LONGSTAFF John (Jack) Woodward Longstaff passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at the age of 88 years. Jack was born in Swalwell, Alberta on November 7, 1916 living and working there until he joined the RCAF in June 1941. After the war, Jack moved to Surrey, B.C. where he trained as a psychiatric nurse and worked at Woodlands School for 14 years. In 1961, Jack returned to Alberta, establishing the Carbon Hotel. In 1963, he moved to Red Deer, where he sold Butler buildings until 1970, and then managed the Red Deer Curling Club until 1975. Jack enjoyed the members of the curling club very much, returning year after year to schedule the draws at the Farmer’s Bonspiel. Jack is predeceased by his first two wives, Ruth (Tricker) and Tina (Neudorf). Jack is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Whiteford), sister Eleanor Leavens (Surrey, B.C.) sons Lyle Gerlitz (Pat) of Calgary, Ralph (Deborah) of Sylvan Lake, daughter Betty Lee Moore (Tom Glover) of Vernon, B.C., step-son Norman Whiteford (Terry) of Edmonton. Grandchildren, Peter Gerlitz, Kathy Border, Allan Longstaff, Angie Maris, Lindsay Weidman, Melanie Weidman, Deane Whiteford and Lindsey Whiteford and many great-grandchildren. Memorial Services in Jack’s honour will be held at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35, 2810 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made directly to The Salvation Army, 4837 – 54 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 2G5, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta and N.W.T., #101, 5208 – 53 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta or Canadian Cancer Society, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1X2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at: Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. “DOWNTOWN RED DEER”

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