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John "Jack" Franklin Pike

Aug 4, 1942 - May 9, 2023


Monday, May 15, 2023
1:30 pm
A Funeral Service will be held at Flinn’s Funeral Chapel in Rocky Mountain House on Monday May 15, 2023, at 1:30 pm. Interment will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery.


Pine Grove Cemetery, Rocky Mountain House


Memorial donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Diabetes’s Society or to the charity of choice.


Pike, John (Jack)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John (Jack) Pike on May 9th, 2023, at the age of 80 years. He passed away at home peacefully.
John Franklin Pike (Jack) was born in Eckville on August 4, 1942, to parents Marjorie and Frank Pike
He was the 4th child of 7 children. He went to school in Red Deer, Faraway, and Rimbey and at the age of 14 went to work in the sawmills at Faraway. He moved from the sawmill to work for Harwell Construction out of Rimbey hauling equipment for the oilfield in the Rimbey/Faraway area. From there he worked out of Manning for Standard Gravel and later for Robert Smidt. During this time he hauled lumber to Yellowknife for the mines and oilfield equipment to Rainbow Lake. He hauled equipment into the discovery well in Rainbow Lake. In this time he also met the love of his life, Geraldine Mann (Nelson) and they were married in 1965, where he became an instant father of three children (Doug 4, Yvonne 3, and Roger 1). Jack and Geraldine added to their family with the birth of Blaine in 1967 and Jaqueline (Susie) in 1968.
In 1967 he moved the family to Faraway and went to work for Rimbey Wireline. Two years later the family moved to Rocky and he started Rocky Mountain Steamers in 1969. In 1974 he sold the steamer business and went to work for Harwell Construction, the Town of Rocky Mountain House, and Leonard Rob between 1974 and 1979.
In 1979 Jack started his long career in the oilfield production business. He started with Homestead Oil and endured several corporate name changes, starting with Bow Valley Resources, to ICG Resources, and ending with Saskoil. After Saskoil, he then developed BJ igniters for use in the oilfield for safer lighting of oilfield process equipment.
Jack was always looking for new challenges so, he and Geraldine decided to take on a new adventure with managing the Rimbey Grande Hotel, which they did for two years before the oil patch lured him back in 1997. He then went consulting for Clarence Stewart until he retired at age 65.
Jack loved the outdoors and throughout his entire life he enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, and spending time with family (especially family reunions). Family meant everything to Jack, and he always made time to spend with family doing the things he loved. Jack and Geraldine also enjoyed the time they spent in Yuma in their retirement, meeting new friends and getting away from the cold for a short while.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, Marjorie and Frank Pike, his siblings: Gordon, Alleda, Ralph, Maxine, Kelsey, and Kathy; several brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as Geraldine’s parents, Esther and Norman Nelson.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, his children: Doug (Tammie), Yvonne (Doug), Roger (Shawn), Blaine (Sasha), and Susie ( Roy); 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Marg, and brother-in-law Keith, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at Flinn’s Funeral Chapel in Rocky Mountain House on Monday May 15, 2023, at 1:30 pm. Interment will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Diabetes’s Society or to the charity of choice.
Condolences may be forwarded to:
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626.


Emerson Vokes:

I always enjoyed our time working together.
Jack always looking over my shoulder pointing out my mistakes and laughing about it while working.
Great man and will be missed.
My condolences
Emerson Vokes

Laurie Herold:

Condolences to the Pike and Mann families in the passing of Jack.

Brenda Wesolowsky and Grace Wesolowsky :

So sorry for your loss.

Carrie Richards:

I will miss my uncle Jack dearly and remember him fondly. He was a great man and a pillar in our families. I will especially remember the many family camp outs we enjoyed with him and aunty Geraldine, along with their kids, our cousins. I hope the family can find comfort in those happy memories too.

Clinton Casey:

Our condolences from out family to yours. I will always have fond memories of the Pike/Mann family. Jack was a great man and will be missed.

Dale & Terrie Speight:

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Treasure your special memories. R. I. P. Jack

Marie Juuti (Murphy):

Blaine, Sasha and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad.
I always enjoyed our visits, he had a great sense of humor and always had a funny story to share.
May your memories and the love of your family comfort you at this painful time.

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