John “Jack” Johnson Crabb

John Johnson (Jack) Crabb:

September 6, 1925 – February 8, 2014

Jack passed away peacefully at home in Madeira Park, B.C. He is survived by his wife Helen, his children Jacqueline, Jeri (Harry), Jocelyn (Vas), Jake (Rita), John (Lynn), twelve grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. He was predeceased by one daughter, Jennifer, and one granddaughter.

Jack went to school in Calgary. After serving in the navy during the war, he attended University of British Columbia, graduating in 1951. Jack lectured at McMaster University for four years, and worked in Fernie for 24 years at Crowsnest Industries. After retirement Jack was involved in several gold mining ventures in western U.S.A. and South America.

He will be remembered for his involvement in the creation of the Fernie Ski Hill, and the Pender Harbour Golf Course. Jack’s hobbies included carving in marble, wood, and bronze. His work decorates many buildings in Madeira Park as well as his garden, shop and home in Madeira Park.

He was a ‘Jack of All Trades’ and Master of many; Professional Engineer, architect, musician, sculptor, outdoorsman and entrepreneur. He was an explorer, innovator and educator. He did not golf.

A gathering will be held at his home in Madeira Park in July.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Pender Harbour & District Health Centre Society – 5066 Francis Peninsula Rd. RR#1 Madeira Park BC V0N2H1 would be appreciated.

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