March 7, 1950 – August 31, 2022
William Jack Aldridge II, known by friends and family as “Jack”, died August 31, 2022, at Whitehorse General Hospital from Pneumonia at age 72.
Named after his grandfather William Jack Aldridge (born in Northamptonshire, England), Jack was born March 7, 1950, in Newmarket, Ontario to Mother Edith Audrey (née Jarrett, died 1991) and Father George Thomas Aldridge (died 1997), eldest brother to Joan Aldridge (died 2021), Fred Aldridge, Ron Aldridge, Sherry Tyrner and Tracy Dart. He was married to Ethel Silver (divorced in 1977), father to John Aldridge and Patsy Robinson (died 2021), grandfather to Alex and Josh Aldridge.
Jack was a true Sourdough Yukoner living for years “in the bush”. He worked in the trades, construction, carpentry, oil, and mining industries. From owning and operating an upholstery business and firewood company he went on to repairing and rebuilding railway bridges, then working as a “Roughneck in the oil patch” at sites throughout Alberta and ranging into the Yukon Territory as far as Eagle Plains.
The family sends our gratitude to Rahel at Heritage North Funeral Home, and the doctors and nurses of Whitehorse General Hospital who provided the best care possible for Jack.
Friends are invited for a gathering September 24th 2022, at the Whitehorse United Church basement 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
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