Potts, J.C. (Jack)

POTTS. John (Jack). Passed away at home in Abbotsford, BC on July 17, 2011 one week before his 95th birthday. Born July 24, 1916 in Kingston, Ontario he is pre-deceased by his wife Dorothy in 2005 and by brothers George, Reginald, Hubert and Kenneth and sister Gladys (Michie). He is survived by his sisters Dorothy (Rhydwen) and Irene (Amey) both of Kingston, ON. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his daughters Judy Kellogg of San Carlos, CA, Margaret Brown of Vancouver, BC, son, Dennis Potts (Wendy) of Newport Beach, CA; his only grandchild Darrin Brown (Alexia) of Vancouver, BC and his only great grandchild, Kara Leah Brown as well as many other relatives and friends. Jack's first career was in the Canadian Armed Forces; he entered in the lowest rank and retired with the highest non-commissioned rank of Sgt Major WO1. He was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in 1945. He and his family lived in Grande Prairie, AB, Victoria, BC, Catterick Camp, England, Ottawa, ON and Vancouver, BC. In 1962 the family moved to San Carlos, CA where he started his 2nd career in electronics and lived there for 16 years. After retirement Jack and Dorothy moved back to Vancouver and then to Abbotsford, BC in 1990. Jack had a lifelong interest in amateur communications, enjoying many years with his ham radio club.


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