In Memoriam: Jack Pomfret, Jack Pomfret 1922-2019

It is with great sadness the School has learned that Emeritus, Jack Pomfret passed away on Nov 6th. He was 96 years old. Jack was an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education (School of Kinesiology) at UBC from1946-1988, serving a 41 year career as a dedicated teacher, and a remarkable 37 years as a varsity coach. Jack was exceptional, and ‘felt that teaching kids was his most important responsibility’. He excelled in sport and was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1971, and in the UBC Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. Details of Jack’s incredible career are captured here. Our deepest condolences to the Pomfret family, and friends.

A memorial service will take place at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Vancouver in early January. Formal details and a full obituary will be circulated once confirmed along with flag lowering date.

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