Jack Fred Lapin

Jack Fred Lapin of Barriere, BC passed away on April 23, 2007 with his family by his side.  He is survived by his wife Yvonne, daughters Marlene Gray (Eldon), Theresa Lapin, Corinne Flamank (Brian) and Cathy Van Lersberghe; his grandchildren, Sean, Darren, William, Tyler, Michael, Steven and Catherine; three great grandchildren.

Jack was born May 5, 1930 in Onoway, Alberta where his family homesteaded.  They would later move to Vancouver where Jack went to school at Brittania High and then graduating from Vancouver Technology.  He followed in his fathers footsteps by becoming a Sheet Metal Worker which took him all over the province and finally settling in Barriere in 1964.  He worked in Kamloops before starting his own plumbing and heating business in Barriere.

Jack was very involved in his community, being the only charter member left of the Barriere Lions Club. He was also involved with the Royal Canadian Legion, Yellowhead Highway Association, as well as the Yellowhead Pioneer Society for which he was present for the recent opening of the new addition to the Barriere Seniors home in February.  He was also a TNRD Director in the Barriere area for many years.  In his earlier years he was a volunteer fireman and ambulance driver.

Jack was an avid gardener spending many hours in his greenhouse and garden.  He enjoyed fishing and camping with friends. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Claire, Dr. Stabler and the entire staff of The Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2007 at 12 noon at the Lions Club Hall, 350 Borthwick Ave.,  in Barriere with Paster Lance Naylor officiating, with a tea to follow.

Should friends desire a donation in Jack’s name be made to the Yellowhead Pioneer Society, Box 212, Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 or to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9, would be appreciated.


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