Jack was born in Halifax on 19 March 1940. He attended Bloomfield School in Halifax and on 3 August 1958 he joined the Army as an infanteeer with the RCR. In July of 1967 he re-mustered to the Pt Staff. He has served at London ON, Germany, Esquimalt, Halifax, Ipperwash, Moosonee, Borden, Shearwater, Bermuda and Petawawa. Jack and Ann were married in 25 April 1964 and have three children. He retired from the forces in June 1990 and now resides in Nanaimo.