional Of­fi­cer- Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer; then as Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer of the RCSCC Kent, un­til his re­tire­ment in 1964, when he be­came pres­i­dent of the Navy League of P.E.I. Jack was a life­time mem­ber of the Ma­sonic Or­der (St. John’s Lodge #1); East­ern Star, and Is­land Shrine Club (Phi­lae Tem­ple). He was one of the found­ing mem­bers of Spring Park Church and hon­orary pres­i­dent of Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Char­lot­te­town Branch No.1. Rest­ing at Belvedere Fu­neral Home, from where the ser­vice will be held in the fu­neral home chapel on Mon­day, Jan. 4, at 11:00 A.M. In­ter­ment will take place in Peo­ple’s Ceme­tery, Char­lot­te­town at a later date. Vis­it­ing hours will be held on Sun­day from 2 - 5 P.M. If so de­sired, do­na­tions to the PEI Hu­mane So­ci­ety would be grate­fully ac­cepted. Char­lot­te­town Branch No.1 of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion will hold a Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance at the fu­neral home on Sun­day at 1:30 p.m. A Ma­sonic Me­mo­rial Ser­vice will be held at Belvedere Fu­neral Home on Sun­day at 5:00 p.m. for Brother John De­war “Jack” Small­wood, his Brethren, rel­a­tives and friends. Of­fi­cers and mem­bers of St. John’s Lodge No. 1, An­cient Free and Ac­cepted Ma­sons are asked to at­tend. Brethren of other Lodges are in­vited. www.belved­


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