STODDARD, Jack - Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. John Edward Stoddard, of Owen Sound, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Jean McGillivray-Stoddard. Dearly loved father of Donna Reynolds (Bryan), of Belwood, Brenda Walter (Ed) and Nancy Bishop (Doug), both of Owen Sound. Fondly remembered by his step-children, Jackie Johnstone (Rob), of Burlington, Ross McGillivray, of Vancouver and Ken McGillivray, of Collingwood. Cherished grandfather of Jason Walter (Laura), Christa Dickie (Matt), Leigh Walter- Gantert (Thomas), Kelly Reynolds- Moore (Christian), John Bishop (Sally), Laura Bishop (Bill Scott), Will Johnstone and Andrew Johnstone. Proud great-grandfather of Eve, Graham, Toby, Evan, Kyle and Anderson. Dear brother of Joe Stoddard, of Cleveland, Ohio and Irene Rice (Frank), of Burlington. Jack will be sadly missed by his nephew, nieces and dear friends. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Marie Stoddard; his brother, Allan Stoddard; his former wife, Betty Stoddard. Jack was born in Stoney Creek and raised in the Hamilton area. He was the youngest of four children. At an early age, hockey became an important part of his life and extended over a thirty year period from the minor leagues through to the NHL. Jack was an avid golfer, gifted artist and amazing wood carver. He enjoyed life to the fullest in spite of his many health challenges. He was the ultimate friend and loved his family with much pride and joy. We have been truly blessed to have had such a remarkable man in our lives. A Private Family Service for Jack Stoddard will take place following cremation. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME , 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492). Messages of condolences may be sent to the family on-line at HREF="http://www.woodfuneralhome.ca">www.woodfuneralhome.ca
George & Sally Vail
Joyce & Alonzo
Myrtle Beach S.C.
Thinking of you as you grieve the loss of your dad. A life well lived... As you celebrate and think back on his life, may the memories help sustain you as you grieve. Thoughts and prayers, Jill (McFadden) and Eric Bartley