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John "Jack" Henry Puttenham

Saturday, October 8th, 1927 - Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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PUTTENHAM, John Henry “Jack”
Jack Puttenham passed away peacefully at Extendicare Hamilton on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the age of 92. Predeceased by his beloved wife Ann Puttenham nee Campbell (2011). Loving father of Valerie Puttenham. Jack will be dearly missed by his extended family and friends. Jack had many varied interests including but not limited to science, technology, news/current events and particularly classical and jazz music and opera. He was also keenly involved in genealogy and was a volunteer librarian at the Hamilton Family History Centre for several years. He worked in the jewellery industry, at the Royal Connaught Hotel, and most notably at Stelco where he worked as a First Class Stationary Engineer up until his retirement in 1988. After he retired he said that you never get a day off. He was very much a great storyteller with a quick wit and a people person - genuinely interested in all people. He enjoyed watching the Hamilton Tiger Cats play. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment at Boston Mills Cemetery. In memory of Jack, those wishing to make a donation are asked to consider the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cancer Assistance Program, Neighbour to Neighbour, Royal Botanical Gardens or a registered charity of your choice.
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Alan Bunner

Posted at 05:55pm
Jack was a generous, enthusiastic, and warm-hearted friend. He was an ardent family tree researcher and helped me graciously with my Hughson family research (his mother's family). - Alan Bunner
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pamelastanton

Posted at 10:48pm
Pete and I had the priviledge of knowing Jack through the family history library He was a gentle man full of knowledge and information.........He will be missed but united with his wife and all those he did geneology work for

Pete and Pam Stanton
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Robert N. Hill

Posted at 12:51pm
Jack was one of a kind. Both he and his wife were excellent genealogists, and were responsible for extending an open hand to me in my genealogical efforts. As a house guest of Jack and Valerie, I was made to feel very much at home as I got to know new Canadian cousins. After my return to the U.S. from the Middle East, I used to call Jack almost every month or so, just to hear his uplifting way of viewing life. He will be greatly missed.
Sincerely,
Robert N. Hill

Christiane Campbell

Posted at 10:18pm
Valerie,
I will always cherish my memories of Uncle Jack. He was always a character with his quick wit and funny stories, his poking gentle fun at us nieces and nephews, his cool gadgets (I was always amazed at his sound system!) and his many hobbies/passions that he was happy to share with us. Music, genealogy, and long-lost cousins from around the world!

I wish I had a photo to share, but I think the one that stands out for me is hanging in my parents' cottage. It depicts Uncle Jack in his "work clothes", proudly tending a fire at the cottage on a Campbell Family weekend prior to loading up the grill with steaks he had purchased in the village to share with us all.

He was always like glue in our family and we will miss him deeply.

Thinking of you in this difficult time.

Christiane, Michael, Simon & Audrey

Dona Stasiuk

Posted at 03:15pm
Valarie we offer our sincere condolences. My brother were shocked at the news of your dad passing. We have the fondest memories of your dad, he was a cherished friend our our parents John & Vera Re.
God bless and grant eternal rest unto him oh lord and let perpetual light shine upon him always.
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