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Wednesday November 7, 2012

MCBRIDE, John (Jack) George

Passed away peacefully with family at home on Monday, November 5, 2012 in his 83rd year. He will be sadly missed by his best friend and loving wife of 57 years, Erna. Loving father to David (Catherine), James, and Erin Jayne (2010) . Fondly remembered by his sister, Betty Tucker and her children, Kim (Jim) and Suzanne (Dave) and their children Sam and Don. Jack spent his whole life in St. Catharines and was fortunate to have a wide circle of friends and business colleagues. He spent his working career as a Chartered Accountant, retiring in 1992 as Managing Partner of KPMG's Niagara office. Jack was actively involved in many community organizations and was a long time member of Christ Lutheran Church where he volunteered as Treasurer for over 30 years. He was a member of the board of directors and Treasurer of Luther Manor Seniors Apartments from 1983. He served on the board of directors and as Secretary of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and on various committees and became a Fellow of the Institute in 1976. In retirement, he served for many years as a Director of AICA Services, the association for public liability insurance for Chartered Accountants, and enjoyed travelling and spending time at his cottage in Quebec. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at HULSE AND ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME (905-684-6346), 75 Church St., St. Catharines, on Friday, November 9th from 6-9 p.m, and Saturday, November 10th at Christ Lutheran Church, 140 Russell Ave., St. Catharines, at 11 a.m. A Memorial Service celebrating Jack's life will follow at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Erin McBride Mixte Nazareth School Feeding Fund of the Haiti Lutheran Mission Society in St. Catharines. On-line tributes may be made at www.hulseandenglish.com.

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