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OBITUARY

Bertil Carl (Pinky) Jardine

August 5, 1931November 1, 2019
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Bertil Carl (Pinky) Jardine August 5, 1931 - November 1, 2019

It is with heavy hearts and much love that the family of Bert (Pinky) Jardine announce his peaceful passing on All Saints Day, November 1, 2019, at his home, surrounded by family.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Alice (nee Fredericksen) of 62 years; his four daughters: Carla (Randy) Baird, Cami (Wayne Rimmington) Jardine, Lori Vogrig, Lana (Bob) Nault and son Peter. Also missing their Papa are his six grandchildren: Rylee (Derek) Rieu, Branden Baird, Taylor Tom, Samantha (Joel Tallerico) Nault, Daniel Nault and Zachary (Jessica Calvo) Jardine and his two great-grandchildren, Zachary Junior and Leah Jardine.

Bert is also survived by his sister Marion (Mim) Berg-Johannessen and family (Dryden, ON), cousin Wendy Biedler and family (Red Lake, ON), sister-in-law Pat Fredericksen (Edmonton, AB), sister-in-law and brother-in-law Edith and Charley Primmer and family (St. Albert, AB) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bert was pre-deceased by his parents Signe and Charles Jardine, brother-in-law Per Berg-Johannessen, mother and father-in law Asta and Hans Fredericksen, brothers-in-law Eyvind and Peter Fredericksen, nephew Dean Primmer and cousins Albert and Allan Biedler.

How do we capture a lifetime into words and do you justice, Dad and Papa?

Dad was born on August 5, 1931 in Kenora and grew up in the Rideout where he attended Northward School. In 1951 he graduated from Lakewood Secondary District High School in Commercial General Business. From 1952-1957, Dad was employed by CP Rail as a brakeman, and later in 1957 began his employment with the Town of Kenora Utilities as a journeyman lineman. In 1983, he was promoted to line foreman and in 1986 was promoted to line superintendent. In 1991, after 34 years of dedicated service, Dad retired. Through his work, Dad enjoyed many lifelong friendships which greatly enriched his life.

Our parents were married at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Kenora on July 6, 1957 and made the Rideout their lifelong home. Together they raised their five children and enjoyed many friendships with their neighbouring families.

As a member of the Bethesda Lutheran Church for many years, Dad served on the church council and dedicated many hours maintaining the church interior and grounds.

Dad had an immense passion for sports. His hockey involvement started as a teenager when he played for the Rideout Ramblers and continued well into his senior years. The love of the game drew him to coaching which started in the 1950’s with the Rideout Bantam B’s. Dad excelled at baseball which he started playing in the 1950’s as a back catcher for the Norman Cubs. Dad’s baseball talent was even recognized by a scout for the New York Yankees inviting him to consider playing professionally. Dad also enjoyed playing horseshoes with his family, friends and co-workers and showcased his talent at the Agricultural Fair for many years. Along with his membership at the Kenora Legion, Dad developed a new interest in the game of darts, which he participated in for over thirty years. Following his retirement in 1991, Dad added curling and golf to his sporting portfolio.

Some of Dad’s additional favourite past-times were blueberry picking, which began as a young boy and continued well into his eighty’s. Dad’s favourite boardgame was cribbage, which he enjoyed playing (and winning) with his children and grandchildren. Many fond memories were also created with summers spent at the Jardine family camp on Blindfold Lake. Dad and Mom lit up dance floors wherever there was music and the company of family and friends.

Dad was actively involved behind the scenes supporting and believing in the many worthwhile causes Mom committed her time to for over fifty years.

Without question, the most important part of Dad’s life was his family. Dad’s relationship with each of his children and grandchildren was special and unique, and he was extremely proud of each and everyone of us. Our lives have been forever touched by Dad’s devotion, strength, patience, sense of humour, quick wit, quiet presence, and the unconditional love he showered on all of us.

Our family extends our deepest appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Maxine Carlisle, Susan Lacroix (ParaMed RN), Tara Vandall (ParaMed RN), Alexis Peplinski (Palliative Care Nurse Practioner, Kenora) and Leah Habinski (Palliative Care Nurse Practioner, Sioux Lookout/Dryden) for their role in allowing us to honour Dad’s desire to spend his final days at home.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00am at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre with Pastor Borchardt of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. A luncheon will be served following the service. A family interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations would greatly be appreciated in Bert’s memory to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation Tree of Life, the Alzheimer Society Kenora/Rainy River Districts or It’s a Dog’s Life.

Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure You are loved, beyond words You are missed, beyond measure

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.

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  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Chris Jones

November 16, 2019

So sorry to hear the news. My condolences to the Jardine family. He was a great man and roll model to me. I was truly honoured to have known him.

Holly Toews

November 14, 2019

Deepest condolences we are thinking of you all at this very sad time! Hugs and Love
Holly and Dave, Tori and Raymond, Kelcie

Aimée Spencer

November 8, 2019

So sorry for you loss. Thinking of you Alice & family.

Aimee

Bonnie (Canfield) McArthur

November 6, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Pinky. Lots of good memories growing up as neighbors!
Sending condolences and hugs to Alice and all the kids at this difficult time!
Our deepest sympathy from the Canfields

Deanna Bouchard

November 5, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss and pray God will comfort you during this time

John Kozak

November 5, 2019

We share in your loss. Pinky was a good friend and fellow golfer. He will be missed.

Marj and Andrew Poirier

November 5, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Bert’s life was well-lived and well loved. May the memories you have help to give you peace in the days ahead. Much love, Andrew and Marj Poirier

Joan Scott

November 4, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you all were to your dad. He was a very kind man, I really liked him. I hope you find comfort in your memories and your faith.

Rylee Rieu

November 4, 2019

I miss you so much Papa !

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Biography

Bertil Carl (Pinky) Jardine
August 5, 1931 - November 1, 2019

It is with heavy hearts and much love that the family of Bert (Pinky) Jardine announce his peaceful passing on All Saints Day, November 1, 2019, at his home, surrounded by family.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Alice (nee Fredericksen) of 62 years; his four daughters: Carla (Randy) Baird, Cami (Wayne Rimmington) Jardine, Lori Vogrig, Lana (Bob) Nault and son Peter. Also missing their Papa are his six grandchildren: Rylee (Derek) Rieu, Branden Baird, Taylor Tom, Samantha (Joel Tallerico) Nault, Daniel Nault and Zachary (Jessica Calvo) Jardine and his two great-grandchildren, Zachary Junior and Leah Jardine.

Bert is also survived by his sister Marion (Mim) Berg-Johannessen and family (Dryden, ON), cousin Wendy Biedler and family (Red Lake, ON), sister-in-law Pat Fredericksen (Edmonton, AB), sister-in-law and brother-in-law Edith and Charley Primmer and family (St. Albert, AB) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bert was pre-deceased by his parents Signe and Charles Jardine, brother-in-law Per Berg-Johannessen, mother and father-in law Asta and Hans Fredericksen, brothers-in-law Eyvind and Peter Fredericksen, nephew Dean Primmer and cousins Albert and Allan Biedler.

How do we capture a lifetime into words and do you justice, Dad and Papa?

Dad was born on August 5, 1931 in Kenora and grew up in the Rideout where he attended Northward School. In 1951 he graduated from Lakewood Secondary District High School in Commercial General Business. From 1952-1957, Dad was employed by CP Rail as a brakeman, and later in 1957 began his employment with the Town of Kenora Utilities as a journeyman lineman. In 1983, he was promoted to line foreman and in 1986 was promoted to line superintendent. In 1991, after 34 years of dedicated service, Dad retired. Through his work, Dad enjoyed many lifelong friendships which greatly enriched his life.

Our parents were married at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Kenora on July 6, 1957 and made the Rideout their lifelong home. Together they raised their five children and enjoyed many friendships with their neighbouring families.

As a member of the Bethesda Lutheran Church for many years, Dad served on the church council and dedicated many hours maintaining the church interior and grounds.

Dad had an immense passion for sports. His hockey involvement started as a teenager when he played for the Rideout Ramblers and continued well into his senior years. The love of the game drew him to coaching which started in the 1950’s with the Rideout Bantam B’s. Dad excelled at baseball which he started playing in the 1950’s as a back catcher for the Norman Cubs. Dad’s baseball talent was even recognized by a scout for the New York Yankees inviting him to consider playing professionally. Dad also enjoyed playing horseshoes with his family, friends and co-workers and showcased his talent at the Agricultural Fair for many years. Along with his membership at the Kenora Legion, Dad developed a new interest in the game of darts, which he participated in for over thirty years. Following his retirement in 1991, Dad added curling and golf to his sporting portfolio.

Some of Dad’s additional favourite past-times were blueberry picking, which began as a young boy and continued well into his eighty’s. Dad’s favourite boardgame was cribbage, which he enjoyed playing (and winning) with his children and grandchildren. Many fond memories were also created with summers spent at the Jardine family camp on Blindfold Lake. Dad and Mom lit up dance floors wherever there was music and the company of family and friends.

Dad was actively involved behind the scenes supporting and believing in the many worthwhile causes Mom committed her time to for over fifty years.

Without question, the most important part of Dad’s life was his family. Dad’s relationship with each of his children and grandchildren was special and unique, and he was extremely proud of each and everyone of us. Our lives have been forever touched by Dad’s devotion, strength, patience, sense of humour, quick wit, quiet presence, and the unconditional love he showered on all of us.

Our family extends our deepest appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Maxine Carlisle, Susan Lacroix (ParaMed RN), Tara Vandall (ParaMed RN), Alexis Peplinski (Palliative Care Nurse Practioner, Kenora) and Leah Habinski (Palliative Care Nurse Practioner, Sioux Lookout/Dryden) for their role in allowing us to honour Dad’s desire to spend his final days at home.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00am at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre with Pastor Borchardt of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. A luncheon will be served following the service. A family interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations would greatly be appreciated in Bert’s memory to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation Tree of Life, the Alzheimer Society Kenora/Rainy River Districts or It’s a Dog’s Life.

Your life was a blessing
Your memory a treasure
You are loved, beyond words
You are missed, beyond measure

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.