Jack Osborne

A photo of Jack Osborne

It is with great sadness we share the news that Robert “Jack” Osborne has passed away shortly after his 83rd birthday.  He passed peacefully, embraced in love by family and all of the wonderful people who have cared for him the last 3 ½ years at the Blenheim Community Village.

Jack was born March 14, 1937 and was predeceased by his parents Charles and Gladys (McKay-Gosnell) Osborne, by his wife Jane (Holdaway) Osborne and by his siblings.  He is survived by his brother Hal Gosnell.

Jack was an extremely quiet and private man who lived his life on his terms.  He was a truck driver, a skier, a sailor, an amateur pilot and skydiver, a fisherman and a traveller…  He loved animals, he loved a cold beer and he loved living in Erieau which he affectionately called his “drinking village with a fishing problem”.

As per Jack’s wishes, NOTHING was to be done after he passed.  So those wishing to honour him…



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An unforgettable man. His gentle way of appreciating others and his kind eyes I will remember always. It was an honour to get to know him these last few years. Thank you Jack. Cheers!

So sorry to hear of Jack's passing.....lot of good times with Jack in Erieau and the "A" frame

We were so sorry to hear of Jack's passing.

Remembering the fun times we had at the “ Cap a Pop” parties in Merlin, with Jack. Thinking of you all. CHEERS JACK 🥂

To Jack family my thoughts and prayers for the loss of a wonderful man....I was fortunate to have know him..I am sure you have lots of wonderful memories to help you at this time and in the future...take care hugs

Please accept our sincere sympathy to All the family of Jack. 🍻 Cheers To You Jack!

Jane.. I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He has gone to inspect a new fishing hole. CHEERS JACK !!