Deaths | Décès

Posted by rmcclub on September 2nd, 2013

4898 Jack Lambert EGGENS – Class of 1960

EGGENS, Jack Lambert Of Guelph, passed away suddenly at the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, August 26, 2013, at the age of 77. Beloved husband and best friend of 51 years to Pat Eggens. Loved father of Juanita Eggens (Jessie Pepper), Michael Eggens (Michelle Broydell), and Jennifer Eggens (Jack Hancock). Loving grandpa “Poppy” of Ryan, Xavier, Arya, Hannah, and Jeremiah. Will be fondly remembered by Jack and Pat’s family. Jack was a graduate of the Royal Military College in 1960, and the University of Guelph in 1970. He was Professor Emeritus of the Department of Horticulture, OAC, University of Guelph (Guelph Turfgrass Institute). Friends will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Thursday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held at St. David and St. Patrick’s Anglican Church, 520 Speedvale Ave. E., Guelph on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. Memorial contributions to the Dr. Jack L. Eggens Scholarship, Guelph Turfgrass Institute, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Jack L. Eggens in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

2 Responses to “Deaths | Décès”



    Dr. Eggens was a legendary and iconic trailblazer and hero of the modern turfgrass maintenance industry. He was an accomplished teacher, lecturer, and professor. Dr. Eggens was also a renowned consultant and a meticulous researcher. He was, without a doubt, a great unflinching advisor, jocular friend, and unwavering supporter for thousands turfgrass managers across the nation. Dr. Eggens was also a mentor for thousands of students who aspired to become great turf managers. He made a great difference in thousands of people’s lives, and earned the reputation as THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR. Two reports have been created to pay tribute to Dr. Eggens, and the links to these reports are provided below. WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G

    JACK L. EGGENS — 1936-2013 — THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR ( Reports )

  2. dj Says:

    I just received my UofG Magazine, Jan 2014, and noticed Prof Eggens obit. I am sorry to hear of his passing. I am a little confused why the animosity in the above post. I would also note that at least one of the ‘accused’ did post contrary to the above accusation.

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