KEMP, Jack Ewart
October 24, 1921 - May 24, 2019
Surrounded by the love of his family, our father, Jack, died peacefully on May 24, 2019. Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, RoseMarie (nee Crofton) in 2000. He was also predeceased by his parents James and Lottie (Bowker) Kemp, son John “Jack” Kemp, sons-in-law Bernard Muise, Karl Kinanen and Norman Westbury, granddaughters Suzanne Kemp Henderson and Rose-Marie Westbury, great grandson Kalvin May and siblings Thelma McKenzie, James Kemp, Verna Kemp, Merle Swan, Stanley “Bud” Kemp, Lorne Kemp and David Kemp.
Filled with gratitude for the many years of love Dad has given us, his death is mourned by his children and their spouses Patricia Muise, Helen and Ron Crooker, Josie Kemp, Rose Mary Westbury, Beatrice Kemp, Barbara and John Sharpe, Nancy and Brian May, Tom and Teresa Kemp and Mark and Kay Kemp. He is remembered with love by 26 grandchildren and their spouses, 35 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, siblings Ron (Mary) Kemp and Fern McAndrew along with many nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
A veteran of WWII, Jack was a successful General Contractor who co-owned James Kemp Construction building many of Hamilton’s iconic structures and factories over his fifty plus year career. He will be remembered as a gracious, kind and generous man who loved his family and who lived life simply but fully.
Visitation will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block North of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Wednesday, May 29th from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, May 30th from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, Brant Street at Blairholm, Burlington on Friday, May 31 at 11a.m.. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Donations in Jack’s memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.