John (Jack) Traquair of Burns Lake, BC passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 at the age of 79 years nine months. Jack was born Dec. 23, 1926 to John and Mae Traquair at Welwyn, Sask. where he spent his childhood and attended school. After leaving school he worked on the farm and in the Welwyn and Rocanville areas before going to Burns Lake in 1948 where he began his lumber hauling business. A number of years later he bought an Auto Service Agency which he and his wife, Marie, ran for several years.
On Sept. 11, 1953 Jack married Marie Roumieu of Burns Lake. In their leisure time Jack and Marie and their two children enjoyed many picnics, exploring trails, boating and swimming. Jack liked nothing better than to go skiing, diving, fishing or riding his ATV. So, whenever he could he took advantage of the many lakes and trails for these outdoor adventures. Jack belonged to the Rod and Gun Club for many years and was a longtime member of the Burns Lake Curling Club. As well, he was an enthusiastic supporter of snowmobile races and community events.
Jack is survived by one son John (Debbie) Traquair, one daughter Patricia (Stewart Laing), two grandchildren Clinton (Angela) Traquair and Anyla Traquair, one great grandchild, Taylor Traquair. Also surviving are a brother Robert (Margaret) Traquair and a sister Mariam Fleming.
He was predeceased by his wife Marie in 1985 and his parents, John and Mae Traquair.
The Traquair Family would like to extend their thanks to Drs. Magee and Van Rensburg and to Catherine Moroski, Home Care Nurse and to the staffs of the Lakes District Hospital and the Pines Care Facility for the care and compassion shown Jack during his illness.
A memorial service was held on October 7, in the First Mennonite Church. Internment will take place at a later date in Beaver Rapids Cemetery, Manitoba.