RCMP, CCGA, Search and Rescue
Jack joined the Canadian Forces’ 2nd Battalion Black Watch but left to join the RCMP after two years. He served in British Columbia and Ontario before transferring to the Northwest Territories’ G Division in 1982. In 1992 he served on the UN Mission in former Yugoslavia and returned to G Division in 1993. His passion was search and rescue, and he was instrumental in growing the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Arctic District from the original two units serving the North (Yellowknife and Hay River), to the current 11 units (adding Inuvik, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray, Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet, Pangnirtung, Kugluktuk, Tuktoyaktuk and Aklavik). Jack died unexpectedly on June 19th 2014. We miss you Jack.