Jack will be remembered for his kindness, thoughtfulness and sense of humour, as well as for his integrity and dedication to his academic pursuits, his students and colleagues.
He will be sorely missed by Dale Willows, his partner of 33 years, his son David, brother Bob, niece Emma, nephew Paul; cousins Marvin Weintraub, Doreen Sobel (Harvey, deceased), Rita Moskovitz (Larry) and their children and grandchildren; his extended family including Kevin Willows, Dennis Willows, Donna, Ernie, Cass, Clay, Michael Reimer, Iassen Reimer Pelev and Nasco Pelev; as well as several much-cherished lifelong friends.
Sadly, Jack was predeceased by his daughter Zoey.
In November, after Jack had been diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, upon request he "knocked off" a brief autobiography in his own inimitable style that is now the center-piece of a website launched to honour Jack's life.
Visit www.jackquarter.org to read what he wrote and view photos chronicling various stages and people in his life.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, March 8th, 12-3 p.m. (formal program 1-2 p.m.) in the OISE library (ground floor), 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to OISE in his name or to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital www.tlcpc.org, which made it possible for Jack to spend his last days in the comfort of his home, with his loved ones.