John VARCOE

VARCOE John Basil. June 27, 1925 ~ June 23, 2013. It is with deep sadness but great faith that we announce the death of John (Jack) Varcoe, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grand-father. Left to mourn his passing but cherish his memory is his wife of sixty-one years, Thelma, his children Thomas (Alana), Nola van der Pauw (Richard), Kathy McBryan, Lisa Lawrance (Ron), his grandchildren Darren, Amanda, Nicolas, Kristen, Rick, Trevor, Mathea, Joshua, Kevin and great grandchildren Daven, Alivia, and Brooklyn. Jack was born in Rossland, BC and grew up in the Trail area. He attended the University of British Columbia where he received both Commerce and Law degrees. He practiced law for nineteen years in Trail where he met and married Thelma and raised their four children. Jack moved his family to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory in 1968 upon appointment as the Federal Magistrate. In 1973 he was appointed the Provincial Court Judge of Maple Ridge where he served the community for eighteen years. He continued to work as an ad hoc Provincial Court Judge in the Lower Mainland for another five years. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing Bridge and various card games. He was an active member of the communities where he lived involving himself with Rotary, Knights of Columbus, and several other organizations. Prayers will take place on Thursday July 4 at 7 pm, followed by Funeral Mass on Friday July 5 at 11 am at St. Joseph’s Parish, Mission, BC.

Dad, you are forever in our hearts.

Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home 604-826-9548


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