I. JOHN (JACK) TRIPP
CWO (retired) MMM, CD
02 January 1940 to 05 March 2010
Member Legion Branch #160
After a courageous battle with cancer, John (Jack) passed away on 05 March 2010 at the age of 70 in Picton, ON. He will be deeply missed by his wife Veronica of 46 years of Wellington, his son Jeffrey, daughter in law Sherri, grandsons Johnathan and Joseph of Smith Falls and his daughter Lisa of Kingston. He is predeceased by his father Samuel and his brother Keith. He is survived by his mother Flossie of Wellington, his sister Betty of North Bay, his brother Bruce (Hilda) of Coalhurst, Alberta and his brother Robert (Shelly) of Trenton. He will also be missed by his in-laws Glenda of Ottawa, Gloria (Ken) of England, Patrick of Alberta, Louise (Salvator) of Montreal, Lionel of North Bay and Ann of Belleville and by many cousins, nieces, nephews and his best friend Lochlin. John (Jack) was a proud serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces for over 35 years. He retired in 1995 from the Royal Canadian Artillery and was stationed over the years in Gagetown, Germany, Winnipeg, Shilo, Toronto, Kingston and St. Jean. Jack was honoured by the Cadets at the Royal Military College as honourary graduate in 1983 while he was the drill Sergeant Major and again in 1995 as CWO of the College. He took great pride in being the RSM at the Language School in St. Jean and at the Artillery Battle School in Shilo. He was passionate about sports and loved to play hockey, golf and enjoyed fishing. He always supported the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Yankees. The family would like to thank the Doctors and nurses at the Cancer Unit at KGH and the nursing staff at Picton Memorial Hospital and at Hallowell House for the wonderful care and support they provided to him and to our family.
Friends may call at the
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME,
on Tuesday, March 9th from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on
Wednesday, March 10th
at 1:00 p.m.
Reverend Andrew Wilson officiating.
Spring Interment Christ Church
Cemetery in Hiller, ON.
Memorial Donations to the Wellington Arena Fund or the
RCA Regimental Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences and
donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com
For Donations to the RCA Regimental Fund please forward cheques payable to
RCA Regimental Fund to
RCA Regimental Headquarters
Canadian Forces Base Shilo
Box 5000 Stn. Main
Shilo, MB R0K 2A0
c/o Captain G. Popovits
For Donations to the Wellington Arena Fund please forward cheques payable to
Wellington Arena Fund
c/o County of Prince Edward
Recreation, Parks & Culture
72 King Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0