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Whimster, John

March 23, 2024

Date of Service: April 8, 2024

JOHN “JACK” WHIMSTER passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side. 

Jack was born and raised in Lethbridge. He was the only child of Jean and Donald Whimster. His family-owned Consumer’s Hardware in downtown Lethbridge dating back to the late 1940’s. As a young man, Jack spent much time helping at his dad’s store. Jack married his wife Patricia (Pat) on February 24th, 1968 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Picture Butte. Jack completed his post-secondary education at SAIT and worked as a surveyor for the Canadian Western Natural Gas Company (Atco Gas) until he retired.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers-in-law, Dennis, Jim, and Terry O’Donnell, and his eldest daughter Jennifer Ann Whimster. He is survived by his wife Patricia ‘Pat’ Whimster; his son Donald Whimster; daughter Trish (Emily) Whimster; daughter and son-in-law Shannon & Clint Collier; his grandchildren: Brady Collier, Kyra Collier, Kaylene Neufeld, Nicholas Bartosek – Whimster, Kelcey (Ryan) Aleman, and his great-grandchild Waylon Aleman as well as many beloved relatives and dear friends.

Jack was a compassionate, thoughtful, and honourable man who loved his family and would do anything to make sure everyone was well cared for no matter the circumstance. He accomplished much in his life including raising four children. His quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity, and sense of humor will be carried forward by those who knew and loved him. May he rest in peace and may eternal light shine upon him.

We would like to share a special thank you to the LFES Paramedics/Firefighters for the care and compassion they gave to Jack and our entire family.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825-32 St. South, Lethbridge, on Sunday, April 7th, at 6:00 P.M., with Deacon Jim Manzara officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 St. North, Lethbridge, on Monday, April 8th, at 11:00 A.M., with Father Kevin Tumback as Celebrant. Cremation will follow with a private Interment.