Jack Huston Tufts
1924 – 2016
The family of Jack Tufts were saddened when he passed away in the Palliative Care Ward of the Souris Hospital on October 17, 2016. Jack had been living in the Personal Care Home in the Souris Hospital since March 2016. November 17, 2016 would have been our 65th wedding anniversary.
Jack was born April 17, 1924, the seventh of ten children born to James and Violet (Moore) Tufts of Fairfax, MB.
He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Violet Tufts, and by three brothers Wilfred, Lawrence, and Mervin Tufts, and a sister, Margery Post. Also a son James Arnold Tufts, and a grandson Daniel Robert Tufts, and a nephew Brian Chambers.
Left to cherish Jack’s memory are his wife Margaret (Latimer) Tufts, his son Stephen and Stephen’s wife Lisa, his daughter Phyllis Armstrong and her husband Dick Armstrong, and his daughter-in-law Valerie Tufts.
He also loved 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, Daniel (deceased), Sarah, Brenda and Jeffrey Tufts, great-grandchildren – Mandy Tufts children Clayton, Tucker, and Ivy Tufts, Sarah and Cory McLaughlin’s children – Caitlyn, Hailey, Riley and Abby McLaughlin, Brenda and Troy Revet’s children – Taylen, Jackson and Eli Revet; Grandchildren Kimberly, Benjamin and Todd Armstrong; Great-grandchildren Kimberly’s daughter Isla, Benjamin and wife Trina’s children Peyton, Taylor and Colton Armstrong, Todd and Alison’s children Dominic and Aviana Armstrong; Grandchildren Hannah and Lucas Tufts, Stephen and Lisa’s children, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Also surviving are brothers Laverne Tufts, Keith and wife Gladys Tufts, and sisters Irene Graham, Colleen Broughton, Doris Kennedy and Jean Tufts; also sister and brother-in-law Ida and Dan Chambers, and 2 sisters-in-law Dorothy and Elaine Latimer.
Jack loved farming, restoring antique cars and machinery and fixing anything that needed fixing until his hands wouldn’t work anymore.
We also Square Danced for 33 years, he loved travelling and having coffee with the “boys” and visiting.
Jack had his last ride in his Model “T” car with Stephen to the graveside service at the Elgin Cemetery on Saturday, October 22. Jeff Tufts, a grandson, urn bearer.
The memorial service was held on Sunday, October 23 at the St. Paul’s United Church in Souris with the Rev. Wendy Rankin officiating.
Donations in memory of Jack may be made to St. Paul’s United Church, Souris Palliative Care or the Souris Personal Care Home.