John William Demeter

July 19, 2019 9 Condolences Print Obituary

John William Demeter (Jack) was born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It was later that he was posted to 1 Airborne Field Squadron in Edmonton, has passed away on July 17, 2019.  He died of prostate cancer at the age of 74.

 Jack was born in New Waterford September 8,1945 to parents Rose Marie and John Joe Demeter. In 1966, Jack enrolled as a Sapper in the Royal Canadian Engineers to start then moved onto Gagetown were he was posted to 2 field Squadron.  In the summer of 1968, he was then was  posted to 1 Airborne. During this time he was deployed several times in active war. FLQ crisis in Montreal in 1970, Jamaica Humanitarian relief 1972 and Cyprus 1973/74.  After his retirement from the Military Jack was top trainer for Ford Canada and was awarded many times for over 30 years.  As he retired from that he was very active with the Royal Canadian Kingsway Branch and a member of the Colour Party and Honour Guard as well as a member of the Sapper club until he couldn't hold up the flag anymore.  Jack was also inducted in the baseball hall of fame in his home town.

Jack is survived by is wife Adeline, Siblings; (brothers)George and Joe, (sister) Beverly, Daughters; Carrie, Kim and Nicole, Grandchildren; Ashley, Joelle, Jade, Mariah, Darian, Nicholas and Sidney, Great grandchild; Sterling

Please join us in celebrating Jacks life July 26,2019 1pm at the Kingsway Legion Branch #175 14339-50th street Edmonton, Alberta.

  1. Sending my love and condolences to Adeline and the family from the Mutlow’s. I have many good memories of Jack and he will never be forgotten.

  2. Adeline and all of Jack’s family…
    Please accept our most heart felt condolences for your loss. Memories from our past and good times we shared will always be with Lorraine and I. Be well… Gary.

  3. Edmonton, 1968. One of those larger than life characters. Jack stood out amongst all those other characters. The last time, I saw Jack was probably the mid ’70s. However he is still remembered with great affection. RIP.Stand down Sapper.

  4. I met Jack latter in life he could tell a great story and always made me laugh. So sorry for your Loss

  5. Jack was a unforgettable character and a good friend. Our service in Edmonton together was always full of adventure and you could always count on Jack to have your back. I’m going to miss you old friend as will so many others. RIP Sapper. Airborne.

  6. With truly miss Jack Always loved spending time with him. He was funny, smart and genuine. My thoughts go out to Adeline, Kim and Carrie.

  7. Jack was a kind and funny man. He was a great friend of my step dad and was a groomsman for him and my mom in 1977. We always enjoyed a laugh with him. He went too soon. Virginia Kassian

  8. Jack was one of a kind!! There was never a dull moment when you were around him! Loved to sing and always joking!! Condolences to the family!! Jack will be surely missed!!

  9. Could not believe the man who taught me sales and more importantly the humor in human behaviour and psychology. Good bye Jake you will be sadly missed by so many you helped. Be at rest my friend.

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