Jack Kemp

Jack Ewart Kemp

Monday, October 24th, 1921 - Friday, May 24th, 2019
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KEMP, Jack Ewart
October 24, 1921 - May 24, 2019

Surrounded by the love of his family, our father, Jack, died peacefully on May 24, 2019. Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, RoseMarie (nee Crofton) in 2000. He was also predeceased by his parents James and Lottie (Bowker) Kemp, son John “Jack” Kemp, sons-in-law Bernard Muise, Karl Kinanen and Norman Westbury, granddaughters Suzanne Kemp Henderson and Rose-Marie Westbury, great grandson Kalvin May and siblings Thelma McKenzie, James Kemp, Verna Kemp, Merle Swan, Stanley “Bud” Kemp, Lorne Kemp and David Kemp.

Filled with gratitude for the many years of love Dad has given us, his death is mourned by his children and their spouses Patricia Muise, Helen and Ron Crooker, Josie Kemp, Rose Mary Westbury, Beatrice Kemp, Barbara and John Sharpe, Nancy and Brian May, Tom and Teresa Kemp and Mark and Kay Kemp. He is remembered with love by 26 grandchildren and their spouses, 35 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, siblings Ron (Mary) Kemp and Fern McAndrew along with many nieces, nephews and numerous friends.

A veteran of WWII, Jack was a successful General Contractor who co-owned James Kemp Construction building many of Hamilton’s iconic structures and factories over his fifty plus year career. He will be remembered as a gracious, kind and generous man who loved his family and who lived life simply but fully.
Visitation will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block North of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Wednesday, May 29th from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, May 30th from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, Brant Street at Blairholm, Burlington on Friday, May 31 at 11a.m.. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Donations in Jack’s memory to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 11:00am
    St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
    2016 Blairholm Avenue
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  • Interment

    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    600 Spring Gardens Road
    Burlington, ON L7T 1J1
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Private Condolence

Helen Pigeon

Posted at 10:20pm
Dear Beatrice and family, we are so sorry to hear about Jack's passing. The children and I fondly remember his visit to Ottawa and how he made a unique connection with all of us. He was blessed to have such have a large and loving family. Although Jack was a very successful businessman, it was evident that he was most proud of his family. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Helen, Rebecca, Matt, Julia and Tom.

Alan Waters

Posted at 05:00pm
For the Jack Kemp Family; I was privileged to have known Jack during my tenure as a security officer when employed at Stelco Canada Works, where Kemp construction were busy most of the time it seemed. I also became good friends with Jack's brother in Law, George Smith his foreman. We all got together during weekends and more, at the trailer park at Soutjhampton during the summers, and I then met most of the families, and found them all very friendly ,congenial, and very nice folks to know, all to my benefit. Jack I found was an easy person to get to know, always readily accessible for a quick chat, and passing of news. I am somewhat younger at 89, but age is only relevant, and I was pleased to learn Jack had had a good long life. I would like to express my sincere condolences, and say , may he rest in peace. Most sincerely; Alan Waters

Kathleen Davidson

Posted at 01:47pm
My condolences to the entire family in the loss of Mr Kemp. My memories of the Kemp family are from many years ago when my family lived on the beach strip.
Respectfully Kathy Davidson (Dean) (formally from 793 Beach Blvd)

Joanne Robinson

Posted at 09:36pm
Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of Jack, I am so grateful to have had the honour of meeting such a beautiful, sweet man! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,
Joanne, Dave, Joey, Sarah, Jesse, Julia, Nick, Lucas and Jessica Robinson & Van Camp

Fern McAndrew

Posted at 07:41pm
I could not have asked for a better brother Than you Jack!
Love you lots

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