Pat Lane speaks circa 2006: “Jack was also awarded the very first “District II : Special Award” for all his work in promoting shuffleboard in our District and his involvement in the State.” Stan Speaks: To-day however; we are going to talk about a man that many call “Gentleman Jack”!! In 2005 we highlighted Jack Rathwell’s contribution to Shuffleboard, both in Arizona and at his home Club in Blackstock, ON. At that time (2005) Gentleman Jack was the Captain of an AZ shuffling team named the COUGARS. Pat writes: We have designated GENTLEMAN JACK RATHWELL as our consultant on many In Park tournaments and on the Cougar team. Pat Lane. 2009 08 01.
The Shuffler would like to thank the AZ Webmistress, Pat Lane for sharing this information with us. The Shuffler would also like to thank Jack for his ongoing contribution to Shuffleboard; keep it up Jack, You continue to set the example for others to follow.
Stan of The Shuffler. 2009 08 01. Thank You to Pat Lane for informing me of Jack’s Passing. I considered him to be a true friend. 2018 06 26. I will attend his service.
Obituary for Jack Rathwell
John Robert “Jack” Rathwell – (Lifetime Lions Member – 60 Years, Board of Directors for Tucson Estates Property Owners Association, Past President of The Chartered Accountant Council, and Long-time member of Cambridge Street United Church) Passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s on June 23rd, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved husband to Betty for 61 years. Proud father of Robert (predeceased, survived by Lucille), Ted (Esther), and Mary (Pat Byrnes). Grandpa to Julie (Stephen Falvo), John (Tracy), Leighanne, and Tim. Poppa Jack to Harrison. Survived by sister Ruth, and predeceased by sister Lois. Jack will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Jack will be greatly missed by his long-time friend Bob Fitch, his euchre, fishing, and hunting partner for many years. Visitation will take place at Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay on June 27th from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service in the chapel at 2 p.m. There will be a Lion’s service taking place in the chapel at 1:45 p.m. Interment to follow at East Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at http://www.mackeys.ca