December 3, 1941 – November 3, 2023
It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, father-in-law, brother, uncle and friend, Jackie (Jack) Wong.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his Loving wife and best friend of 53 years Rosemarie (Marek), his sons Scott (Monique), Darren (Lucy), Keith and his Grandchildren Dylan and Morgan, his honorary grandchildren John and Jeremy, His siblings Pearl (Lloyd) Wong, Bing Wong, Anna Mae (Bob) Hunter, Henry Wong, Faye (Ken) Husband, Sylvanna (Warren) Palmer and numerous nephews and nieces.
Jack was predeceased by his Parents Jack & Anne Wong, Sisters Mary McCoy, Lillian Lai & Lynn Smith.
Jack met his wife Rose in 1967 and they eventually married in 1970 following afterwards with 3 sons.
Jack led a rewarding life, filled with many passions.
He started playing the bass and started “The Shondels” in Winnipeg in the 1960s, playing at local community clubs and for school dances. The music boom hit the city and “The Shondels” were off and running. They toured and traveled all through Canada leaving their stamp everywhere they played. As the 60’s faded he continued to play throughout the city at local bars and was a house band at the Town and Country. Music has always been apart of his life and it was passed through his sons with the music he grew up listening to. He shared the stage with many local talents throughout his music career. Over the years he continued to play music eventually with his son Keith by his side and entertained for close to 5 decades.
Once Jack became a Dad, he made sure he was heavily involved in Scott and Darren’s hockey lives. He never missed a practice or game and it didn’t matter if it was at 6 am or 9 pm.
He was the president of East Elwood C.C. and helped them receive funding to help build an outdoor rink in the 80’s. After that he became the President of River East Minor Hockey from 1989 – 1994. He followed that with being in charge of the “Suspension board” for Winnipeg Minor hockey in the 1990’s. Lastly he was President of the MMJHL. Everyone to this day comments on how fair of a man he was and very well liked.
As the boys attended the St Gerard School, he was also chairman of the St Gerard School Board.
Jack worked many jobs over the years including his 35 years with Rug Doctor Canada, with his middle son by his side. He retired as a Western Divisional Manager in 2017, passing the baton on to his son Darren.
The Family would like to extend a Huge thank you to everyone for their support, prayers and cares over the last couple of months.
There will a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Bronx Community Centre, 720 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg.
There will be no “GO FUND ME” account opened
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