Jason Tyler “JT” Jack, 44, of Kamloops, B.C., died in his sleep on February 24, 2023 from undiagnosed dilated cardiomyopathy, a form of congestive heart failure. Jason was born April 7, 1978 in Vernon, B.C., the son of Dr. Kenneth Douglas Jack and Cecelia M. ‘Didi’ Jack.
JT attended Kamloops schools and was a member of the Class of 1996 at Kamloops Senior Secondary.
Jason is survived by his loved one, Raylene Donald, of Kamloops, and her children Taylor and Riley. He is also survived by his mother, Cecelia M. Lewis of Oliver, B.C., and his older brother, Travis McLean Jack, of Kamloops. He was predeceased by his father, K. Douglas Jack, of Kamloops, in 2018. He leaves an uncle, two aunts, and four cousins in the U.S. A. and Germany.
JT loved living and working on the ranch on Barnhartvale Road which their father bequeathed to his sons. He had a small house which he renovated and built from the old ‘pony barn’, where his childhood ponies used to live. He used it first as a guitar studio, then it became a cozy home with a view of the hayfields and the lake, where he and Raylene lived for the past several years. He found love and happiness with her and enjoyed time spent with her children.
He often joked that he was “a farmer outstanding in his field”, when asked how the haying was going. He watched the weather and took pride in good hay.
Music was a big part of his life. JT played piano as a child, and then became a very good guitar player who enjoyed playing in a band or just jamming with friends. His old cat, ‘Turkey’ would strum the guitar strings while JT played the chords. He also wrote some good songs, one of his best which was recorded was called, ironically, “Untimely”.
He enjoyed snowboarding, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, reading, cooking, and gardening. He had a good eye for photography. Jason loved all animals and wildlife, even when they ate his garden. Repairing and tinkering with machinery, vehicles, and vintage items was a favourite pastime for him. He could fix or invent anything.
JT was outgoing, humorous, kind, calm, good-natured, and had many, many friends. He and his Mum loved exchanging funny songs, memes, jokes and recipes. He was a good listener and non-judgmental, and was always ready to lend a hand to someone in need. He hated confrontations and often stepped in to defuse an argument or to get people to see the humour in the situation. Jason loved spending time with friends but preferred small gatherings to large ones. He wanted to enjoy a quiet, peaceful, happy life.
Though he left this world too soon, he left this world a better place.
A Celebration of Life will be announced and held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the BC SPCA, or a charity of your choice.
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Loved JT from a child.He hung out with my Sam always.JT lived with us while his Dad was in Australia working.we all celebrated his grad year together.will miss him
My condolences to JT’s family. JT was always helpful and giving when friends needed him. He helped me out a few times, no questions asked. Rest in peace JT. You made your mark in my life with your kindness. Till we meet again friend.
I’m sorry for your loss Travis and family. I remember all the good times we had up at your place and JT was always with us laughing and goofing around.
JT got along with all people that knew him. My condolences to his family.
Loved seeing JT in his element, a kind heart, humorous and always up for an adventure or a “rip” up in BHV. I made some wonderful friendships thanks to JT and his inner circle of friends.
One of the many memories I’ll cherish of JT was on our wedding day as he was one of our three groomsmen; he looked so dapper that day.
We will miss you Jackalaka, thank you for your friendship. Sending our love and condolences to Travis and family.
Condolences to his family. Gona miss that guy. Funniest and nicest friend i ever had . We were best friends threw jr.high and had so many good times and jokes only we really got. I still cant convince my mind that he’s actually gone. Our time is always shorter than we realize . I will always remember all the laughs and good times we shared
So sad. You died too young & you will forever be missed.
JT, JT I miss you every day buddy, I think of you so much, you still make the most amount of laughter for all of us and you’re not beside us that’s OK buddy but that’s OK. We’ll see you soon, you remember your my one bestie , and my only friend that never judged, or threw anybody under the bus, no matter what shape we were inand you were always my friend and I appreciate it and I’ll miss you forever, I know you’re gonna have those golden gates open for me, and will be laughing and having a good time once again, aubree and I miss your monkey God bless. See you soon.!!!! Have my bed ready for me lol!!!