The sudden passing early this week of F. H. R. (Rex) Jackson, 49 years of age, Forest Engineer with the Department of Resources & Development was a great shock to his many friends in the Yukon.
Rex, as he was popularly known, came to the Yukon in 1943 from the National Parks. He served as a clerk with the liaison office of the Department until his promotions to Forest Engineer.
His job in the Yukon was to supervise the technical side of Forestry, such as preservation etc. He was constantly on the guard for forest fires and their preventation.
He is survived by his wife and one son David in Whitehorse and 2 sisters in England.
Honorary Pallbears who escorted the remains to burial were Mr. Justice J. Gibben, Commmissioner A. H. Gibson, Mr. L. Higgins, Mr. W. Emery, Inspector Spanton, George Black.
The service was at 2 p.m. from the Christ Church on Thursday, Sept. 6.