Obituary of John Douglas Cave
Jack passed away with his daughter Jo-Ann by his side on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. He is survived by daughters Jo-Ann Cave (Bert) of Regina, faithful pet “Rexy” and Dr. Cathy Cave (Scott) of Edmonton; grandson Chris (Tania) and great-grandchildren Spencer, Abigail and Dominique of Regina; and granddaughters Cassandra and Carmen of Edmonton. Jack is also survived by his brother William “Bill” (Joan) of Vancouver; nephews Brent, Mark, their families and Gordon; nieces Debbie and Sharon; as well as Debbie and Doug Scott of Regina; and Allan and Krystell Beers and the Coad kids of Weyburn.
Jack was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Cora in 2017. He missed her dearly and spoke of her daily. He was also predeceased by his daughter Jackie in 1966.
Jack was born in Vancouver to Frank and Mabel Cave and grew up at Kitsilano Beach. He met Cora in Stanley Park at Lost Lagoon and married her in 1951. He said the grass still smolders where they met! Jack was a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery Reserves and played trumpet and saxophone in their band. He worked for Pilkington Glass as a journeyman glazer until he joined the Regina Fire Department in 1957. He was so proud of his nephew Mark for becoming a firefighter in Vancouver. Jack was also a Shriner with the WaWa Temple and played in the drum corps. Family was very important to him, and so was being a good upstanding community man. He proudly donated many pints of blood to the Red Cross. Jack was extremely outgoing, making friends everywhere he went. In the last few years he would always greet his care workers and fellow residents with a friendly, “Hello Toots.”
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the William Booth Special Care Home and Elmview Extendicare for providing exceptional care these last few years. An informal Memorial Service and hot lunch will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at The Serbian Club, 2775 Avonhurst Drive, Regina, SK. Jack and Cora will be laid to rest together at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Regina Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. Online messages of condolence may be left at www.paragonfuneralservices.com
You were the best Father in the world and we will miss you greatly!
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1931 – 2019
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Death notice for the town of: Regina, Province: Saskatchewan