COLEMAN Jack Coleman, peacefully surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, July 18, 2007. John McKenna Coleman, of London in his 85th year. Dearly beloved husband for 56 years of Shirley (Hockin). Loving father of Linda of Sackville, New Brunswick, Sharon of Elmworth, Alberta, and David and his wife Anne Wilson of London. Dear grandfather of Alanna, Tessa, Graeme, Carmen, Sean, Robert and Gabrielle. Brother of Don Coleman (Jane) and Mary Matheson (the late Don). He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Jack served during World War II with the RCAF. After the war, he gained an intimate knowledge of the backroads of Southwestern Ontario working with Beatty Brothers of Fergus, Ontario and from 1957-87 with National Starch and Chemical Company. Involved in his community, Jack was a member of St. John's Lodge 209A, AF & AM and volunteered with the Consistory Club. He made many friends along the way and thoroughly enjoyed his retirement. His passions included fishing, boating and time spent with his family at the cottage on Red Bay, Lake Huron. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Robinson Memorial United Church, 1061 Richmond Street at Sherwood Avenue. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Victoria Hospital Critical Care Trauma Unit), Mission Services London or the charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated.
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