Bliss, John “Jack” Wilfred

Force: Army
Biography: Jack Bliss was born in Francis SK on July 11, 1916. His parents were Frank and Sarah Bliss, and he grew up at Scout Lake,SK . He was interested in the Alberta Peace River area and came to Albright AB on October 30, 1936, where his sister and brother- in-law lived. In 1939 he married Eva Pack, and in 1941 Jack enlisted in the Army. After his discharge, the Blisses moved to several places over the years: Some of them were Fort St. John, Hythe ( where they operated a butcher shop), and Valhalla Centre ( where they farmed). Eva and Jack had 5 children: Marlene, Marvin, Shannon, Frank and William (Billie). Frank joined the R.C.A.F. and was stationed in Baden, Germany, while his brother Billie also joined the R.C.A.F. and was stationed in Senneterre, Quebec. During his retirement, Jack enjoyed fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jack died on February 8, 1998 in Grande Prairie, AB.

Source: Pioneer Round Up pp. 449-450
Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune Feb. 10, 11, 12, 1998 – Obituary