Jack Rumble

A photo of Jack Rumble


Rondeau Rod & Gun Club
10260 Campbell Line

Friday April 7, 2017
5:00 p.m.

William John “Jack” Rumble passed away at home on Monday April 3, 2017 at the age of 70 years. Jack was one of 8 children born to Earl & Mary (Gifford) Rumble and he is survived by his sisters Nina (John) Snake and Joanne (Bob) Gillespie as well as his brothers Don (Joyce) and Garnet (late Susan) Rumble.  He was predeceased by his brothers Arthur, Joe and Bobby Rumble.

Jack was a hard working young man joining his father in the family business “Earl Rumble & Sons” at the age of 15 years. Eventually he and his brother Garnet would purchase the business from their father and continue the company into the next generation, now being owned by Jack’s brother Garnet Rumble and his nephews Garnet Jr and Bill Rumble.  Rumble Water Wells was bestowed the “Archie Watt Award” by the Ontario Ground Water Association recognizing their longtime family commitment to the industry.

In 1996, Jack was predeceased by his first wife Donna Jean Rumble (nee McMillan). Five years later he was fortunate to meet Evelyn Featherstone and begin a new journey as husband and wife.  Jack loved his family and held a special place in his heart for children.  He will be missed by his nieces and nephews Bill & Erica Rumble, Garnet Rumble Jr, Margie & Chris Authier, Luanne Rumble, Mary & Chris Bell, Katie Gillespie, Donna & Rory Martin, Patty & Norman Wygand, Cynthia Stork, Janet Rumble, Kevin & Jen Rumble, Joe Jr & Tracey Rumble, Pixie Allier, Kelly Rumble, Angie Rumble, Arthur Jr & Cynthia Rumble, Donna Jean Rumble, Daniel Rumble, Chris Rumble, Earl Rumble and Suzie Rumble.  He will be equally missed by Evelyn’s children and their families Pam & Paul Martin (Chris, Steve, Shawn and Chelsea), Bill & Michelle Featherstone (Ashley, Victor, Autumn and Mary Lynn), Robert & Donna Featherstone (Ryan, Felicia and Jeremy), Carolyn & Ken Randal (Ken Jr, Jessica and Nicholas), Janet & Doug Kane (Brandon and Bryson), Joe & Jennifer Featherstone (Olivia) and by his first wife Donna’s children Dianne Brideau, Lynda Quick and John Wardle and their families.  He will be remembered by his Aunt Eleanor Hartford, a number of Great-grandchildren, Great nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jack was a kind and compassionate gentleman. He ran a successful business but would also give anyone who needed it the shirt of his back.  He enjoyed early morning coffee shop visits with his friends, camping, traveling and visits with his friend Ross Hoffman.  He loved everything that there was to love about auction sales and would seldom leave without a new project to tinker on.  He wanted to see the world and although he did a pretty good job with that, he never got to the Panama Canal which was one of his dreams.  Regardless of that, he always said that nobody should be sad when he died because he wouldn’t be sad himself…he said that he had a wonderful life.  And with that in mind, his choice was to be cremated, to have a private interment in Greenwood Cemetery in Ridgetown and to have a party.

A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the Rondeau Rod & Gun Club, 10260 Campbell Line, Blenheim on Friday April 7, 2017 beginning at 5 p.m.

Friends wishing to remember Jack with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Blenheim & Area Freedom Library and Military Museum, the Chatham-Kent Hospice and the Diabetes Association. Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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to Evelyn and the Rumble family. Sorry to hear of your loss of "Jack". I know he will be missed by many .. He was always friendly and polite and had many stories to tell, even though many times he went into too much detail. But that was Jack and that's the way he was. I know I'll miss him too. Jack

We extend our deepest sympathy to all family members and friends ,with Jacks passing,he enjoyed sharing his knowledge with everyone ,a good friend to all,he will be truly missed.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all families, thinking of you ♥

The Ontario Ground Water Association (OGWA) was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of William John (Jack) Rumble. An Honorary Member of the OGWA in recognition of his years of service to the ground water industry, and his ever wise and practical counsel in the days of writing legislation, William John leaves a void in the drilling knowledge base of Ontario. On behalf of the Members, Board, and Staff of the OGWA, our thoughts and prayers are with the Rumble family at this most difficult of times.

Thank you thank you Jack for your love and support of our mom your wife Evelyn. you were a gift for all of us. I was blessed and privilaged to have known you. jack was a man for all men to aspire too he was thoughtful and insightful and understood people. He was kind and respectful and very wise person. We all share and learned different things from him. You will be seneriorly missed. We have so many fond memories we are fortunate to carry with us until we meet again. Rest in peace Papa Jack you will live forever in our hearts ???? love janet

To Jack's family so sorry for the loss. He was a very respected man and it was always nice to say hi to him. He will be missed. Prayers to all the families. John Pepper

I miss you uncle jack, still am in shock you're gone.

Rest in Peace Jack, you will be missed

My sincerest condolences to your Family and especially Evelyn. It was always a pleasure spending time with you when you came to Sarasota during the Winters. Thanks for the happiness that you brought to Evelyns life. You will be greatly missed. RIP

I for one am going to miss making Grandpa Jack laugh. A suprise to me; this all was;.as I was just over their spending time with them as I knew It would be a long time before I saw them again. Went over to visit 3 times my last week in Chatham. Grandpa Jack would totally understand the reasons for which I am unable to attend. Grandpa Jack was just a Real Great Guy to know these last 15 years. It seems like yesterday when Grandpa Jack said to me in a laugh, you ol' dog you. For reasons I'd be keen not to share on here. Have a good one Grandpa Jack.

Rest in Peace Papa Jack. We will miss your great laugh, your sense of justice, your knowledge. Thank you for giving your love and commitment to mom and accepting us into your family from the beginning. Our condolences to all who had the pleasure of knowing this gentle giant.

What a beautiful write up for such a kind man. May you find comfort in your many precious memories. Thinking of you all. Ted and Brenda, Davenport, Florida.

Dear Rumble Family, We, the Dudgeon family, send you our deepest condolences. Jack was always a family member to us as my dad (Eric) has been to you. Jack will be missed as one of our own! You will be in our prayers during this difficult time. With heavy hearts, love Eric, Barbie, Jeff and the extended Dudgeon family!

Dear Joanne and Nina, Please accept my deepest condolences on the death of your brother. You and your family are in my prayers as you travel this difficult part of the journey. Father Dave+

Jack you will be sorely missed.... Your Hardy laugh.... And the knowledge you shared with me over the years.... Whenever i had a question about almost anything you had the answer.... I has been a great ride my friend.... May u rest in peace....

RIP Jack you will be miss