McInally, John Edward “Jack”

June 1, 1943 – December 3, 2021
at the age of 78 years:     

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, June 4, 2022, 2 pm, White Lake Community Hall, 3617 Parri Road, Sorrento, BC.  If you would like to speak, please contact Jodi McInally (403) 283-1009 or jmcinally13@gmail.com

Jack passed away in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 78.

Jack was born in Red Deer, AB. His family moved to Edmonton and then to Calgary. Jack was in the first graduating class of William Aberhart High School in 1961.

Jack and Leslie (Lester) were married in 1970. Jack worked in the oil and gas industry in Calgary and Oklahoma City. The family returned to British Columbia and entered the tourism industry as part of the family business in 1984. In 2001, Jack and Lester retired to White Lake where Jack became a very active member of the community. He was the President of the White Lake Recreational Society, a member of the Area C Parks Commission, White Lake Volunteer Fire Department and Shifting Saddles 4H Club. Jack will be remembered for his jokes and always having a good story to tell. We will forever remember… Here’s “My Card”.

Jack is survived by his wife Lester of 51 years, his daughters Jodi (Todd) and Patti-Jo (Kevin), his granddaughter Makayla, step-grandchildren Larissa, Bryce, Alexis, Graison, and his brother Phil (Anita), sister Susan (Rusty) and nieces and nephews.  Jack was predeceased by his parents John and Doris McInally.

A special thank you to the staff on Riesling Lane at Mt. Ida Mews. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at White Lake, BC in June 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the White Lake Community Hall or a charity of your choice. 

10 Comments

  1. So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was a such a wonderful supporter of 4-H, he was a mentor to all the kids and shared his love of horses with them. Jack always took the time to help everyone. He would spend countless hours in the hot summer sun helping kids through obstacles on their horse, he was more stubborn than than the biggest horse and always made sure the kids left with a feeling of accomplishment. Jack never looked for acclamations for anything he did, he will be missed.

  2. We will never forget the wonderful times at Sundance Ranch, vividly recalling the moniker the group got “The Dirty Dozen”. So many stories from that time! Jack will always be fondly remembered! God Bless and keep you all in his care.

  3. Sorry to hear of Jack’s passing, I was one of his therapists at Lakeside Health and I always enjoyed spending time with Jack. Such a funny and good natured soul. Every time I hear the Cremation of Sam McGee, I will remember Jack and smile. His good energy will live on when we remember him.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was so encouraging to my daughter (and me!) during her 4-H years. He was a “fixture” at so many events, and clearly loved to share his time with the kids.

  5. We are so sorry to hear about “Jack’s” passing. He was always a smiling face in the community. My dogs loved the treats that he always had with him. He always gave of his time for the WL hall.We will miss him here but wish him peace on his journey. Sending comfort and strength to his beautiful wife Leslie.

  6. Condolences on the recent passing of Jack. He never lost his sense of humour and always had a good joke for me on my visits to Mount Ida Mews.

  7. Jack was one of the first people I met when we moved to Salmon Arm 9 years ago. And I was blessed to listen to his jokes, stories and poetry on a regular basis over the years. He reminded me so much of my grandfather who I lost many years ago. Thank you for sharing him with us, Lester. Hugs!

  8. Jack, I didn’t know you that well, but I knew you well enough to like you and to know that you were a good man. May you Rest-in-peace for Eternity in the loving arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

  9. I will fondly remember Jack as the coffee guy at the White lake fire hall Mother’s day pancake breakfast. I loved his smile and the way he just moved about and visited everyone. He will be missed. Lester my heart goes out to you and I am sending you a hug.

  10. So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing Lester. He was a good character in the neighbourhood. He always stopped to have a chat and hand out dog biscuits to my dogs.

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