Jack Francis Bellamy
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Jack Francis Bellamy of Hampton, N.B. Jack passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at the Saint John Regional Hospital on September 10th, 2018 surrounded by his family. Jack was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario on July 12th, 1943.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 53 years Doreen (Warren) Bellamy. His daughter Sherri Bellamy (Ottawa) and her four children: Mitchell, Haley, Olivia and Conrad Grimmer. His son Bryan (Stephanie) Bellamy of Hampton and their four children: Jaxon, Evan, Carter and Reid. His 4 sisters: Dorothy Wakowich, Margaret (John) Silvey, Lorraine Vaccher, Shirley Ann (George) Davis of Thunder Bay, Ontario as well as many nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his parents Gladys (Merritt) and Frank Bellamy and brother-in-law, Norman Vaccher.
Jack was a devoted husband, father, friend and Poppy to his eight adoring grandchildren. He was a man with a "heart of gold" who was easy to love. Jack will be remembered by his friends and family for his kindness, quiet strength, love and generosity. He was a man of few words and yet he always had a 'one liner' to add some dry humour in a serious situation. He loved a good cup of tea, a game of crib and caring for his humming birds.
Jack loved the outdoors. Growing up he enjoyed spending time in the woods in Ontario. Hunting and fishing became his life-long passion. He especially enjoyed having a good feed of "Walleye". He was always ready to lend a helping hand and was appropriately named Jack as he was a "Jack of all Trades". His career as a journeyman welder for forty years saw him building the Toronto Go Trains, working at Point Lepreau, Irving Paper and CFM just to name a few.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. At Jack’s request there will not be any visitation or funeral.
Thanks to all our friends and family who have supported us during this difficult time. A very special thank you to the caring staff in the Saint John Regional Hospital 4A South Paediatric Wing, their care was a blessing. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Paediatric Inpatient Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and memorial donations may be made through ReidsFH.com