The Obit For Jack Warwick

In memory of John Warwick

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 15, 2011

JOHN (JACK) WARWICK It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of John (Jack) Warwick on Monday, July 11, 2011 at St. Boniface Hospital.

Cherishing the many happy memories are his lifelong sweetheart and wife of 58 years Louise (Kennedy), son Ken (Brenda), daughters Lynn and Donna (Perry Gilmour) and grandchildren Brayden and Brooke; sister-in-law Helen Warwick (Saskatoon); brother-in-law John Kennedy (Loveland, Colorado); as well as many nieces and nephews.

Jack was predeceased by his parents William Warwick and Marjorie Carter (Warwick); step-father Reg Carter; brother Reg Warwick and brother-in-law Charles Kennedy; in-laws Philip and Marie Kennedy.

Born March 29, 1927, Jack was raised in St. Vital/Norwood. He attended Tache School, Norwood Collegiate and St. Paul's College. Jack was an outstanding athlete. He played hockey in England for the Nottingham Panthers.

Upon his return home in 1949 he played Pro Baseball in Kentucky and Florida with the Washington Senators farm teams. Returning home in 1950, he played for the Elmwood Giants Mandak League. In 1999 Jack was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.

In 1952 Jack played football with the Norwood Legionaires when they won the Canadian Intermediate Football Championship against Orphans of Peterborough, Ontario. In 2006, Jack and his teammates were inducted into the Manitoba Football Hall of Fame. Jack was also an avid curler and golfer.

In 1954, Jack joined the Winnipeg Police Department and retired after 30 years of service at the rank of Sergeant.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff on 6E at the St. Boniface Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Parish, 820 Cottonwood Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Cremation has occurred and a private family interment will take place at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather. We will all miss him dearly. Rest in peace dear Jack. We love you.

The Coutu family in care of arrangements: E. J. COUTU CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald St. 253-5086