John Raymond Hood, known by all as Jack HOOD, passed away peacefully at Langley Memorial Hospital on September 1, 2013 surrounded by his family. Jack was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 22, 1921. He graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate in 1939. In March 1942 he moved to Brandon, Manitoba. There he met his life-long best friend Ella McKenzie. They married on June 19, 1943 and recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were blessed with one child, Geraldine. With a wife to support, Jack set up his own business, Hood Auto Parts and Electric Ltd., in Brandon which he and Ella ran until he retired and sold the business. In retirement they moved to White Rock, BC where Jack continued to be involved in the Masons, the Shrine Club, the Rotary Club and the Probus Club. In retirement he loved to play golf and lawn bowl. Jack is survived by his wife, Ella; his daughter Geraldine Knight (Tim); his grandchildren, Tracy Topouzis (Nick), Scott Martyn (Debbie), Geoffrey Knight (Valerie); and 6 great-grandchildren. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28 Ave, Surrey. Jack was a gentleman who will be greatly missed.