John Copland “Jack” Fisher

Rossland Light Opera Players Company in the sky acquires its newest cast member,” Jack Fisher”

Jack was born May 9th 1932 in Glasgow Scotland and he would like everyone to know that he did not pass away, he died. As to the why he would want you to know that difference, well it was his love of the English language. After all he was the editor of the Trail Daily Times.

At the age of 21 Jack embarked upon an adventure that took him from his native Scotland all the way to Rossland B.C. Having grown up in Rossland; we the family are so glad his adventure took him here.

Jack wanted everyone to know that his most treasured activity was that of a good walk spoiled, “Golf”, “really, we didn’t know that Jack”. RLOP was right behind the golf and to that Jack was involved in over 50 RLOP productions in one way or the other. He directed, “My Fair Lady” and “Oklahoma” to name a couple and he played characters like that of Bill Sykes and Lazer Wolf. Jack lived long enough to see the publication of, “RLOP’s The First 60 Years” which he co-authored and during this last year gave him a great sense of pride and joy. Jack coached and refereed soccer for many a Rossland boy including 3 of his own (brave man) for over 30 years. Jack spent time volunteering in between the sin bin at many Rossland Junior Warrior hockey games. He also served the city of Rossland as an Alderman. In his retirement he took up his passion of bicycle racing by participating in many BC Senior Games with family cheering him on as he rode by.

Jack was predeceased by his sister Lesley (1958) and his son David (1986) and survived by his sister Margaret (Bruce), Patsy Fisher and Lloyd Price his two sons Sandy(Vivian) and Rob(Lisa) his seven grandchildren Jesse, Kirk, Mitchell, Allysha, Jeremy(Jordan), Zoe and Diego and his three great-granddaughters, Gabriella, Paetyn and Chloe

Upon Jack’s request there will be no service.

So that leaves it up to all of us to celebrate Jack’s life each in our own way. We, the family, will celebrate Jack’s life by bringing his ashes home to Rossland this summer and from there we will hike up the best ski hill in the land “Red Mountain” and place his ashes alongside his son David’s, his brother in-law Tom’s, PJ Mooney’s and Kevin Bryan’s. Then it will be off to the Miners Hall to attend an RLOP production which has been our summertime family tradition.

Jack would like you to know that by donating either your time or money to RLOP or attend an upcoming RLOP production would be a great way to celebrate his life. For all you golfing buddies there is no better way to celebrate than to head out onto the course on a nice sunny day for a round of 18 then back to the clubhouse for a sandwich, a cool mug and toast a drink to dad.

We believe that as this very moment, Babs, George and the whole RLOP Company in the sky is pressing dad for part in their upcoming production that is if they can find him on the golf course.

As Dad says’ “The Show Must Go On”


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