Jack’s metastatic lung cancer journey came to a comfortable, peaceful end with his death at the hospital in Haliburton. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Elaine Bell, his sons Chris (Melinda Burton) and Andy (Shanon Bunagan), his daughter Jackie (Don Perkins), and grandchildren Josh and Ellie.
Jack was predeceased by his parents Jack and Mabel Bush, and is survived by his brothers Terry (Kim), Rob (Mary Anne, deceased) and many nieces and nephews.
We would like to acknowledge the wonderful medical care Jack received from so many medical professionals over the past 21 months - Dr. Elena Mihu, oncologists Dr. Gursimran Chandhoke and Dr. Joel Broomfield, the fabulous staff in the Cancer Care Centre at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, and the doctors and staff at the hospital in Haliburton.
In his working life Jack was an advertising executive, creative director, and writer. He used these talents in many volunteer positions in Toronto and Haliburton. He was known for his smile, his humour, his quiet ways, his creative abilities, his love of the English language and reading, his photography, and his baking, especially his chocolate chip cheesecake and turtle squares. He was surprised at the amount of influence he had on so many lives as expressed in the many notes he received just before he died.
A service will be held at a later date in St. Thomas’s Anglican Church on Huron Street in Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the following organizations, or to a charity of your choice, would be appreciated: Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation (https://prhcfoundation.ca/), the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation (https://www.hhhs.ca/foundation), the Kinmount and District Health Foundation (https://www.kdhc.ca/kdhsf/), and St. Thomas’s Church (https://www.stthomas.on.ca/
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the HALIBURTON COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 13523 Hwy. #118, Haliburton, Ontario (705) 457-9209.
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