Second World War Veteran
Peacefully at his late residence, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, of Jack Smallwood, Charlottetown, age 96 years. Son of the late Percy and Frances (MacLauchlan) Smallwood.
Survived by Viola (Sampson), his devoted wife of 68 years. Jack will also be sadly missed by his loving children: Scott (Veronne), Kenneth (Sue), Marjorie McKearney, and Rosemary (Mike) Power; cherished grandchildren: Christopher (Lindsay) Smallwood, Sara (Geoff) Noble, Jennifer (Frank) Nucci, Jackie Smallwood, Kenneth Smallwood (Maranda Groom); Marc and Dane McKearney; Stephen (Cheryl) Power and Kim (Dave) Power; and great-grandchildren: Ethan Smallwood; Lauren, Geoffrey, and Grady Noble; Lexi and Frankie Nucci; Delia and Caleb Hennessey, Chloe and Kenneth Smallwood; Ella and Clara Power; and Taylor and Aiden Power. Predeceased by his brother, Lorne Smallwood.
Jack enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy in 1939, where he served on the North Atlantic escort ships (Acadia, Skeena 1 and Regina 1) until 1945. After WWII, Jack volunteered his services with the Navy Cadets, first as Lieutenant Band Master-Divisional Officer- Executive Officer; then as Commanding Officer of the RCSCC Kent, until his retirement in 1964, when he became president of the Navy League of P.E.I. Jack was a lifetime member of the Masonic Order (St. John's Lodge #1); Eastern Star, and Island Shrine Club (Philae Temple). He was one of the founding members of Spring Park Church and honorary president of the Canadian Legion (#1) Charlottetown.
Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home, from where the service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in People's Cemetery, Charlottetown at a later date. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.
If so desired, donations to the P.E.I. Humane Society would be gratefully accepted.
Charlottetown Branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Service of Remembrance at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at Belvedere Funeral Home on Sunday at 5 p.m. for Brother John Dewar "Jack" Smallwood, his Brethren, relatives and friends. Officers and members of St. John's Lodge No. 1, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons are asked to attend. Brethren of other Lodges are invited.