John Wallace Haas, known to friends and family as “Jack,” passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018.
Born in Warroad, Mn. and raised in Rainy River, Ont., he moved to Sioux Narrows, Ont. as a youngster to spend the rest of his life. He was the eldest of three children born to George Wallace Haas and Cecilia “Vi” Violet Haas (nee Race).
Jack married Elizabeth Ilene Latimer on June 15, 1954 and to this union five children were born, Beverly-Ann Williams, Rosalee Carol Haas, William John Haas, Emily Joyce Cunningham, and Elizabeth Ilene Haas.
He also had grandchildren, Anita-Christy Williams, Pamela (Warren) Cederwall, Bill (Bobbi-Jo) Edwards, Rocklyn (Deanna) Besyk, Holly Besyk, Ashley Kelly, Rebecca (Bradley Rose) Haas, John (Robyn) Haas, James (Mellissa) Cunningham, David (Traci) Cunningham, Daniel (Kayla) Darrah, Jonelle Haas, Brent (Katherine) Minchew II, Jonathan Minchew, Cynthia Minchew, Aliah Salogo, Daylan Bynum, Daryl Webb, and John Haas Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jacob Haas, Ebony Haas, Bradley Cederwall, Megan Cederwall, Kadynce Kelly, Kesler Greene, Kynzlee Rose, Jazlyn Haas, Eric Cunningham, Alexander Cunningham, Jonathan Jr. Minchew, Brent Minchew III, Melana Minchew, and Kenneth Minchew; sisters; Joyce Winton and Billie-Jean (Bill) Murphy; sisters-in-law, Isabelle Latimer and Elsie Latimer.
He was predeceased by his parents, George and Vi; wife, Betty; son, John; granddaughter, Anita; grandson, Jonathan; sister-in-law, Elsie; and niece, Angel.
Jack was only six years old when his Dad gave him a boat and motor to go fishing and help with the pond nets. It kindled his love of the Lake of the Woods, later making his living on a trapline, hunting, and fishing.
Jack spent most of his life guiding fishing tours on Lake of the Woods. He always could be counted on to make sure you would catch some fish and have a good time.
He was blessed that he got paid to do the things he loved the most. We that are left behind will mourn our loss but wherever he might be, there will be a sign: Gone Fishing.
A gathering will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 3-6 p.m. at the community centre in Sioux Narrows to remember and share all the memories of our Dad, brother, grandpa, great-grandpa, and friend.
Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com