LEWIS, John (Jack) Frederick - John Frederick Lewis passed away peacefully on Saturday April 11th, 2020 in his 84th year at his home in London, Ontario. Jack lived an active life, full of quick wit and humour up until a sudden onset of cancer in February of this year.
Jack was an avid world traveller and had many adventures with his beloved wife and best friend of 49 years, the late Gwendolyn Jean Lewis, nee Spencer (2011). In Sarnia, Jack was a high school teacher for 30 years at St. Clair High School, a long time member on the Board of Directors for the Sarnia Concert Association, and a former member of Grace United Church.
Jack is lovingly remembered by his partner, Judith Walker, who supported him and enriched his later life in London, Ontario.
He was the loving father of Shelley (Derek Hardy), Charlotte, and Kevin, and grandfather of Maya, Aidan, Rachel, and Matthew. He was brother of William Lewis (Millicent) of Burnaby, B.C. and the late Richard Lewis (Lynda) of Sarnia, Ontario, as well as a dear brother-in-law and friend of Gregory Spencer and his wife, Pauline, of London, Ontario.
Jack was a kind and always entertaining uncle to all his nieces, nephews, and their families. His easy-going nature was cherished by his many long time friends from Sarnia and London.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Harris Funeral Home in London, at a later date. Details to be announced.
Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Bill & Louise Menheere
April 22, 2020, 3:05 pm
To Shelly, Charlotte and Kevin and families..and Judith. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad and partner.
We join you in mourning his loss so surprisingly quickly.
For many years we have been in a "gourmet group" together and have enjoyed his wit and good humour.
We miss him.
Bill and Louise Menheere
Stephanie McCabe (Rowe)
April 23, 2020, 11:56 am
Just sending this brought back many wonderful memories of my childhood.
My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. My sincere condolences.
Thinking of you all and sending much love.
April 16, 2020, 12:57 pm
My condolences to all the family and friends of Jack. Although I knew him for a short time after he moved to London to share a life with Judith, I remember his warm smile, open personality and hearty hand shakes. He will be missed by many.
In deepest sympathy,
April 14, 2020, 10:24 am
So very sorry Judith. Thinking of you at this difficult time
April 15, 2020, 9:55 pm
I was very sorry to hear about Jack. Almost 30 years ago, I taught with him at St. Clair during my first year of teaching (1990-91) and because we knew each other from church, he would check in with me on occasion to make sure things were going okay. He was the kind of veteran teacher that I aspired to become – extremely easy-going and always calm, cool, and collected. Near the end of that year, my parents invited me over to a backyard BBQ that they were hosting as the monthly meeting of the Grace United Church Adult Fellowship Club. After the food was consumed, Jack was in charge of the devotional part of the meeting, but before he started, he made it a point to welcome me to the group as it was the first time I had attended – in doing so, he made me feel so welcome and at ease, and I was literally in my own backyard.
Then again, that was the kind of person he was and that is the kind of kindness that is truly unforgettable.
My heartfelt condolences, Andy Shaw
David & Marianne Nichols
May 2, 2020, 1:57 pm
Dear Shelley, Charlotte & Kevin,
We are so sorry to hear about your father; we remember him and your mother as such wonderful people. It seems like such a long time ago that we were neighbours. We always remember how fortunate we were to have such fine babysitters as you for our boys. Thank you for that, and know that we think of all of you fondly and send our deepest sympathy to you and your families, David & Marianne Nichols
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