Jack Douglas Telfer

Jack Douglas Telfer

June 18, 1942 – September 27, 2017

Jack Douglas Telfer was born in Sudbury, Ontario June 18, 1942 to David and Mae. He grew up on his grandpa’s farm in Garson, Ontario.

He spent many summers at his uncle Fraser’s dairy farm in Stratford, Ontario. After graduating at Kempville Agriculture College he worked at farms in the Stratford area.

In 1960 he read Grass Beyond the Mountains and was determined to move to BC’s interior. In 1962 the move was made. He worked at 150 Mile Ranch for Doc Bell and played for the Stampeders Hockey team. He worked at BCTel so he could play more hockey. 

In 1966 he met Mary at the Williams Lake Stampede, they were married in 1967. They have three daughters – Marty (Lachance), Becky and Peggy; four grandchildren – Matt, Megan, Emily and Sarah; three great grandchildren – Breanna, Sydney and Peyton and lots of extra extended family.

Jack was well known in the Cariboo Chilcotin through ranching politics and real estate. He was a ranch salesman for many years, helping people find their dreams just as he had.

His jokes and stories were always welcome at the many gatherings he attended. He was a lifetime member of Kiwanis and always believed in helping wherever he could. 

Jack was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 1980 and had fought the disease for many years – now he can rest.

A Celebration of Life will take place at St. Andrews United Church (which he helped to build) on November 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hough Memorial Cancer Society, Box 4311, Williams Lake V2G 2V4.

We will miss him dearly and remember him always.


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