Obituaries — 14 June 2017
Jack Victor Lindquist – 1934 – May 27, 2017

Jack Victor Lindquist – 1934 – May 27, 2017

In loving memory of Jack Victor Lindquist who passed away peacefully on Saturday May 27th in the Dryden Regional Hospital at the age of 83.

His loving wife Carolyn survives Jack. The two celebrated 60 years of marriage April 20th, 2017.

He is also survived by 4 daughters, Lori Slevinsky (Bill), Cathy Schroeder (Jim), Leslie Lafrance (Keith McLaughlin), Kelly Lindquist (Dan Saindon). 6 grandchildren Michelle Lafrance (Todd Matejko), Jordan Pollard (Shannon Gwynne), Tyler Douglas (Jasmyn Ellis), Rae-Ann Pollard (Brett Williamson), Sarah Schroeder (Jeff Morley), Janna Slevinsky (Matt Finlay) 3 great – grandchildren Allison, Shane, and Myah. 

He will be missed by his sister Beverly (Art) Sale, nieces Heather and Sharon, nephew Wayne, his sister-in-law Margaret Lindquist and nephews Darold, Wally and Raymond, brother-in-law Thomas (Margaret) Corbett, niece Katherine, nephews Jeffrey and Michael, and brother-in-law Bruce Corbett.

Parents Wallace and Anne, and his brother Clarence Lindquist predeceased Jack.

Jack grew up with his siblings at Oak Lake where his parents had a tourist camp and operated a commercial fishery. He played hockey for the Kenora Thistles and went on to play for Detroit Red Wings farm teams. He was a faithful Detroit hockey fan all his life. He worked as a millwright at the Dryden mill until retirement (He had many good buddies there). Jack and Carol enjoyed the lake life on Eagle Lake for 25 years, where they made many friends.

As per Jack’s wishes there will be no service. Family will gather at a later date to celebrate his life. Thank you to the nurses at DRHC for making him comfortable; in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the DRHC – Equipment Fund through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, ON, P8N 2X3

Tip a glass or bottle in his memory. Cheers!!

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to dcfh@drytel.net subject heading Lindquist

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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