CALGARY - Jack Hasick, 84, passed away Nov. 7, 2008, surrounded by family at the Southwood Hospice. During his 50-plus-year career in the HVACR industry, Hasick was involved with many organizations, such as the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), where he became international president. He also was a leading fundraiser for the SAIT Polytechnic - Mechanical Trades Program.

In addition to his business network, Hasick volunteered for Heart to Heart, a cardiac-care support group, and was a member of Probus, an offshoot of the Rotary Club that advocates “service above self.” He could always be found helping out on various projects and committees at the churches he supported over the years.

“Jack had many names,” recalled Brian Baker, president of Custom Vac Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba: “Gentle Jack, Cadillac Jack, Mr. President, etc. One thing for certain is that the HVACR industry lost one of its very last few remaining senior statesmen who always put people first, and whose foundation of values lay with education and training. Jack is already missed by so many of us.”

He is survived by his wife Nancy; son Murray (Teresa) and their son Colin; and son Gordon (Janet Major) and their children Walter, Aidan, and Sasha.

Those wishing to honor his memory may make a donation to SAIT Polytechnic through the “Jack Hasick Scholarship Award”; 1301 16th Ave. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2M 0L4; 403-284-7248 or 877-284-7248 (toll free).

Publication date:12/01/2008