Jack Tennant, Board Member and community change maker, remembered

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TENNANT, John “Jack” Charles

December 23, 1935 Arrow River, MB –

May 20, 2018 Cochrane, AB

It is with profound sadness that the family of Jack Tennant announces his passing on May 20, 2018 in Cochrane at the age of 82.

Jack was born in Arrow River, Manitoba in 1935 and enjoyed success and great fulfillment as a journalist. His unconventional journey through life featured some side-trips from the newspaper business to explore life in the hockey and real estate business. His love of people, Cochrane and all animals made him a much-loved community leader and ambassador.

With a keen sense of the ironic and a life-long ability to uncover injustice and wield the written word in defence of the down-trodden, Jack was a much-decorated writer. In addition to leaving behind legions of devoted readers, as a friend of Bill W, Jack also played an important role in many lives touched by “the program”.

Jack is survived by his loving partner of 38 years, Brenda, his sons Ian and Alan (Rona), granddaughter Michelle (Matt Carre), great grandchildren Lochlan and Smith, and granddaughter Lisa (Laura Parent), great grandson Mateo, brother Mark Tennant (Gail), sister Ruth Humphrey, brother-in-law Brad Fyfe (Jack’s sister Louise passed away May 14, 2018) and many other nieces, nephews, cousins.

Jack served as a board member of the Cochrane Foundation for 16 years. We are grateful for his time and generosity he shared with all of us.

Cochrane Foundation

The Cochrane Foundation builds and manages a permanent endowment fund for the purpose of improving the quality of life in Cochrane and district, now and forever. Our asset base is $1.5 million and we have reinvested over $899,000 back into the Cochrane community, through the good work of our 91 recipient local organizations since 1993.