“The World Loved You, We All Miss You”
Jack Anthony, 81, passed peacefully Friday, August 8, 2014 at Campbell River General Hospital, in Campbell River BC, following a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 32 years, Iris Horutko of Campbell River, BC, his sons, Derald and (Arlene) and Ron and (Earleen) Horutko of Quesnel, BC and his beloved companion, Casey, who enjoyed non-stop fetch and long beach walks, and his two fur baby cats.
He was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan, February 28, 1933, the son of Norman and Eva Horutko. He was a truly dedicated husband and father who never backed down from a challenge, be it a hard work day in the oil fields, driving long haul truck for many years, running a restaurant, or working in the pulp and paper industry. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and “Jack” of all trades. His passions were family, good friends, floor curling and winning “a double skunking” game of cribbage! He was our rock, our “go-to” whenever we needed advice or help or just a “little” hug. He was an
He is also the brother of Elizabeth Green (deceased) of Lacombe, AB; Edith and (Ken) (deceased) Bell, Salmon
Arm, BC; (Roger) and Doreen Selvais, Lacombe, AB; Frank Horutko, Rocky Mountain House, AB; Don and (Gladys) Horutko, Alberta Beach, AB; (Ron) and Sharon Jenkins, Kamloops BC; Ken (deceased) and Darlene Horutko Ponoka AB; 2 grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, numerous, nieces, nephews, and close friends.
A special thanks to Dr. Coetzee of Campbell River, for his profound professionalism and compassion. Also to RN’s, Joemelin, Nicole, Helen, Jade and Sue on 3N of Campbell River General Hospital. Palliative care nurse Trudy, and Jennifer and her fabulous team at Evergreen Pharmacy in Campbell River, for their extra “mile” and kindness and compassion.
At Jack’s request, a “Picnic” (Celebration of Life) will be held at Paul Lake Provincial Park, Kamloops, BC on September 13, 2014 at 1pm. Please feel free to join his family to celebrate Jack on this special day. Also feel free to contact the family for more details. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your