Jack (Jacob) Schut peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday February 3rd, 2017 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Jack is predeceased by his parents Hermina and Walter (Wouter) and brother Jan.
Jack will be extremely missed by his wife Maria; children Lynn (Paul) and Christopher; grandchildren Lucas, Kayla, Janelle, and Audrey; siblings Henry (Maria), Cobie (Cliff), Mary, John (Terry), Herman (Halley), Harold (Priscella), and Eddy; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, sister/brother in laws and many friends.
Born in Lethbridge Alberta in 1960, Jack and his family moved to the Alberni Valley in 1964. It is here that he met and married the love of his life, Maria Wouters, in 1980, where they raised their children Lynn and Christopher. Jack has worked for the local Chevy Dealership in Port Alberni for 39 years. He started there detailing cars, and then eventually worked up to being a Parts man. He loved his work, co-workers, and customers. He was also a Shop Steward for the IAM Union – Lodge No. 1857 for many years.
Some of Jacks favorite pastimes were spent sharing time with family and friends around a campfire, either out camping or just in the backyard. He enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities throughout his life, such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking. Jack also loved to travel on his holidays, and was able to see Hawaii, Holland, Mexico, and most recently Nova Scotia. He truly enjoyed sharing his time with others.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at the Alberni Athletic Hall, 3727 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC.
A thank you to the Doctors, Nurses, Palliative Care Team, and Home Support for the wonderful care provided for us and everyone that supported our family. We would also to extend a special thank you to all those who supported Jack and his family throughout this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Ty Watson House, Society BN 83571497RR0002
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca