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Willis John (Jack) McQuarrie

April 27, 1931 ~ March 1, 2022 (age 90)

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McQuarrie - Willis John (Jack) of Gore Bay, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Tuesday March 1, 2022, in his 91st year. Beloved husband to Arlene for over 68 years. Cherished father to Theresa (Jim) Noble, Elizabeth, Allen (Colleen) and father in law of Barb Rayner. Jack will be sadly missed by his 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Also survived by his brother Harold and sisters in law Glennys McGibbon, Lois Wismer and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Ellen (Willis) McQuarrie, son Lorne, granddaughter Jenna, siblings Kaye (John) Try, Ronald (Wilda) and (Joanne), Joyce (Bob) Kent, Ian (Alannah), Richard, brother in law Orland (Bernice) Wismer, sisters in law Merle (Lawrence) Morrison and Elda McQuarrie. Jack owned and operated the Manitoulin Recorder for many years. He was also a Justice of the Peace. Jack was a member of the Gore Bay Rotary Club and All Saints Anglican Church, authored a number of books of Manitoulin and areas history as well as being a lifelong boater, hunter and researcher. He loved to spend time with his family, especially the love of his life, wife and best friend Arlene. His children, grandchildren,great grandchildren and great great grandchildren were a constant source of joy. Jack prided himself in being of service in all aspects of his community, both on Manitoulin Island and Cockburn Island, which was his happy place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Gore Bay Medical Centre ( c/o Gore Bay Rotary Club), Manitoulin Lodge Auxiliary or the Mindemoya Hospital (Let's Emerge Together), and may be made through

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Mindemoya Hospital
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Gore Bay Rotary Club (Gore Bay Medical Centre)
Gore Bay ON P0P 1H0
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