Born July 17, 1919

Jack passed away in Peace Arch Hospice after struggling to recover from injuries sustained when struck by a car in a White Rock crosswalk on May 5th. Surrounded by his loving family he lost his battle on Wednesday June 22nd. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Maria “Nina”, his son Bob Insell (Gail), daughter Carol Fraser (Rick), five grandchildren; Tara Insell, Jared Insell, Brynn Hendrix (Logan), Michael Fraser and Jacqueline Fraser. Great granddaughter Camdyn Belle Hendrix was the joy of his last two years. Jack is predeceased by his first wife Myrtle Louise (1976) and his eldest son Thomas Insell (2004). Jack served in the RAF and the RCAF between 1940 and 1947. He saw active service in a Lancaster aircraft, was an Instructor, and served in the permanent forces after returning to Canada. A man of peace, he saw the necessity of serving in those tumultuous times. Born in Windsor and raised in London Ontario, Jack and his first wife Myrtle came to Vancouver in 1947 and established a successful family flower business (Crest Florist) during the fifties, sixties and seventies. They worked together and raised a family in the Kingsway /Kensington neighbourhoods. As a widower Jack raised his young daughter Carol in the family home. After meeting and marrying Maria “Nina” in 1986, Jack moved with her to White Rock. An active businessman, entrepreneur, and dedicated family man Jack impacted many lives and left a legacy of love, caring and respect for his family and friends. Many in White Rock will miss him, where he and Nina roved on their scooters, making friends and enjoying people. Truly Jack had a life well lived that spanned 97 years and touched many others. We love you and miss you Dad, Granddad and GG! Donations in his memory can be made to the Legion Foundation (www.legionbcyukon.ca). A memorial Service will be held at St. Mark’s Church, 12953 20th Ave. Surrey on July 22nd 2016, 1:00 pm.

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