FRANCIS JOHN (JACK) BARCLAY

JANUARY 24, 1950 –

SEPTEMBER 27, 2008

Gone too soon

Jack was a man of boundless energy and determination who enthusiastically embraced life and all its adventures with a sense of curiosity and wonder. With his unfailing positive spirit and caring manner, he touched many people in his various roles of teacher, paramedic, coach, athlete, sailor and pilot. An avid tennis player, Jack treasured his many friends in the Salt Spring Tennis Association and could often be seen riding to the tennis courts on his motorbike with a racquet in his backpack.

He leaves his loving wife, Sharon Bond, and cherished sons: Keith and David, who will miss him more than words can tell. He also leaves his sisters Patricia (Richard) and Jan (John), brothers Stan, Dan (Charlene) and Russ (Linda), his uncle Clifford Libby, aunt Jessie Weeks, father in-law and mother in-law Frank and Norma Bond, sisters in-law Barb (Ray) and Jan (Lance), many cousins, nephews, nieces and countless friends. Jack was predeceased by his parents John and Kathleen Barclay, his sister, Carol Perry, sister in-law Carol Goulet and his beloved Grandma Hicks.

Our heartfelt thanks to the many friends, colleagues and students who have shown their support in so many ways over the past two years and also to all the health care workers whose compassionate professionalism meant so much.

In Jack’s memory, please consider a random act of kindness and a donation to the charity of your choice. All are welcome to a service of remembrance at the Community Gospel Church on Saturday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m.

May the sea of heaven be smooth

and the sun never set.

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