Rondeau Rod & Gun Club
10260 Campbell Line
Friday April 7, 2017
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.