Jack (Jake) Williams

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack on November 5, at the age of 76. He was born in 1935 in Edmonton to Phyllis Garlick and George Williams. Jack is survived by his loving wife Betty (Elizabeth) of 48 years, sons Chris (Astrid) of Studio City,California and Matthew (Jessica) of Vancouver. He is also survived by his sister Gwen Newsome of White Rock, brothers-in-law Ed McLellan (Phyllis) and Bill McLellan (Bonnie) and nephews and nieces.

Jack was an immensely proud grandfather of Harper (3), Charlie (1) and three week old twins, Zoe and Adele.

Jack graduated from the University of Missouri with a Ph.D. (Psychology) and was the Director of Counselling at the University of Waterloo for many years.

Jack moved to B.C. in 2008 and pursued his love of the outdoors, hiking the beautiful trails of North Saanich with his beloved dog, Tika. Other

passions included cycling, opera, Tai chi, theatre and spending time with his many friends. Jack loved music and was a jazz expert with an extensive collection and his own radio program at U of Waterloo.

Jack was an intelligent, kind, generous and happy man with a love of life.

A memorial service will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s name may be made to the World Wildlife Fund.


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