You must know Jack, and he is retiring.
The realtor for 18 years says he is very grateful for all the support the community has shown him over the years.
Jack will miss the daily rush of real estate deals, but more than anything else, he will miss working with people as they navigated one of the biggest decisions of their life.
“I will remember many grateful clients, and I am grateful to every single one of those who chose to work with me. Thank you to all of you,” he says.
Though well-known as a realtor, Jack has also volunteered with the local chamber of commerce, rotary club, and loggers sports.
For over a decade, Jack has also enjoyed working with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, spending time and mentoring local kids.
“It’s just astounding the impact you can have on someone by just being with them and you don’t need to have any psychology degrees. All you have to do is just sit and show them that they have a special friend and they can talk about anything if they want to,” he says.
Jack first came to Squamish 42 years ago as a Snap-on tool dealer. He admits it took some time for him to fall in love with the community.
Now, as he retires after four decades of working and living in Squamish, he feels moving here from Winnipeg may have been the best decision of his life.
“I love Squamish and it has given back a lot of love to me and my family. I don’t think there is a better place in this world than here, and I am grateful to all the people I have met and worked with,” he says.
After working as a Snap-on tool dealer, Jack started a clothing store with his wife, Judith, whom he had met at a local Valentine’s dinner. The couple later also started Health Food Heaven, the first health food store in town.
However, nothing has been more exciting or satisfying, he says, than meeting new people and helping them find or sell homes in town.
“I look back and I just have these images flashing in my mind of all the people I worked with and the amazing clients who entrusted me with the very important task of finding or selling their home,” he says.
He worked independently for some time, and has been working with realtor Julie Phoenix for the last seven years.
“Julie is a great realtor and a great person who is very conscientious and mindful of client’s needs,” he says.
Jack is looking forward to spending time with his four-year-old grand-daughter, riding his new e-bike, and playing hockey and poker with his friends.
“It has been a marvellous journey so far, and I look forward to meeting my friends and old clients in the community,” he says.
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