Jack Rosamond

June 27, 1933 – December 20, 2016
With the dignity and quiet strength that defined his life, Jack slipped away from his family and friends from the complications of Parkinson’s.  His passing will leave wife Opal, daughters Deborah Scarlett (Michael); TerryLynn Rosamond-Whyte (Peter); son Jack Jr. (Lori), granddaughters Rebecca Milbank (Toma) and Trisha Wodnisky, grandsons Jeffrey and Christopher.
Jack also leaves six great-grandchildren, one brother William (Maria) as well as many extended family and friends.
Jack was an avid outdoors person, loving nature, hunting and fishing.  He belonged to several outdoor clubs.  He was selfless in his giving to others and loved listening to your story.  He will be sorely missed by all.
At his request there will be no service.

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  1. My deepest condolences to you & your family, Opal!

    • Dear Opal, Jack brought love and joy through his great sence of humour, soft voice, and smile . We extend our deep condolences, and a big hug to you Opal, you were always there for Jack.Opal we will be in touch.
      Love from your Oshawa and Vancouver friends.
      Walter, Loretta , Ted and Diane

  2. Opal, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  3. Lawrence & Berta

    Opal and family;
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Jack. May cherished memories
    sustain you all at this sad time.
    Love from,
    Lawrence & Berta

  4. Colleen and Phil Pickering

    Dear dear Opal,
    please accept our deepest condolences a the loss of a giant!
    He will be deeply missed and forever remembered.
    Love to all the family at this very sad time.
    With our love
    Colleen and Phil

  5. Betty Giovanniello

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Jack was a wonderful man, I will never forget him. Lots of love,

  6. Colleen and Chris Buckley

    My beautiful Aunt Opal and Cousins,

    We are so very sorry and heart broken hearing the loss of such an amazing and deeply loved Uncle and it is with great sadness that I am writing this condolence.
    I will never forget Uncle Jack’s protective love for all his family and his beautiful smile. He was remarkable. Not only was my Uncle Jack movie star gorgeous but also proud, strong and brilliant. He was a true man.
    He defined these qualities with bravery, committment and passion.The family has for certain lost an extrodinary person, he was the very essence of priceless and we will miss him immensely. My love and reget to all my cousins and to my beautiful Aunt Opal….Colleen(Rosamond)/Chris and Family.

  7. Dear Aunt Opal and family,
    My deepest warmest thoughts of Uncle Jack are what I will always remember. Thinking of you all and missing him! Sending love and hugs and kisses. xoxoxo

  8. Dear Opal, Deb, Mike and Family: My visits with Jack and Opal in Victoria have been a highlight in my life. We had great times, lots laughs and teasing. On my first visit Jack was in very poor health and I left thinking I may not see him again. Then he rallied and the last number of visits I was amazed at his great attitude and love of life. Of course the pillar of strength he lived with gave him those extra years and so many good times. Opal’s heart is broken now but she can use that unique strength to carry her forward with the knowledge that Jack had all those good years because they were such a great team and couple. Family makes the difference and Jack spoke of you with love and pride.
    I will miss him.
    Love Sue

  9. Dear Opal, Deb, Mike and Family: My visits with Opal and Jack in Victoria have been highlights in my lifetime. The first visit Jack was in very poor health and I left wondering if I would see him again. Over the next several years he rallied and I marveled at his great attitude and love of life. Of course the pillar of strength he lived with gave him those extra good years. Opal’s heart is broken but she can live with the knowledge that they were a good team and happy couple and there are so many good memories.
    Family makes the difference. Jack spoke of his family with love and pride.
    I will miss him!
    Love, Sue

  10. Margie and Zygmunt

    Dearest Opal and Family
    We learn of this with great sadness for all his family and friends
    Fortunately we have so many memories of fun (sometimes hilarious) times together. We cherish them greatly
    Our Love to You
    Margie and Zygmunt

  11. Missing Jack…just knowing the quiet man, the handsome sailor man with sparkling eyes and winsome smile has sailed away.

    Opal you’ve been a wonderful couple together. I got to know you both at the Waterfront condos in Victoria, through the Mallette’s and dear Judy.

    You are so loved Opal and Jack is so proud of you.

    Much loving and caring…. Brenda, sister Deb and family.

  12. Your all in our thoughts and prayers….love to you Aunt Opal, Debbie, Terri Lynn and Jackie and families….xoxo..love Lori and family….

  13. Gail (Marchand) Cooley

    You have my deepest sympathy, Opal. I think of you often with warm memories

  14. Dear Opal & Family
    My thoughts & prayers are with you, my deepest condolence for the loss of your loved one. Cherish JR’s
    memories in your heart.
    Please keep in touch Opal when u are ready.

  15. Jim and Judy Murphy

    Our deepest sympathy Opal and family .Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

  16. Dear Opal,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Deepest condolences,

    Maurice and Joan Nadon

  17. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  18. Marlene, Walt, Justin & Jodie

    Dearest Opal, you and Jack were our best neighbours ever, we truly missed you when you moved west. We were so glad we visited you this past fall to reminisce and laugh like time hadn’t passed at all. I still remember when Jack had to put on his work overalls to go under our deck to untangle Bailey (he helped build that deck). What great memories. We send our most heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and your family. Love you, take care xoxo

  19. We are so sorry to hear about Jack. He surely will be missed. A kind and great man by heart.

    And our prayers, embrace and love to you Opal and the rest of the family.

  20. Lindalee Brougham


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Shawn and Mia, White Rock, BC

    Dearest Opal and Families,

    We send you our deepest sympathy and warmest condolences during this sad time. Jack was such a wonderful man. It was a privilege to know him and also to have the opportunity for him to meet our two sons Max and Gabe. We will miss Jack but can feel blessed that we had the chance to know him and love him. Opal we are so sorry for your loss.
    Love, Shawn, Mia, Max and Gabriel

  22. My heartfelt condolences to Opal and your family. As you know, Opal, Jack always held a special place in my heart. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and my prayers are with you all at this time.

  23. My Dearest Opal
    I’m am so sorry to hear about Jack. May his soul rest in peace.
    My heartfelt condolences to you and all the family. Thinking and praying for you. Wish I could put my arms around you and give you a tight hug.
    Lots of Love and hugs

  24. Dear Opal and Family: Sorry to hear of your loss. There is no doubt that Jack had a strong constitution and fought the odds for so many years with you by his side full of encouragement. I have been thinking of you and praying for you since I heard that Jack had lost the fight at the age of 82. Wishing for you peace and understanding as you go forward on your own. You have lost your best friend, may the lord give you strength at this time and the days ahead.
    Barry and Louise Quinn

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