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Jack Cullen

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June 6, 1935 — April 24, 2021

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 2:10:

Jack Cullen, lifelong best friend and husband of 66 years to Evelyn Cullen, was promoted to glory on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the age of 85.

Jack is survived by his wife Evelyn Cullen; son Bob (Diane) Cullen with grandchildren Jaden Cullen (Chris Hatfield) and great grandchild Nixen and son Brett Cullen (Whitney Lammi); and son Jeff Cullen (Michelle) with grandchildren Josiah and Isabelle. Jack was predeceased by his parents Bill and Ivy Cullen and sister Joan Fowler.

Jack was born June 6, 1935 in Fort Macleod, where he spent most of his years. He cherished his family, church, community and above all his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Jack grew up in Fort Macleod and after marrying Evelyn on May 6, 1955 worked for C.W. Stevens as a carpenter before becoming a captain in the Salvation Army and spending eight years at appointments in Hazelton, Terrace, Vermillion B.C., Grande Prairie and The Pas, Man. Returning to Fort Macleod in 1972 he worked for the Willow Creek School Division before becoming head of grounds and facilities at the Fort Museum. For Jack retirement meant spending more time in his wood-working shop on various projects for his family and community. An avid lover of fishing, westerns, and Salvation Army brass bands his passion for the outdoors and wood working came together in his wildlife carvings. He greatly enjoyed using his skills to enrich the lives of others. Whether it was Santa’s reindeer for the annual Santa Claus parade, customized wood snowmen for every member of his church congregation or various crafts and toys for his grandchildren his love was poured into all his creations. His kind, gentle spirit and unmistakable laugh and sense of humor will always be remembered by his family and friends. Jack could strike up a conversation with anyone. He loved to laugh, valued hard work and keeping his word no matter the cost. Jack was chaplain for the Fort Macleod Legion for several years and had many opportunities as a guest preacher in various southern Alberta churches. Whether leading the community in Christmas carols as emcee at the annual Rotary Carol festival for 30 years or singing a solo at the Salvation Army on Sunday morning he loved to sing. Jack led a simple life of trusting faith in Christ marked by integrity, kindness and love for family and community. Husband, Dad, Grandad, friend, you can rest in His arms now, your work is complete.

Special thanks to the many health professionals who cared for Jack in his final days.

A service will be held for immediate family on Saturday, May 1 at 2 p.m. The service may be viewed live by accessing the live-streaming link via Jack’s obituary at the Cornerstone Funeral Home Web site.  (https://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com/).

A larger in-person celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Lethbridge Salvation Army Family Church youth or the Fort Macleod Handibus Society.

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