Herman John “Jack” Charlebois
Passed away suddenly on December 27, 2020 at Georgian Bay General Hospital at the age of 76. Jack was in the hospital following hip surgery and was on the floor with the Covid outbreak. Shortly after he tested positive for Covid 19. Jack fought with strength and determination but succumbed to the virus.
He will be sadly missed as the beloved husband of 53 years to Nancy (nee Contois). Loving father to Todd (Jennifer) Charlebois, and Jill (Darrell) Richards. Cherished grandfather to Samantha Richards who was the apple of his eye. Son of the late Armand and Exilda Charlebois (nee Bellisle). Predeceased by his sister Ellen (Brian) McReynolds. Survived by his sister Jean McNair. Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law Fred (Joanne) Contois and Jeff Contois, ah his many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jack was born and raised in Penetanguishene, Ontario. When he was 21 years old he chose a career in policing as he always wanted to help others. After graduating from police college, he spent 2 years with the Metro Toronto Police on motorcycle patrol. He then transferred to the OPP working out of Owen Sound for 5 years. Jack came back home in 1973 when he was hired by the local police service and began working the beat, the streets he grew up on as a child. In 1986, Jack was promoted to Sergeant with the Midland Police Service and held this rank till his retirement in 2004. He spent 31 years as an officer with the Midland Police Service and was so proud to be able to give back to his community. He was known to many and especially the children of the local school programs he ran as Sgt. Jack and was always pleased when they greeted him even after he had retired.
In 2006, Jack ran and won as Ward 2 Councillor for Midland. He served two terms from 2006 till 2014. He was involved in many committees and community organizations and was so proud to be a part of making his hometown a better place.
The family would like to thank the compassionate and caring staff of GBGH. Their dedication in the pandemic will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Georgian Bay Cancer Centre in Penetanguishene or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Jack’s warm smile, generosity and kind heart will never be forgotten by those that had the pleasure to know him. Jack’s favourite expression was “And the beat goes on…”. He will forever be in our hearts with each and every day. RIP Jack.
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