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Unfortunate News: Jack Clinton's Passing


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Posted by Patrick (99.231.205.222) on February 13, 2008 at 18:01:28:

Unfortunately, last Saturday, Jack Clinton, a truly exception person and rifle coach, passed away.

I only knew Jack from frequent talks at the Canadian Airgun Grand Prix, at which he regularly volunteered. Many times, I'd go through equipment check with Jack jokingly giving me a hard time.

Jack always made people feel welcome and always calmed their nerves. He will be missed greatly by his many friends and the shooting community alike.

Here is his obituary as printed in the St. Catherine's Standard.

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CLINTON, Jack Douglas - Peacefully at home in Jordan Station, on Friday, February 8, 2008, in his 82nd year. Jack was born April 13, 1925 in Armstrong, B.C. to Thomas and Agnes Clinton. Predeceased by daughter Jaqueline Anger and her husband James. Loving husband for 60 years of Verla (nee Lethby). Father of Dwight (Dagnija), Joan (Larry) Culp, Diana (Robert) Bujas, Thomas (Heidi), James (Sandra) and Elizabeth (Steven) Mesaglio. He will be missed by 15 grandchildren, their spouses and soon-to-be 8 great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by sisters in law, Faith Clinton and Doris Foster as well as many nieces and nephews across Canada and in New York City. Jack was a valued, hard- working member of the community. He volunteered with the Jordan Fire Department and was a long-standing member with the Jordan Lions. He was a member of Maple Leaf Marksmen Rifle & Revolver Club and was its President for over 40 years. Jack was also involved with the Shooting Federation of Canada at the provincial, national and international levels. A private family service will be held followed by cremation.

Extended family and friends are invited to a “Celebration of Life“ on Saturday, February 16th at 1:30 pm at St. John's Anglican Church Hall in Jordan.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association - Junior Program or the Canadian Cancer Society. Please wear something bright and cheerful! Arrangements through VINELAND CHAPEL of the TALLMAN FUNERAL HOMES.


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