Mr. Jack Vaclav

Mr. Jack Vaclav

Thursday, February 11th, 1937 - Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Mr. Jack Vaclav, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Mr. Jack Vaclav

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Mr. Jack's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Mr. Jack's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


The family of Jack Vaclav is saddened to announce his passing on April 20th, 2021 at the age of 84. He was born in Fort William, Ontario February 11th, 1937 to Elizabeth (Mayer) and John Vaclav. Together Elizabeth and first-born Jack rode the PD Railroad train home to Round Lake, Ontario where they resided at Russ McKechnie's sawmill property until the family moved to Harstone, Ontario. His farming way of life began when he was about 6 years old and he carried on farming until health prevented, although he was still haying in his dreams until he passed from this life. Jack also experienced other occupations in his lifetime – a bush worker at McKechnie's sawmill, a fireman for the CN Railroad, truck driver for CP Bulk Systems, and equipment operator for O'Connor Township. He was known to many as being knowledgeable, quick witted, and a man with a huge heart and gigantic hands, and dearly loved by so many. Jack is survived by Maureen, his wife of 51 years, son David (Chris), children Max and Molly, son John (Linda Sawchuk), daughter Dawn Bagdonas (Tanas), daughter Yvonne DeBruyne (Dan Gudmundson), children Michaela, Adam (Ben), and Erin Whitney, Davidson and Zacchaeus, and daughter Valerie Dancer (Tom), children Josh (Vivian), Tomi, and Shanda Nickel (Andrew), children Aubrey and Cameron (great-grandchildren). Jack will be missed by extended family Charlaine, Charley, and Taiya Harvey. Also survived by his sisters, Helen Ross, Mary Cherwonick (Jim), brother Ed (Marilyn), and their families, four sister-in-laws and their families, and Rose – mother of his sons. Jack was predeceased by his son Michael, parents, mother and father-in-law, and four brother-in-laws and other family members. If you choose, donations may be made in Jack's memory to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rural Cupboard Food Bank, or charity of your choice. Service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Simpler Times Cremation Centre, 332 North May Street at Cameron.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Mr. Jack Vaclav, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    At a later date.


Donations are being accepted for:


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Mr. Jack here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Mr. Jack
0 trees have been planted in memory of Mr. Jack Vaclav

Jim Corbett

Posted at 02:18pm
My deepest condolences to Maureen and extended family on Jack's passing. In the early 70's we lived just down the road from the Vaclav farm. These were lean times and I will always be grateful for the helping hand Jack constantly extended. Everyone who new Jack realized this was a giant of a man with huge hands and even a bigger heart. Coffee was always on at the Vaclav farm and I'll never forget the many lively conversations we shared over a cup.
Always thankful Jim Corbett

Margaret Hill

Posted at 09:36pm
So sorry to hear of Jacks passing ,we have fond memories of him ,my girls D’Arcy and Arlayna remember the barn dances ,my son Brendon and his family will look after the hilly field across from your farm they are building on for you Jack ,You will be missed Jack ,Again Donald and Margaret Hill and family send our deepest condolences

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each