It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Jack K. Bryden on the morning of Wednesday, May 4, 2011. He was 59 years of age.
Jack was CEO of Jones Ties & Poles (1978) Ltd of Paterson, B.C. Following a diagnosis of cancer, Jack semi retired in 2009. He was optimistic to the very end that he could beat his disease. Jack’s courage was inspirational to all those who were close to him.
Jack is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ellen and by his children Jen (Dave Fricke), Jill (Warren Rosse), Josh, Melissa and Andrea Bryden as well as his stepson Patrick Price (Laura) and grandchildren Ava Rosse and Eli Fricke and step grandchildren Ireland and Noah Price. Also left to mourn their loss are his sister Darlene (Lou) and his brother Don (Wendy), sisters-in-law Patricia Morrison and Barbara (Bill) Robinson, numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and their families, his mother-in-law Mona York and his ex-wife Geri Bryden (Peter).
He was predeceased by his adoring parents Ken and Joyce Bryden (both in 2005) as well as an infant brother.
Jack will be remembered for his optimism, strong work ethic, generosity, quick wit, sense of humor and his love of children. He loved family gatherings, staff Christmas parties, salmon fishing, golfing, bike riding, cross country skiing, happy hours, travel and spending time at the cabin at Christina Lake.
Jack will be sadly missed and not forgotten by family, friends and associates.
In lieu of flowers friends can make donations to British Columbia Children’s Hospital Foundation, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C.V6H 3V4 or to the Relay for Life at http://www.relaybc.ca/greatertrail/pricefamily or to the Kootenay Boundary Hospital and Health Foundation, 1200 Hospital Bench Road, Trail, British Columbia, V1R 4M1 as an expression of sympathy.
Cremation, a private memorial service and interment at the Mausoleum at the Mountain View Cemetery took place on May 11, 2011. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Prestige Mountain Resort Rossland, 1919 Columbia, Rossland commencing at 11:00 am.
Al Grywacheski with Personal Alternative Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.