John (Jack)’s Obituary
John (Jack) Mackenzie Paice (age 96) passed peacefully on Thursday, August 15, 2019 after a brief illness. Dad was pre-deceased by his beloved wife (Beth), and son (Howie), his father (Richard), mother (Mary), step-mother (Vera), brother (George), brother (Jim), and sister (Peggy). He is lovingly remembered by his surviving sons – Gord (Maureen) and Terry (Lynne), his daughter-in-law (Trudy), sister-in-law (Beatrice), sister-in-law (Donna), brother-in-law (Gordon), along with grandchildren Denise (Mike), Rod, Derick (Leita), Jason (Jolene), Tammy (Clay), Chris (Leah), Christina, Melissa, Megan (Marcus) and Jake (Carly), and their families. Dad will also be missed by his other relatives from the Paice, Shaw and Jones families. Dad was born in Whitewood, SK on December 14, 1922. He enlisted in the Army during WWII but was honorably discharged to work the family farm. He married his one true love, Beth Shaw, on October 28, 1944 and they began married life on the farm at Whitewood. In 1957, Dad and Mom took a huge leap of faith and moved their young family to Moose Jaw, SK. Dad worked as a carpenter for various companies until starting his own construction company in 1965. Dad and Mom were a tremendous team, building a successful business together and raising their 3 boys. Many houses and farm buildings in the Moose Jaw area serve as testament to his quality workmanship and unwavering work ethic. After Dad retired in 1984, he and Mom enjoyed travelling to exotic destinations throughout the world, and spent 9 winters in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Dad could sing and yodel and loved to dance. He also loved to play cribbage – playing regularly up until his passing. He and Mom cherished life-long friendships and family above all else. The family extends heartfelt thanks to Dad’s devoted friend and cribbage partner, Bill McCreary, as well as the special staff at West Park Crossing who cared for him with such affection and compassion. There will be no funeral service. Family and friends are invited to a Come-and-Go Tea on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Parkview Funeral Chapel (474 Hochelaga St W, Moose Jaw, SK). For those wishing, contributions to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan (2550 12 Ave, Regina, SK, S4P 3X1) would be appreciated. In living memory of Jack a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca or www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). Kelly Scott, Funeral Director.
December 14 1922 – August 15 2019
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of John Jack Paice..
Death notice for the town of: Moose Jaw, Province: Saskatchewan