MY GOOD FRIEND DIED TODAY.


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Post Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:39 pm

MY GOOD FRIEND DIED TODAY.

He was called Union Jack. Jack was a true friend and a person who made those of us that knew him try to better and think of others first . Jack was a rough as a badger and when he spoke his commanding voice and size demanded total attention. There is a good write-up about Jack on the Global Television site. I found a nice video of Jack on You Tube.
I saw Jack at lunch this summer. His big smile and booming voice made me feel welcome when he called out, "Over here". Jack extended his hand and his grip, at 82 was firm and I imagined the bones in my hand sounding like breaking soda crackers. Jack rode his Harley until last year. He was truly a man among men and did not suffer fools.
I found a new copy of a book that Jack had written. It was in the basement of an old book store on Hasting street. I got Jack to sign the book. He was moved to think that I had made the effort to find UNION JACK. The book is a good read. It can be truly said that Jack Monro left the Province of British Columbia, labour and safety awareness in much better condition than it was decades ago.
We could all feel better about the future if there were more Jack Monro style of leaders in the industry.
http://youtu.be/5qFUr3pRO3U
http://youtu.be/e8rkOkaKZEU
http://youtu.be/02rGb_gyGqc
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Post Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:02 am

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Thanks for the video's. I would say that the World did truly lose a Good Man. May his good works continue to influence people today.
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Post Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:04 am

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I'm sorry for your loss, Brian. I have no doubt that he will be missed by many.

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Post Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:05 pm

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Thank You.
I was thinking that if there ever was a time for the celebration of a life, this is it. UNION JACK made a positive difference.
My wife was in Atlanta for a safety conference and one of the Big Industry Leaders took the podium and he opened his speech by naming Jack. He went on to say that it was very likely that many of the persons attending the conference would not know of him but they could do well to check him out and buy the book that he co-authored. The speaker went on to lament that there were too few persons like Jack. He told the Canadians that were in attendance that they should consider themselves lucky to have had Jack on their side. And because of Jack, British Columbia has the highest workplace standards in the world and compensation for those harmed on their jobs.
Today is Saturday and often a bunch of us have coffee together and Jack would wonder in around one PM and tell a story or joke have his coffee and then leave for home.
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Post Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:54 pm

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There are a few copies of his book avaiable on Amazon- already ordered my copy:

http://www.amazon.com/Union-Jack-Labour ... jack+munro
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Post Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:28 pm

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I have subscribed to this guys machine shop channel on You Tube. His video today was very sad. I have lost a few dogs and each of them left an indelible mark on my soul. I'm sorry, Steve. My thoughts are with you. NNS
https://youtu.be/DeFyo_EY3g8
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Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:33 am

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nikkinutshop wrote:I have subscribed to this guys machine shop channel on You Tube. His video today was very sad. I have lost a few dogs and each of them left an indelible mark on my soul. I'm sorry, Steve. My thoughts are with you. NNS
https://youtu.be/DeFyo_EY3g8


I well remember burying the last dog on this farm about 16 years ago. A little Heinz 57 that came from out of nowhere, rescued off the highway and needed a home. The little dog that nobody wanted became a loyal and loving member of the family for the next maybe 15 years.

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Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:56 am

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The old truck community and the Heavy Haul fraternity lost a good man right before the new year. Daryl Gushee will be sorely missed. RIP
http://obituaries.bangordailynews.com/o ... 1020137302

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Post Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:20 pm

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So young, sorry to hear that.
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:34 pm

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Those freinds are hard to find.
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