Tufts, Jack Huston

Jack Huston Tufts –

The family of Jack Tufts were saddened when he passed away in the Palliative Care Ward of the Souris Hospital on October 17, 2016. Jack had been living in the Personal Care Home in the Souris Hospital since March 2016. November 17, 2016 would have been our 65th wedding anniversary.

Jack was born April 17, 1924, the seventh of ten children born to James and Violet (Moore) Tufts of Fairfax, MB.

He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Violet Tufts, and by three brothers Wilfred, Lawrence, and Mervin Tufts, and a sister, Margery Post. Also a son James Arnold Tufts, and a grandson Daniel Robert Tufts, and a nephew Brian Chambers.

Left to cherish Jack’s memory are his wife Margaret (Latimer) Tufts, his son Stephen and Stephen’s wife Lisa, his daughter Phyllis Armstrong and her husband Dick Armstrong, and his daughter-in-law Valerie Tufts.

He also loved 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, Daniel (deceased), Sarah, Brenda and Jeffrey Tufts, great-grandchildren – Mandy Tufts children Clayton, Tucker, and Ivy Tufts, Sarah and Cory McLaughlin’s children – Caitlyn, Hailey, Riley and Abby McLaughlin, Brenda and Troy Revet’s children – Taylen, Jackson and Eli Revet; Grandchildren Kimberly, Benjamin and Todd Armstrong; Great-grandchildren Kimberly’s daughter Isla, Benjamin and wife Trina’s children Peyton, Taylor and Colton Armstrong, Todd and Alison’s children Dominic and Aviana Armstrong; Grandchildren Hannah and Lucas Tufts, Stephen and Lisa’s children, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Also surviving are brothers Laverne Tufts, Keith and wife Gladys Tufts, and sisters Irene Graham, Colleen Broughton, Doris Kennedy and Jean Tufts; also sister and brother-in-law Ida and Dan Chambers, and 2 sisters-in-law Dorothy and Elaine Latimer.

Jack loved farming, restoring antique cars and machinery and fixing anything that needed fixing until his hands wouldn’t work anymore.

We also Square Danced for 33 years, he loved travelling and having coffee with the “boys” and visiting.

Jack had his last ride in his Model “T” car with Stephen to the graveside service at the Elgin Cemetery on Saturday, October 22. Jeff Tufts, a grandson, urn bearer.

The memorial service was held on Sunday, October 23 at the St. Paul’s United Church in Souris with the Rev. Wendy Rankin officiating.

Donations in memory of Jack may be made to St. Paul’s United Church, Souris Palliative Care or the Souris Personal Care Home.

14 thoughts on “Tufts, Jack Huston”

  1. To Margaret and family
    Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this very sad time

  2. Our deepest sympathy to all of the. Tufts family. I have many memories of Jack and will always treasure the woodworking masterpieces he shared with me. From the beautiful jewelry box to the funny quacking duck, he could create them all! Rest in peace Jack.

  3. Margaret and family,

    Our prayers are with you as we read of this news. Jack was such a funny guy and will always be remembered for his sense of humor, and also his prehistoric car that graced the streets of Souris with Marg in the passenger seat. He made scarecrow weekends a tourist attraction for out of towners.

    Love from Eleanor and Lynne who are currently in New Zealand.

  4. Hello Margaret. Both my Alice and your Jack were quite unwell in the Souris Hospital in 2010, so I remember you both with fondness. I was sorry to see Jack passed on, but you can be thankful, like me, for the good years you had together. It is devastating all right and will be lonely – but , like me, there is lots to be thankful for. You have my deepest sympathy and God Bless. Dominick French. Alice passed on in 2013

  5. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Jack. You’ll have so many wonderful memories!!

    Muriel Turner/Pat Smith

  6. Sincere Sympathy to Margaret and family. Jack was a significant part of the community for many, many years. He will be missed by many friends as well as his family.

  7. Our heartfelt sympathy to Margaret and family. My memory goes back to the good times Mother, Sylvia, and Dad, Bill, McMechan had on your trip to Australasia in 1974; I met your tour in Sydney, Australia.
    Recently I was looking at some pictures of your good times together.
    Mother, now in Regina, joins in sending- our condolences and warmest regards.

  8. Our heartfelt sympathy to Margaret and family. Also to Jack’s brothers and sisters and his many nieces and nephews. Our thoughts are with you today. So many fond memories of growing up in the community with all of you. Jack always had that typical “Tufts” twinkle in his eyes, a smile on his face and a story to share. He will be missed by all that knew him!

  9. Our sincere sympathy at this loss. I have many memories growing up, of uncle Jack. His giggly laugh, which we heard a lot. his unmerciful teasing and ticklling. Those horrible whisker rubs when I was little. Those wonderful toys and gadgets he made in the shop. The “axe” he applied to the road sign, after he and auntie Margie got rid of the chickens. The huge “star” he made to display at Christmas. He was a great uncle, and I shall miss him

  10. Margaret and Family, Brothers, Sisters, and many Nephews and Nieces. We are saddened by your loss of Jack, but oh so Happy for all your Memories !!!

  11. Sorry to hear of Jacks passing. When he is spoke of in my circle of friends and family, people grin. As I write this, I can hear his laughter. He was a good man who had a positive influence on us and also those in his community.

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