It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Houghton on January 24, 2014 at the Red Deer Healthcare Complex, Red Deer, AB. Jack was 76 years of age. Jack was born Edward John Houghton on March 24, 1937 to Ted and Clara Houghton. Jack’s younger years were spent in Two Valley View and the Rumsey area. Jack met the love of his life Lauretta and the two were wed on March 31, 1959 in Trochu, Alberta. The family settled in Red Deer until Jack and Lauretta retired to the Scollard area in 2001. In 2008 Jack and Lauretta returned to Red Deer to be close to their children and grandchildren. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Ted and Clara Houghton. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lauretta, daughters, Tammi (Dave), Phyllis (Les) and son, Jerry (Lena), special grand daughters, Alice and Calina, grandsons, Dustin and Jesse, great grandchildren, Aspen, Clara, Chance, Jaxson and Charley. Funeral services for Jack will be held Thursday January 30, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. from the Rumsey Community Hall, interment to follow in the Rumsey Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to Red Deer Hemodialysis Unit, or S.T.A.R.S. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.