Yesterday at 10:15am just as I returned home from my trip to America, I received that dreaded call. My Uncle Jack is gone, leaving us here on earth to grieve for the man we all loved. I am only grateful that he no longer has to endure the pain. He was such an energetic and lively man, hunting a great joy as seen in the decoration covering his home. His animals were his treasures, each dog his best friend, all his cows a source of many laughs. He never failed to put a smile on my face with his own grumpy old man rendition. I will dearly miss him. I am sorry for my dad and wish I could be there to support him during this time. My dad loved his brother, deeply and simply. I am sorry for his family. Uncle Jack, thank you for all you have given to each of us through the years. The memories I have shared with you will remain forever a part of who I am. I love you, still.