Withrow, John Douglas “Jackie” – Age 80, Enfield, passed away January 27, 2016 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, surrounded by his family. Born in Elmsdale, he was a son of the late John and Ada (Weir) Withrow. Jackie had been a sheet metal worker for most of his working career. He played hockey and ball in his younger life and kept that interest right through to his grandchildren’s activities. Two of his passions were the Ottawa Senators and the East Hants Junior Penguins, rarely missing a game.
He will be lovingly missed by his wife, Miriam; children, Sandra (Vance) White, Pam (Rod) Dickie, Heather (Bill) Doyle, John (Shelly), Jennifer (Mark) McManus; brother, Bob (Maisie); sisters, Diane (Graham) Isenor, Carol Ann (Glen) Brown; stepchildren, Debbie Lake, Karen Henneberry. He was a special “Grack” to grandchildren, Chris, Adam, Cory, Ryan, Michael, Evan, Joel, Jaclyn, Jonathan, Amanda, Emily, Chloe; stepgrandchildren, Angela, Amanda, Amber, Lisa, Sarah, Chad, Randy; great-grandchildren, Josh, Kholby, Chance, Shaye, Ketch, John Jacob, Cayden, Ben, Cody, Gavin, Brandon, Ryder, Andrea, Brinlee. He was predeceased by his first wife, Erma; brother, Russell in infancy, stepdaughter, Gloria Reteff.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Enfield, Father Michael Walsh officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Parish Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society.
Special thanks to Dr. Iain MacNeil, the staff of Colchester East Hants Health Centre and Halifax Infirmary, QEII for the wonderful care our Dad received. Thanks to some special cousins and friends who were at our side when we needed them.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
“Keep on smilin Dad”