Jack Owen

Sailing Ship


John ( Jack ) Owen
Born:  4 May 1918 at 399 Claremont road, Rusholme, (District of Chorlton) which is a Suburb of Manchester, Lancashire,

Died:   10 Aug 2004 in North Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Father:  Alfred Owen
Mother:  Sarah Ellen (Sally) Dixon

Married:  13 Sept 1991 to [living] at the Cedar Village 
               Crescent lounge in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

When Jack passed away, there was no service by request, but there was a tea held on 11 September 2004 at 1 p.m. in the Cedar Village Crescent lounge where he lived in North Vancouver with his wife.  This was attended by many old time skiers, Lions Club members, relatives and many friends.  He was cremated and his ashes were distributed in many of his favorite fishing and mountain places.
Jack grew up in the Kitsilano district of Vancouver B.C. Canada. He joined the Vancouver Ski club in 1935 and competed in ski jumping and cross country events.  He was a member of the Mt. Seymour Ski club in l952.  He was an active alpine skier until he was 84 years old. He loved to play golf and take long walks. He was also a member of the Irish Fusiliers.

Jack was a life member of the Lion's Club and in the year........
He was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. Over the years  many Lions club members in Vancouver have received this award, however Jack was the first in all the years to receive his from the Lion's Clubs International President and that made it a bit more special.

For a number of years Jack was in the Merchant Marines and worked on oil Tankers around the world. One very special trip was during the second world war when he sailed on a four Master sailing ship named "The Daylight" They carried a hold full of ammunition and sailed around the Horn.  For a full and exciting trip report click on this URL: http://www.prothman.org/jackowen/default.htm



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