Jack wanted to say “I have kicked the bucket and gone to the big bowling alley and dance floor in the sky”. After a stroke in July, Jack went from hospital with his wife Arlene to live together at Sumac Lodge where he passed away February 27, 2014, at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife Arlene Isom, daughter Susan Brown of Sarnia, son John Isom of Sacremento, California, Arlene’s children John Philbin (Wanda) of Point Edward and Cheryl Fraser of London. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy M. Isom (2008), son Frederick Thomas Isom (1977) and siblings Jean Wells, Shirley Johnston and Marjorie Kershaw.
Cherished grandfather of Lori (Don) of High River, Alberta, Mike Brown (Robin) of Brigden, Tom Brown of Sarnia, Jim Brown (Leigh Anne) of Port Lambton and Tom Isom (Amy) of Bayse, Virginia. Jack is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren. Jack was and Imperial Oil retiree. Jack was in the Essex Kent Scottish Regiment and served in WWII. He was an active member of the Sarnia Legion Branch # 62. For over sixty years he was on many 5 pin bowling leagues and was a Master Bowler of Canada. He was inducted into the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame. Jack was very active all his life until his stroke, and enjoyed dancing with Arlene at the Dow People Place every summer. Jack was a lifetime member of Joan Spalding’s fan club. He was known for this sense of humor, his happy disposition and his love of music. A special thanks to the kind staff of Bluewater Health’s 5th floor and to the wonderful people at Sumac Lodge. Cremation has taken place and there will be a notice of a Celebration of Jack’s life when a date has been set in the spring. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Salvation Army, Marcin Youth Bowling or the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame (cheques only at the funeral home please). Funeral arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2.