Jack "Jumpin' Jack" Proud
1926 - 2021
Jack "Jumpin' Jack" Proud
Visitation Information
Sunday October 24, 2021
Visitation Time
2:00 to 3:00 pm
Visitation Location
First Baptist Church, 157 Queen St.
Service Information
Service Date
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Service Time
3:00 pm
Service Location
First Baptist Church, 157 Queen St.
Requested Charity
First Baptist Church or Friends of The Moncton Hospital
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Jack Osgood Proud (Jumpin’ Jack) of Moncton N.B. passed away on October 15, 2021 at The Briarlea Moncton Ryan Street at the age of 95.  He is predeceased by his wife Norma (Seeley), and his daughter Janice (Carter).  He is survived and will be sadly missed, by son Bob (Genette), & his daughter Patti (Mike) 6 granddaughters and 6 great grandchildren. 

Jack was born in Charlottetown P.E.I. and lived his life with both high energy and purpose.  He graduated from Prince of Wales College Charlottetown, Acadia University Wolfville, and Springfield College in Massachusetts, and worked for a while as a Phys Ed teacher at the Saint John Vocational School, where he met his future wife Norma, a fellow teacher.  They then embarked on a life full of adventures, relocating to Prince Edward Island where Jack built the Rustico Golf and Country Club.  The golf course and area were the site of many great events, pig and horse races, concerts etc.  Jack always wanted to be different, so when his name "Jumpin’ Jack" was seen, it was always upside down.  He had the mind of an entrepreneur and marketing genius and was adept at getting noticed.  Many people on PEI still remember Jack’s legendary events and parade floats. 

Jack started working for World’s Finest Chocolate in 1962, a company he only officially retired from 3 years ago.  He was very well known with schools in P.E.I & N.B. He always had a pocket full of chocolate to share while helping schools, teams, and groups raise funds.  

To mention a few of his many achievements. Jack has been the President of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, an honorary lifetime member of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, a faithful member and Deacon Emeritus of First Baptist Church, and a longtime fan and supporter of the Moncton Wildcats Hockey Team.  When he was able, he rarely missed a game.  He was always happy to share a pointer or two with the team, being a former semi-professional goaltender himself.

The service will be held at First Moncton Baptist Church, 157 Queen Street Sunday October 24. Visitation is at 2pm, with the service following at 3 pm. 

Arrangements are under the professional care and guidance of Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd. Moncton (858-1995). 

Those attending the service must provide a government issued I.D as well as proof of double vaccination. Masks must be worn while inside the Church. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Moncton Baptist Church (firstmoncton.com) & Friends of the Moncton Hospital (friendsfoundation.ca). Online condolences for the family can be made on the Funeral Home Facebook page or at 


Jack "Jumpin' Jack" Proud