It's with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Jack Nuttall on Jan 1, 2021 at the age of 96. He was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Alice and Lila the love of his life in Sept 2016 and is now with her forever.
Jack is survived by his brother Ray, children Barbara (Ron), Glen (Brenda) and Bill (Eleanore) as well as 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Jack emigrated at age 4 with his parents from Sheffield England aboard the Montcalm in March of 1928. The family settled in Trail BC for a few years and then Fruitvale.
Jack was a WW2 veteran serving overseas in Europe with the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers, becoming a journeyman mechanic by trade. Upon returning to Canada, he married Lila in Ontario, and they headed west. Jack owned and operated Fruitvale Auto Wreckers and Towing, until moving his family to Penticton in 1956. Dad loved restoring old antique automobiles and became a founding member and first President of the South Okanagan Vintage Car Club. He was able to live the dream of restoring and driving these old cars.
Dad loved dance music. So, in the 60's and 70's along with special friends, he formed a band called the Serenaders. The group played dances in several local venues such as the Legion and Elks, and special events like the New Year's Day Party at the Peach Bowl. Dad liked the fun of entertaining and watching the people dancing and having fun.
Jack really liked getting out for a bonfire and picnic at Sunoka Beach, or a hamburger and ice cream.
His biggest enjoyment was camping and being able to travel in his RV with Lila to some wonderful places. They visited all 10 provinces of Canada as well as 45 of the 50 US states.
Dad had great stories of their adventures, and when asked what his favorite was - he would say "ALL OF THEM... I HAD A GREAT LIFE!"
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Penticton Royal Legion, or the Penticton Hospital Foundation.
A celebration of life will be held when we are able to gather again.
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