Harry Gilbert Jukes

“He was a most positive, loving man”

Harry Gilbert Jukes was born on November 7, 1930 in Vancouver, B.C. He died on July 2, 2011 in Castlegar, B.C. after experiencing two months of an aggressive cancer.

A chemist at the pulp mill in Prince Rupert. A Range Manager in the Caribou-Chilcotin. Harry’s background prepared him well for his teaching career, starting in Nelson in the 1960’s and continuing at Selkirk College from 1968 through 1996. From 1978 to 1983, Harry was the main coordinator for the Spring Festival of Awareness in its early years at Selkirk College in Castlegar.

After ten years of retirement, Harry and Nora joined the Kootenay Columbia Seniors Housing Cooperative, which soon became active in forming the Grandview Housing complex in South Castlegar. He is fondly remembered for his many and various contributions to the KCSHC.

He is survived by his wife, Nora, 4 children and 1 step-son,

11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 1 sister and 7 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 1 sister.

A Celebration of Life, open to all family and friends, will be held at the Selkirk College Cafeteria in Castlegar at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 20th, 2011.

Many thanks to all the amazing doctors, nurses, aides, family and friends who helped Harry on his journey. He will always be an intrepid pioneer, exploring and educating wherever he goes.

In his memory, give someone a big smile and a helping hand. That’s what Harry would have done. Pass it on.

Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.


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