Jack Gordon Forseth

January 09, 1936 - October 08, 2021


Obituary For Jack Gordon Forseth

Jack Gordon Forseth, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of Sexsmith, AB, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Grande Prairie Care Centre, at the age of 85 years.

On October 8, 2021, Jack took his last breath on earth, and his first in heaven. He is now with his Lord and Saviour Jesus, that he loved and served all his life. We rejoice he is free from all his pain and suffering. Jack was born on January 9, 1936, to John and Gudrun (nee Liland) Forseth. He grew up on the farm near Buffalo Lake, AB.

Jack was a gentle, quiet man with a wonderful sense of humor. He had many friends, and loved them all. All of the nurses in the QEII Hospital and the Grande Prairie Care Centre, where he spent the last year, all said how much they loved his smile. He liked to tease everyone, especially his wife and daughters.

Jack did not have many hobbies; but he enjoyed board games, puzzles, spending time with his family, and working on the yard and the house.

Jack will be sadly missed by his loving wife Sue; children Rachel Forseth, and Janel Thomas and son in-law Dustin Thomas; grandchildren: Nelia, Sadie, and Weston; two sisters Helen Sutton and Alice Melnychuk; three brothers: Howard, Victor, and Orville; nieces and nephews; as well as cousins to numerous too name.

Jack was predeceased by his mom and dad Gudrun and John Forseth; brother Ken and his wife Esther; brothers in-law Ray Sutton and Harry Melnychuk; nephew Terry Forseth; niece Terrisa Miller; all of his aunts and uncles; many cousins, all of whom he dearly loved. He was also predeceased by his mother and father in-law Beaula and Arthur Richert; sister in-law Ele Thompson; as well as brother in-law Noel Richert.

A Viewing will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 3:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave).

Due to Covid Restrictions, an invite-only Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 1:00pm, at Bethel Church. Interment to follow at Bethel Cemetery.

A link will be available 15 minutes prior to the service on Jack’s obituary on Oliver’s Funeral Home Website.

In order to view the Livestream of the service, please click on "Photos and Video" at the top of this Obituary and follow the link to the livestream.

Memorial Donations may be made to Bethel Church Missionary Fund (R1 Site 9 Box 33, Sexsmith, AB, T0H 3C0).

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  • I have just watched Jack's service. What a great tribute, a very kind & gentle man. He will be missed by many, but he is at peace, free from pain, home to his reward. May God be with you Sue, and all of the Forseth family. Hugs to you Trudy Peterson

  • My heart is with you today, Sue and family. Jack was a good man, husband, father, grandfather and friend. I cherish the memories we made together. One fine day we will all be together with the Lord...what hope!

  • I remember Jack coming over for coffee. He was always teasing and laughing. I know when I was about 5 I thought that he was the man I was going to marry. Sue you were the one who got him first and i'm so glad he found you. My condolences to you and your girls. He will be missed.

  • Sue and girls Our deepest sympathies he was a very special person to me Many special times growing up on the farm when he came for coffee I'm sure you have lots of special memories that you will cherish forever. But his is with his Lord and Savior Hugs Janice & DArcy Johnson

  • Sue, Rachel, Janel and family. I am sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I have good memories of times spent at your home. Jack did have a great sense of humor. When Bea and I visited you, we always went home smiling. I will be praying for you. Joan Pedersen

  • We knew Jack as a neighbour and friend...and he was good at both! He was willing to help out whenever he could. I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. Two things stand out in my mind when I remember Jack, his gentleness, and quiet sense of humour! Sometimes you had to listen for it, but it was always there! To know Jack was to love him. Our sincere condolences go out to Sue, Rachel, Janelle ,and family, our prayers will be with you during this difficult time! I loved your line...his last breath on earth was his first breath in Heaven! You'll join him again! Sending much love, Robert and Rachel Nystec

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