Jack Laurence Alexander Bartlett

January 7, 1921 ~ August 27, 2018 (age 97)


Jack Laurence Alexander Bartlett
January 7, 1921 – August 27, 2018

“Day is done, gone the sun, from the lake, from the hill, from the sky.
 All is well.  Safely rest. Gold is nigh. – “Taps”

“Al” was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 7, 1921.  He entered active military service with the RCAF at age 18, in 1937.  He served in Europe during WWII as a rear Air Gunner in a Wellington Bomber, and took many positions over his career, including working on the Avro Arrow.

As the war was ending in 1945, Al met the love of his life, Pauline.  They were married after only a few months of dating and they had three children: Karen, Ellen, and Doug.  Al had a full military career in the RCAF, which saw the family move together to England, California, Ottawa and back for his last posting in Comox, where he retired, Major J L A Bartlett in 1970.

“Albe” or “Al Baby”, as he was affectionately called by his great grandkids, enjoyed retirement living in Qualicum Bay, where they built their home.  He had a green thumb, and enjoyed gardening, painting anything he could get his hands on, and spending winters snorkeling looking for loot along the beaches of Waikiki.  He loved telling us stories of his childhood, and we would listen intently for hours.  Grandpa was a great man, a great gentleman, with a lovely lady, Grandma, always by his side.  He had a heart of gold and would help anyone who needed it.   We will all miss him dearly and cherish the different memories we each have of him.

Grandpa was predeceased by his daughter, Karen. He was survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Pauline. His children: Ellen and Doug (Bobbie), grandchildren: Rhonda (Phil), Heidi (Lucky), Nick (Nicole) and great grandchildren: Robert, Noah and Eden; along with many nieces and nephews.

“When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, for every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart.”


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