It looks like you are viewing this on a mobile device. Would you like to use the mobile version? No thanks.
It looks like your device can support the full version of the site. Would you like to view that instead? No thanks.
Email to a friend Tweet This Send to Facebook Share on Google+
Jack Armitage
April 15, 1920 - December 1, 2016
Return to the Memorial Getting Started Administration Inbox  
Return to Getting Started  
Return to the Memorial Help Extend the Memorial Order a Keepsake Book  
Obituary Eulogy Guestbook Biography Life Stories Family Tree Contribute
<div itemprop="description">ARMITAGE, Jack – 96, of Dartmouth, passed on December 1st 2016 in the Halifax Infirmary with his loving family at his side. <br> <br>Born in Huddersfield, England, he was the son of Ida and Frederick Armitage. <br> <br>He was predeceased by wife of 69 years, Muriel and his daughter Helen Armitage; sister Doreen Armitage. <br> <br>He is survived by his son Stephen Armitage; daughters Jacqueline (Gary) Keddy, Jean (Paul) Arnold; grandchildren: Dawn, Kelly, <br>Burton, John-Robert, Devon, Brendon, Jonathan; great grandchildren Lyndsay, Carson, Isaiah, Briannah and Kaleb. He is also survived by his sister Bessie and his nieces and nephews in Huddersfield. <br> <br>Jack joined the British Army in 1939 and served with distinction in World War 11. Following his service, he transferred to the Queen's Own Life Guards Regiment and continued his music career in the band. He transferred to the Canadian Navy in 1954 and was a founding member of the Stadacona Band and helped establish the Royal Canadian Armed Forces School of Music in Victoria, B.C. He ended his military career in 1969 and began teaching music in the Dartmouth school system. He introduced the instrumental music program at Prince Andrew High School. He would later teach Band Methods at Dalhousie University and stay involved with music as the conductor of the Dartmouth Community Concert Band. He worked with the Dartmouth Senior Centre and St. Luke’s Anglican Church choir. He also worked with the Kiwanis Music Festival and would adjudicate at festivals throughout the region. Few Nova Scotians have contributed more to music in the region as a player, adjudicator, conductor and teacher. <br>Along with his music, Jack was active in the church, the Kiwanis Golden K's, the Canadian Red Cross Society, and the Izaak Walton Killam Children's Hospital. <br> <br>Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 10th at St.Luke's Anglican Church, 9 Veterans Ave., Dartmouth, Rev. Matthew Sponagle officiating. <br>Reception to follow in the Church. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens to take place at a later date. <br> <br>Memorial donations may be made to the St. Luke’s Anglican Church Fund, Dartmouth All City Music, or a charity of one's choice. <br> <br>The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Whitehills in Hammonds Plains, and the QEII Halifax Infirmary 8.4, especially nurse Ryan Johnson. <br> <br>Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at <br> <br></div>