1412. John (Jack) FORTESCUE104 was born on 19 July 1914 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He died in December 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Raised and worked on the Family Farm. Joined the Canadian Army in 1942. Returned Home to in 1946. He then worked for the Federal Governmant in the Grain Commission as a Grain Sampler and then as a Grain Weighman ubtil he retired in 1979.
John (Jack) FORTESCUE and Edith Grace AGER were married on 25 October 1947 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Edith Grace AGER104 was born in 1920. She died on 14 May 2010 in Winipeg, Manitoba. Worked on various farms after leaving school. during WWII worked at MacDonald aircraft making Ansons - the wood aicraft used for training pilots.
her sudden passing on Friday, May 14, 2010 at St. Boniface Hospital. Grace was predeceased by her husband Jack in December 1982, daughter Linda in April 2009, sister Marjorie Rayner in February 2009, father Robert Ager in 1950 and mother Rose Ager in 1963. She is survived by her sister-in-law Catherine Fortescue and numerous nieces and nephews. Aunt Grace was born June 6, 1920 at Grace hospital in Winnipeg, the eldest of two children of Robert and Rose Ager. She attended Central School in Transcona then left home at an early age to begin her working career. She met the love of her life, Jack Fortescue and they were married October 5, 1947. They were blessed with their daughter Linda on January 14, 1949. Grace was interested in Genealogy, helping Linda trace the Ager and Fortescue family ancestry back many generations. She travelled extensively throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as several countries including Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain. Grace also loved gardening and animals. Each year it was a contest to see who would enjoy her garden, herself or the neighbourhood rabbits. Early every morning, rain or shine, Grace could be seen feeding the birds in her yard. She leaves behind her two special cats, Casper and Midge who will miss her greatly. They were a great source of comfort and amusement to her, particularly since the passing of her daughter Linda.
John (Jack) FORTESCUE and Edith Grace AGER had the following children: