John Gillespie “Jack” Berry

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    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant John Gillespie “Jack” Berry peacefully in his 90th year on 12 July 2010 at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in Ottawa ON.

    Jack was born in Delora ON, and had two younger brothers. He served in the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Second World War joining immediately after he graduated from Queen’s University as a Mining Engineer. Upon demobilization he opened the Cassiar Asbestos mine in Northern British Columbia, retiring with the firm‘s head office in Toronto and later moving to Vancouver.  After his retirement, Jack continued to consult globally in mine operations.

    Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry in Ottawa on 17 July from 11:00 AM until service time in the Chapel at 1:00 PM. Donations in Jack's memory can be made to Canadian Cancer Society and the St. John's (Shaughnessy) Anglican Church in Vancouver.