“Jack” John Martin Moran
1923/07/17 – 2016/07/09
Jack Moran passed away peacefully, comforted by loved ones, just shy of his 93rd birthday. Jack is survived by his loving wife and long time companion, Diana Eyden. Jack is remembered and loved by several individuals who he took under his wing as youngsters, acting as a second father, role model and mentor. Now grown men with families of their own, this extended family shares the grief of his passing.
Jack was born and raised in Chilliwack, B.C. with his parents John and Catherine Moran. He is pre-deceased by his brother Frank Moran, his sister Kathleen, his niece Gail, and his first wife Patricia Moran. As a young man, Jack enlisted in the Canadian Army and served his country with pride overseas. Upon returning home, Jack set forth building a career using his talent in mechanics and the trades. Jack had a key role in the construction of many main roadways throughout the Province of British Columbia. Settling in Kamloops, B.C., Jack enjoyed a long career as the Mechanical Superintendent with the B.C. Forest Service. Jack enjoyed many hobbies and interests, most significantly was his love for animals. Jack enjoyed raising and riding horses and loved the ranching lifestyle. Along with Diana, Jack continued to enjoy and care for many animals into his later years. Jack was an extremely skilled handyman and gardener and always busied his days with many projects. Known for his strong mind and will, Jack was equally loved for his gentle, caring and compassionate ways.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the B.C. Ambulance Service, and the physicians and nurses at Royal Inland Hospital for their kind and capable care. Our thanks to the many friends and family who have connected to share fond memories shared throughout Jack’s wonderful life. With respect to Jack’s wishes there will not be a formal funeral service. Condolences may be sent to the family via DrakeCremation.comPrint This Obituary & Condolences