Holden, Robert “Jack” (Mountain Man Jack)

July 11, 1939 – January 5, 2013
at the age of 73 years

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, February 2, 2013, Malakwa Hall

Jack passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital at the age of 73 years.

He was predeceased by his son Danny, one brother Jimmy and grandson Jorden.

He is survived by his loving wife Iris of 52 years, four sons Douglas (Coreen), Robert (Candice), Kevin (Lee) and Daryl (Marie), one brother Bud (Yvonne), three sisters Beverly (Steve), Patricia (Ralph) and Margaret, 13 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren,

Jack worked as a farmer, logger and truck driver for many years.  He also loved to garden.

The family would like to thank Dr. Beech and the nurses at Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their kindness and care.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:30 at the Malakwa Hall with Pastor Lawrence Rae officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jack’s name may be made to the local food bank.


  1. To Doug & Robert and families, I send my deepest condolences to you. I am sorry for your loss.
    Dee Powell

  2. Iris, our sincerest condolences go out to you and your family at this time. Jack was a sincere,
    Wonderful man who will be greatly missed. The world is a lesser place without him.
    You are in are thoughts and prayers, please let us know if we can do anything for you

    Lisa and Rob

  3. Iris, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack was a great guy. His recycling of unwanted metal was a big help to us, and a kindness to the earth. It is a blessing that he is no longer in pain. Remeber the good things you shared to help you ease the pain. We will do the same.

  4. You were our “Billy goat gruff” our “Captain Jack” Most of all you were a great friend, always there to help when you could. You will never be forgotton! You will be missed. Love ya xoxo

  5. You were very good friends wih my dad you were a very nice carig guy you were always smiling eveyone in Malakwa and by your family.. Xoxo Sorry for the LOss Xoxo i

  6. Forever in our hearts and memories; never to be forgotten. Truly loved & cherished. xoxo

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