July 26, 1923 - Vita, Manitoba
July 25, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario
Battling Alzheimer’s and cancer, Jarvis passed away peacefully in his 96th year, predeceased by Phyllis in 2017 after 71 years of marriage.
Jarvis is survived by his daughters, Bev (Larry), Debra (Jack) and Heather (Denys); five grandchildren, Kerri (Dave), Jeff (Joanna), John (Ashley), Shawn and Jason (Genevieve); and 10 great-grandchildren, Julia, Sarah, Olivia, Ryan, Amy, Mackenzie, Carter, Liam, Aidynn and Brienna.
Dad and Mom moved to Ontario in 1959 where they raised their daughters in Don Mills and later retired in the Lindsay area. He loved celebrating Sunday dinners over his barbeque with family and friends and especially festive occasions where he would undoubtedly shed a tear over grace.
Jarvis was very proud to have served his country in WWII in the RCAF at the young age of 21 as a tail gunner with the Burma Bombers, Squadron 358, stationed over in India. Their plane flew over the Burma Trail at times on a 23-hour tour of duty assisting the American OSS, the British SAS, and the French ISS behind enemy lines in the fight with Japan. He always spoke of and how all nine of them returned home. In Squadron 358 there were 24 air crew who went to India of which only four returned. Dad always said he was lucky.
A special thank you to Dr G. Loeb, his family doctor, who watched over Dad and Mom these past 30 years in Lindsay and more recently, the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital Veterans Ward, L Wing, 2nd Street West, Dr David Shergold, Carlene, Nessie, and all the nurses and staff who gave such support and friendship to Dad during his 2½-year stay at Sunnybrook.
Family and friends were invited to call at the Stoddart Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 24 Mill St, Lindsay, ON, K9V 2L1 (705-324-3205) on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 1 p.m. until time of Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Interment at Riverside Cemetery in Lindsay with a reception back at Stoddart Funeral Home.
As expressions of sympathies, donations to The Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.stoddartfuneralhome.com.