By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 26, 2016.
JOHN BARTON â€œJACKâ€ McCLAIN, beloved husband of the late Bernice McClain of Raymond, passed away at â€œhomeâ€, the Raymond General Hospital on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the age of 93 years.
He is the loving father of: Vicky McClain of Airdrie, Darlynn (Jack) Braden of Gibsons, BC, Kevin (Susan) McClain of Fort Langley, BC, and Shelley (Rob) Lowe of Lethbridge. He leaves behind four grandchildren: Kacie Dyck of Lethbridge, Sharlina (Barry) McClain of Airdrie, Nicole Lowe of Lethbridge, and Landon Lowe of Lethbridge; six great grandchildren: Colton, Tyson, Gage, and Cayden Dyck, and Jenny and Jack Johnston. He is survived by two brothers: Gordon McClain of Duncan, BC and Don McClain of Lethbridge.
Jack is predeceased by his parents Delilah McClain and John McClain, sister Clara Rolfson and grandson Quinton Zobell.
Jack was born on April 27, 1923 in Magrath. He was the oldest of four children. At age 19 he went to war, serving from 1942-1946. Driving a tank put him on the front line. He was very proud to have served his country. After returning from war he soon married the love of his life, Bernice Ralph. They shared 58 wonderful years together. One of his many accomplishments was being employed by Canadian Western Natural Gas for 32 years; in those years he was first to tell you he had been accident free!
At his passing he had been retired for 31 years, almost as long as he had worked. Golfing, fishing, wood-working and puzzles are just a few of the things he loved to do. The thing he loved and was the most proud of was his family. Itâ€™s hard to imagine life without him. Everyone that knew him, loved him. A perfect example of a Father, grandfather and friend.
Special heartfelt thank-yous to his â€œother daughterâ€, Roslynn Heggie and his entire â€œfamilyâ€ at the Raymond General Hospital for their love, care and devotion. He loved you all!
Friends may meet the family on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, Raymond, Alberta, or prior to the funeral service on September 28 from 12:00 â€“ 12:50 p.m. at the church.
The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Bishop Wayne Smith officiating. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.