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John (Jack) Wayne Timmer

February 23, 1948 - June 16, 2024


 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Timmer; husband to Lil, father to Carl; and grandfather to Bret and Ben (Kori) Timmer.  Brother Ron (Marg Timmer); Sister Doreen (Robert Rempel); Sister Carol Wegren, and numerous nieces and nephews.   

He was predeceased by his parents Jan and Eva; brother Glen (Evelena) Timmer; and brother-in-law Larry Wegren. 

Jack was born in New Westminster, BC, on February 23rd, 1948.  Approximately two years later his family moved to Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. He lived in Meadow Lake until 1965, when at the age of 17, he decided to move to Mission BC where his sister Doreen and family resided  

In May of 1968, Jack married his love, Lil, and they began their life together, welcoming their son Carl in 1970. Jack really was a ‘Jack-of-all-Trades’ and he supported his new family by driving for Co-op Petroleum; working the cedar mills in the Fraser Valley; at a shake packing plant; and as a hired hand on a dairy farm. 

In 1974, he moved his small family back to Meadow Lake, SK, with the idea of being a farmer. Instead, he started work at the Meadow Lake Sawmill until they closed due to a strike. He tried his hand with the Department of Highways as a flag man but found the job was not active enough.  He learned how to install flooring and the family moved once more to Prince Albert, SK and then to Birch Hills, SK, where land was very affordable, and he began construction on their first house. 

Jack’s ‘Jack-of-all’ nature continued, and over the years he worked in construction; did upholstery, was a caretaker at the Junior High School.  He started his own business called RenoJax Contracting, when he acquired opportunities with the RCMP to be a general contractor for the upgrade of barracks in many Northern Communities.   

Throughout his career he found time to build 5 houses; and renovated numerous others for the family.  Lil knew when the baseboards went on, it was time to start packing. 

Jack volunteered his free time with Mennonite Disaster Services where his multitude of skills were put to great use helping those who were suffering hardship from floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. He loved his time with this organization that took him to St. Thomas, Idaho twice, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida.   

In 2013, after a bout with cancer, he decided that if he could not work the way he used to, then it was time to move away from the mosquitos and cold weather.   Within 3 months he had a plan  and the house was constructed at Gallagher Lake Park in Oliver, BC. This became home in September of 2015.  Once settled, he began his retirement job with B.C. Housing in Penticton.   

He had a servant’s heart, lived his faith, and got to spend Father’s Day with his Heavenly Father. 

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Oliver Food Bank.

There will be a memorial service held for Jack at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the Oliver Alliance Church with a reception to follow. 

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A live stream of his service can be watched at Oliver Alliance Church – YouTube


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd.

The Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Rick and Wendy Freeman
Relation: We knew him and Lillian at Oliver Alliance Church.

On behalf of Rick and Wendy Freeman, we send our sincerest condolences to Lillian and her family on the passing of Jack.
“To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord’.

From: Betty- Jo Hetherington
Relation: Friend from church

Blessings love and continued prayers for your family Lil
Hugs Betty- Jo
It was wonderful getting to know Jack.
With love and hugs Betty- Jo

From: Gary Rich
Relation: co-worker, friend, brother in Christ

I am better because I met Jack. His love for the Lord and care and compassion for others was and is his testimony. It was one of my greatest joys to work along side such an amazing man. So many people were touched by his servant heart. The family is in my prayers and thoughts.

From: Lonnie Boothman
Relation: Uncle

My condolences Aunt Lil, Carl and family, and to the rest of his family. Uncle Jack had a heart of gold. Luv u Uncle! 💓

From: Marilyn Goll
Relation: Known in the Meadow Lake community

Condolences to Lil Carl and family. So sorry for your loss . Jack was always smiling and kept busy . He will be missed by many . He is now at rest with his maker and heaven has gained a special angel .

From: Joy and Harvey Hartel
Relation: Friend

So very saddened to hear of Jacks passing. Love and prays Lil and Carl and family. Jack is a man that will always be Loved because of the way he loved. Blessings

From: Suzy and Todd Olsen

Thinking of you all during this difficult time and sending our condolences.

From: Liz and Peter Archer
Relation: Friend

Jack was a wise friend who showed the love of Jesus to all . We miss him but know that we will see him again. Love to you all Liz and Peter

From: Darlene Senn
Relation: Friend

My prayers and sympathies are with you Lil and Carl and families during this difficult time . He will be missed by so many.

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Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
June 29, 2024
Beginning at 1:00pm

Oliver Alliance Church
6835 Leighton Crescent
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T2

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 1:00 pm at the Oliver Alliance Church.

6835 Leighton Crescent
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T2

Memorial Gifts

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Oliver Food Bank.


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