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The family of Jack Sproule is saddened to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jack, on the afternoon of February 27, 2018. Jack leaves behind his wife of 67 years Edna (Uhrich), his three sons Donald, David, and Stephen (Arlene), his grandchildren Angela (Frank), Anthony (Stefanie), Rebeka (Nathan), and Christopher, as well as 8 great-grandchildren and many friends. Jack was pre-deceased by his father, Roy and mother, Lucy Sproule. Jack was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, residing in the city all his life. He served in the Saskatoon Light Infantry Army Reserve and the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve during and following his secondary education. He was employed as a Lineman for the Saskatchewan Government Telephone Company for two years, following which he began his career with the Saskatoon Fire Department where he worked for 37 years, retiring with the rank of Supervisor of Training in 1989. Following his retirement, Jack provided training on life saving breathing equipment for staff at Intercontinental Packers as well as several of Saskatchewan's potash mining companies. Jack commenced his Masonic Career in November 1970, and was a life member of the Masonic Order, serving in various capacities and offices for over 47 years. He was a former member of the Wa Wa Temple of the Mystic Order of Nobles of the Shrine from 1979 to 2001, serving as President and Past President of the Saskatoon Shrine Club during this period. Jack enjoyed many summers at the family cabin at Emma Lake. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his face would light up around his great grandchildren. He had a love for children in general, as well as all animals, especially dogs, the history of World Wars I and II, birdwatching, and music. He lived a good, long life with many great accomplishments. Jack spent the last year of his life as a resident of Parkridge Centre in Saskatoon, and the family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff for the excellent care provided to Jack during this time and their compassion following his passing. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Saskatoon SPCA.

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