OBITUARY

John 'Jack' Dudley Houghland

February 24, 1926December 27, 2012
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Houghland, John Dudley

We are deeply saddened by the loss of John ‘Jack’ D. Houghland who passed on December 27th, 2012 with his family by his side. He was born in Vancouver, BC on February 24th, 1926. Jack had many interests including canoeing, fishing, gardening, dancing and lately watching his grandchildren grow up. He was involved in politics, the Masonic Lodge, the New West Quay Walkers, Veterans of the RCAF and helping others. Jack will be missed by his loving children, Brenda and her husband Jim, grandchildren Kristopher and Jacquoline, and Alan and his wife Nancy, and grandchildren Avin (Joel) and Tanis. He will be dearly missed by his special long time friend, partner and fiancé, Ms. Cathy Bowsher, his sister Enid, his family, relatives and friends. The family wish to extend their thank you to the staff of Peace Arch Hospital for the care shown to Jack over this time. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 10:00 am, followed by a reception in the Tea Lounge of the Funeral Home. Flowers gratefully declined, however, a donation in Jack's memory to the White Rock Hospice Society at Peace Arch Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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  • Celebration of Jack's Life Friday, January 11, 2013
  • Inurnment Friday, January 11, 2013

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  • Reception
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John 'Jack' Dudley Houghland

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February 3, 2013

It was about 1950 when Jack & I first met. He made lasting impression, outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic, well dressed with boundless energy. He was always on the move with somewhere to go. He was never still or in one place for very long! At the time he was working for a retail store selling appliances. A couple of years later Jack introduced me to Horse Racing. He took me to Landsdowne Race Track. I was a novice, so he explained the procedure and taught me some of his methods. With all of this education it was apparent Jack was more successful at picking winners! In order for him to make a choice he used the interval between races to find quiet place where he could sit still & concentrate. He would remain in that spot as long as he could,busily digesting all the data available, making numerous calculations. This meant comparing past races, track conditions,weather & many other factors before arriving at his selection. Minutes before bets closed he would make a dash in order to place his bet. This exercise was repeated with all the races Jack decided to wager. As mentioned, Jack was more successful picking winners than myself, the only time I was successful was when i followed his choice!Also it was the only time Jack remained in one place quiet & still for any length of time! Fondly Joe Carter.

Don & Kim Smith

January 12, 2013

We were not as lucky to know Jack as well as many others - we met him at Sunday dancing at Century House when he and Kathy started dancing there. He was a kind and thoughtful man,with never a bad word to say about about anyone, always positive, great sense of humour....always a gentleman in every sense of the word. We invited Jack and Kathy over for a visit 2 Christmases ago, and had a wonderful afternoon of laughter and fun...we will miss seeing him every Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers go to those who knew and loved him. Condolances especially to his family and "Kitty".

Brian Irving

January 8, 2013

My most sincere condolences.
Brian Irving, son of June and Stewart Irving

January 8, 2013

Joan Houghland Horsey and Ted Horsey

January 8, 2013

Joe & Jacquie Carter, Jack was a great friend and loved by all who knew him. Our thought & prayer are with his family & fiancee Cathy Bowsher.

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