Isabey, Jacques (Jack) Lucien Joseph

Isabey: (Jack) Jacques Lucien Joseph was born October 14, 1939 to Narcisse and Germaine Isabey. Jack was little brother to Marie (Fern) Beaudry, Marguerite (Rollie) Hennessey and John (Donnie) Isabey. Jack was educated at convents, first in Wauchope, Saskatchewan, then in Winnipeg at St. Boniface College and St. Paul’s College.

In 1959 Jack attended DeVrie Tec in Toronto, Ontario achieving his certificate in TV and Radio Electronics, back before computer chips were used. In 1962, after returning home, Jack joined the family business (Hartney Machine and Motors), where he ran the bodyshop for forty-six years.

In 1969 Jack married Claris Jasper and together they had four children; Robert, Nicole (Rob) Bodin, Nadine (Jeri) McCue and Natalie (Jack) Peet. Seven perfect and wonderful grandchildren; Faith, Emerson, Addyson, Bryce, Renée, Seth and Kelsie. The very most important thing in Jack’s life was his family, in whom he was tremendously proud.

Jack was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church. He sang in the Grande Clairiere choir and so enjoyed being a part of this fun group. He was a member of Hartney Elks for 60 years. He obtained his private pilot license and was a member of the Hartney Flying Club and the Souris Flying Club. He served a term on the Hartney Town Council and the Souris Hospital Board. He was a volunteer firefighter and ambulance attendant for many years. A time with Civil Air Search and Rescue was a highlight for Jack, especially when the Hercules was in Brandon for their use. Pancake breakfasts saw Jack hauling his grill around, cooking hundreds of pounds of bacon over the years, working diligently and cheerfully for the flying club and Elks.

Jack took much pleasure in all things, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. He was especially proud of his 1951 Ford and drove it in many parades. After Robert moved to Yellowknife, Jack made many summer fishing trips to spend time with him and enjoyed their evening Cognacs. Roberts “family” in the North became friends to Jack and it comforted him to know Robert had such good friends.

A private family and friends service will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church with internment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery.  In memory of Jack donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

14 thoughts on “Isabey, Jacques (Jack) Lucien Joseph”

  1. Claris and family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you at this time. Hold onto all your fondest memories . Your memories are yours to keep .

  2. Claris and family, out thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincere condolences to you all. The great memories are what helps get through this very difficult time. Memories here are being one of Jack’s Angels, and I hope Jack knew how often we wanted to say yes that delicious pie. ❤️

  3. Claris and family, we are so sorry to hear about Jack. He was pretty lucky to have such a caring family these last few years. He sure was proud of his family and dedicated to you Claris. You will miss him. Take care. Cyril and Kate Druwe

  4. Condolences to you and your family! Ken says he always enjoyed his visits with Jack at the body shop or when ever he met him on the street. Always had a wave and a hello! ❤️

  5. So very sorry to hear about Jack. Thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Being one of Jack’s “angels” during the Elks Bonspiel will always be a wonderful memory.
    Diane and Claude Martin

  6. Our condolences Claris & family, and all the extended families. Our little visit in 2019 in your lovely garden/yard, and seeing the 1951, rekindled memories of Bob & Jack talking “cars” at the garage and body shop in the 1960’s. My brother George Morden secretly wanted to own the one with the “phone”. Fond thoughts from all of us! Bob & Edith (Morden) Tarbet, Barrhead, AB

  7. Sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He was always cheerful and fun to be around. Cherish your memories!

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