John “Jack” Edward Ashton

March 3, 1940 - October 31, 2022
November 8, 2022 12 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with saddened hearts the family of Jack Ashton, of Edmonton, AB, announces his passing on October 31, 2022 at the age of 82 years.

Jack is remembered by his loving wife, Deanna; his children, Jack (Fern) and grandson Luke, and Darren (Ginny); his siblings, Patricia, Allan (Beth), Gordon (Donna), Norma, and Barry (Sharon) along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, John and Elsie; daughter, Rae Anne; his siblings, Shirley, Donna, Lois, and Barbara and his beloved cat, Missy.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Funeral Chapel 10530-116 St. Edmonton, AB.

Those wishing to view the service via live-stream can do so by clicking the following link:

with an inurnment to follow next June 2023 in Zealandia, SK.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation (5241 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5G8 or online at

  1. Dear Deanna,

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. I only met him a handful of times, but he impressed me as such a good, kind gentleman. My sincere sympathies.
    Thinking of you…


  2. Deanna and family of Jack: Our sincere sympathy in your loss. His love with live on in your hearts and in all the precious memories.

  3. Our sincere sympathy to Jack Ashton families.💞.From Kirk and Cathy Kidd

  4. So sorry to hear about Jack. Our sincere sympathies and may the Lord comfort you in these times. Deanna and family we will be praying for you.

  5. We will never forget Uncle Jack – he was always good for a laugh and will remain in our hearts forever!

  6. My sincere condolences, uncle Jack was a wonderful man and my treasured uncle, forever the cowboy that leapt the canyon wall

  7. My Uncle Jack was such a great uncle to me. He and Deanna always visited us in B C almost yearly on their road trips to all of their relatives. Lots of great family reunion stuff from my years with them and the boys. I’m sorry for you loss Deanna and Jack Jr. and Darren. He will be missed , but he’s up with his sisters , parents and daughter and they are having a great time .

  8. We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Jack’s passing. We share in your grief and lift you up in our love, thoughts and prayers.

    Dad loved his visits with Uncle Jack. We are certain Dad and the rest of the family welcomed him into Heaven with open arms. What a reunion they must be having!

    “We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” – Leo Buscaglia

  9. Thank you everyone for your sincere condolences. This for my Dad from me.

    —– Any Other —–

    there it is, in the end, there it is
    the entrails of your life clawed back
    paired down to a drifter’s encounter
    with self and same, there it is

    a life remembered cold and indifferent
    the only thing left is to think the best and
    refrain from whatever else you think
    as the past lies not 6 feet away waiting

    for all the world to proceed in a fashion
    trying to again appear untouched again
    as the veneer wears even thinner and
    disbelief encroaches upon our very door

    the real world is as apparent now as
    any other how.

    • Hi d, this is your cousin, Shannon. I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad, my lively, wiry Uncle Jack. Corey and I attended his service online today and thought of you. Your Uncle Jim spoke beautifully, and imitated your Dad so well that it hurt, but he shared some lovely stories that made us laugh and Del spoke from her heart. They’ve all known each other longer than we’ve been alive. I shall always remember your Dad as the cowboy who vaulted the canyon wall and I will endeavour to laugh until it hurts much more often. Thank you for posting a poem for him; you have a gift for words. Sending you and Ginny much love, Shannon.

  10. My Uncle Jackie,
    Where to start, you were the best uncle to me! always ready to take on the Kirk kids!
    We had many great times in Kinnaird lol ! You were very special to me and will always be my special Uncle. Loved when you called me Sis!
    You will always be with me, Uncle Jack!!

    Love cheryl

  11. It was with shock and sadness that I learned today (Nov. 21) of Jack’s passing and my heart goes out to Deanna and his extended family. I have known Jack as a helpful, intelligent and kind person and he will be missed.

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