Depencier, John Luke “Jack”

Regimental Number: 6784
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Branch: 1st Battalion

Jack was born on April 25, 1889 in North Bay, Ontario. He came to the South Peace in 1911 and filed on homesteads at 11-72-6-W6 and 10-72-6-W6. Jack set up a jewelry store in Grande Prairie in 1911/1912. On September 15, 1914, Jack enlisted in the Canadian army. While serving overseas, he met Violet Mary Beer. They were married in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England in November of 1915. Jack and Violet had a son, John Richard, who was born in England on February 28, 1917.

Sources: Grande Prairie Capitol of the Peace p. 11, 25, 41; Pioneers of the Peace p. 172, 189, 198, 265; Edson to Grande Prairie Trail p. 114