Deaths | Décès

H3536 VANCE: John Elwood “Jack” Lieutenant General (Retired) The Royal Canadian Regiment

Peacefully at Moira Place Tweed, on Tuesday September 10, 2013 Jack Vance in his 81st. year. Son of the late William & Dora (Holbert) Vance. Husband of the late Sheila (Black). Beloved father of Lieutenant General Jonathan Vance, Italy; Lisa Vance, Ottawa; Stephen Vance, Ottawa; Sarah Vance, Toronto & Rachel Ross-Vance, Toronto. Loving grandfather of Olivia Vance; Taelor Smith, Sophie Vance-Cousineau, Isabella Vance-Cousineau; Jacob Vance; Amina Vance; Shaila Ross-Vance. Dear brother of Betty Flower, Renfrew, Carolyn Gaunt, BC and the late Horace, Burton, Arthur, Jeanne Livingstone.

The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed from 2-4 & 7-9 Monday September 16, 2013 and Tuesday from 12:00 noon until service time at 2:00 pm at St. John’s United Church Tweed. Interment: Victoria Cemetery, Tweed. Donations: Tweed & Area Arts Council, Heart of Hastings Hospice.



Remembering Larry Greig, Former RRMC Athletic Director 1953-56


  • Mike Kennedy #12570

    September 16, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I recall meeting General Vance a number of years ago in Panet House, I believe this would have been circa 2002. He seemed like a real gentleman and I greatly enjoyed talking with him. My sincere condolences to members of the Vance family on his recent passing.

  • Peter Kristjansen

    September 16, 2013 at 11:53 am

    An Officer and a gentleman of the first order.
    I have great memories of “working the system” at RMC with Jack in the early 50’s.
    As an infantry officer he was a superb leader of men. In his career he set a shining example to everyone as a man that truly lived by the motto “Truth, Duty, Valour”.