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Jack Thomas

Jack R. Thomas

Friday, July 23rd, 1937 - Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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Thomas, Jack R.
passed away at home with Barb by his side on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Barb (nee Buchholtz) for over 42 years. Loving father of Jenn (Wes), Angela Stuebing (Troy), Christine Thomas-McCort (Barry) and David. Proud "Pugga" and best friend of James and Dillon Stuebing, whom he adored. Sadly missed by his fur-babies Sophie and Sadie. Dear brother of Louise Runcie of Calgary and the late Audrey Baldwin and Brian Thomas. Fondly remembered by his many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jack spent the first years of his career with Canada Packers. In 1964, he moved to Kitchener where he spent 40 enjoyable years at Kaufman Footwear, passionately working until his retirement. When not working, Jack spent time as a self-proclaimed craftsman and financial advisor. A special thank you to nurse Laura and the palliative care team.
Jack's family will receive relatives and friends from 2:30-3:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. Kitchener (519) 749-8467. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Please note that if you wish to attend either the visitation or the service, masks are mandatory and you must RSVP through the funeral home website. Those unable to attend may view the service via the following livestream link:
In lieu of flowers, donations to Spina Bifida Association of Canada or Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (Oakville) would be appreciated (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com to view Jack's memorial and to RSVP.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 | 2:30pm - 3:15pm
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    By registering for the service you may also attend the visitation.
  • Service

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 | 3:30pm
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 3:30pm
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    By registering for the service you may also attend the visitation.


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Rick and Shaun Fox

Posted at 10:06am
Dear Barb and Family:
It was with great sadness we learned of Jack’s illness and his recent passing. We have many fond memories of our get togethers in Destin for several years and our summer gatherings with the “Florida Gang”. We will always remember Jack for his sense of humour and his joy of life. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences to you all.
Rick and Shaun Fox


Posted at 01:24pm
Gerry and Janice Swartz
Losing a loved one is difficult. Barb we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I have fond memories working with Jack over the years. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
My condolences to Barb and family.

Mel Cescon

Posted at 12:56pm
It has been a privilege to have known Jack for many years as his family physician. His stories of Italy were always good to hear.
Family was always important to him, and he cared for each family member deeply. He always had a laugh or a smile and good humour, even when times were difficult.

Mel Cescon

Fred Harrison

Posted at 01:58pm
I am sorry to hear about Jack's passing. Jack will be missed at the Kaufman get togethers. He shared great stories and took a sincere interest in how everyone else was doing. Feel fortunate to have known Jack.
My condolences to Barb and family.

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Posted at 10:20am
Ang, thinking of you and your family . My condolences to you all. April and Lilly
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