Spr John Kenney “Jack” Couillard (Ret'd)

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    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper John Kenney “Jack” Couillard (Ret'd) on 9 July 2007 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital, Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON at age 87 years.

    Jack was a veteran of the Second World War and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers for the duration of the war. After demobilization he was employed as Town Clerk of Niagara-on-the-Lake before moving on to executive positions with the Canadian Wine Institute and the Ontario Liquor Board.  After retiring from the Liquor Board he started his own business, Couillard Consulting Service.  Jack was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion General Nelles Branch #124 in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

    Jack had a wide variety of interests from the recreational (Minor Baseball in Don Mills, ON) to service with Dixon Hall, a downtown Toronto inner-city community centre, and was a Charter Governor of the Shaw Festival as well as a member of the board of the North York Symphony.   After retiring to Niagara-on-the- Lake, Jack was active in the Ulyssean Society for older adult learning and the Niagara Foundation for preserving Niagara-on-the-lake heritage.   He also served on the boards of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake as well as St. Marks Presbyterian Church in Don Mills.

    Friends are invited to join in celebrating his life on 14 June from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the family home following a private family service. Jack had a special concern for disadvantaged children. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Sleeping Children Around the World, or to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake.{dcApr2017gd} [zsd, zpp]