November  12, 1957 – June 20, 2020

It is with much sadness, but with so much loving memories that we share the news of Jack’s passing.  Jack is survived by his loving wife Janice, of 23 years, brother Don (Arlene), Janice’s son Dustin and “Poppa Jacks” favorite grandson Lochlan, as well as many extended family and friends.  He was predeceased by his parents William and Doris and older brother Lt. Stuart Hepburn. 

Jack was born and raised in Yorkton Saskatchewan and attended the University of Saskatchewan (BSc. Geo).  He spent over 30 years as a successful geologist working in the Western Canadian oil patch. 

Hockey was his passion and always looked forward to his weekly game with friends.  He enjoyed a round of sporting clays at Silver Willow where he served as a guide.  Jack loved the outdoors, especially Fall.  He would spend many hours with his black lab, Kwatali, pheasant hunting.  Jack was an ongoing supporter of Janice and together they shared the love of horses, raising foals and Reining competitions.  True to his Scottish heritage, he enjoyed a wee dram of good scotch with friends.  

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On June 24, 2020 at 3:21 pm Norman Hopkins Said:

    Our most sincere sympathies to you Janice and your family and Don and Arlene. Jack will be fondly remembered by our family. You would have to search far and wide to find a finer gentleman than Jack. Many hearty laughs were shared over the years.

    Be at peace Jack.

    Norman Hopkins and family

  2. On June 24, 2020 at 3:43 pm Kim & Greg Said:

    May there be comfort that someone so special will never be forgoten!

  3. On June 24, 2020 at 6:03 pm Naomi Kerr Said:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Janice. Hugs to you from both me and Eric.

  4. On June 24, 2020 at 6:05 pm Linda Holmes Said:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you all the best in these awful times.

  5. On June 24, 2020 at 6:05 pm Wendy Johnston & Bill Thompson Said:

    My sincere condolences, Janice and the Hepburn Family! So shocked, Janice, your life mate, friend, supporter and your love ❤️ Jack had so much presence, a dedicated career man with a passion for horses and the outdoors- and You!
    Virtual big hug! If you need anything or help with anything please call, anytime! My thoughts are with you!

  6. On June 24, 2020 at 6:14 pm Nancy Thiessen Said:

    My sincere condolences Janice and Hepburn family. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. Much love, thought s and prayers. Big hug too! ❤️

  7. On June 24, 2020 at 6:32 pm Collene Walls Said:

    My heart is breaking for you and your family!!! I will always remember Jacks beautiful smile and passion. Love, hugs and strength to you Janice !!

  8. On June 24, 2020 at 6:34 pm Dorothy Williams Reich Said:

    My sincere condolences Janice, Don and Arlene and Family’s. Sending Prayers

  9. On June 24, 2020 at 6:43 pm Pat L Ross Said:

    My heart goes out to everyone. Janice you are in my prayers Huggs to you!!! Do not be afraid to reach out to friends we will be there for you❤️❤️❤️❤️

  10. On June 24, 2020 at 6:52 pm Brenda Mychasiuk Said:

    Janice, Don, Arlene and family,

    Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, Courage to face the days ahead and
    Loving memories to hold forever in your hearts.

    In deepest sympathy,


  11. On June 24, 2020 at 6:54 pm Shannon Lawlor Said:

    My deepest condolences to all of Jack’s family. Thinking of you all, and sending love.

  12. On June 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm Lindsay Cooper Said:

    My deepest condolences Janice and family. Jack was a very loving man, I will miss seeing his smiling face around town.
    Prayer to all from Colin Cooper and Lindsay Cooper

  13. On June 24, 2020 at 7:09 pm Gail Lauder and family Said:

    Our sincere sympathy , nothing one can say helps but so thinking of you

  14. On June 24, 2020 at 7:41 pm Louis & Ellie Seelhof Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to you Janice and Don & Arlene. Jack was a very kind man and although we didn’t know him that well, we truly enjoyed the time we spent with him. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

  15. On June 24, 2020 at 7:45 pm Melisa luft Said:

    Condolences and hugs to you and your family

  16. On June 24, 2020 at 8:16 pm Hynes Said:

    I am again so sorry Janice, Don, Arlene and family. ❤️

  17. On June 24, 2020 at 8:20 pm Toni and Ken Harris Said:

    So sorry to hear of this so suddenly.
    We will greatly miss his laughter and bright smile.Sad we never got together for that dinner we planned. Hugs to you Janice, Don and family

  18. On June 24, 2020 at 8:32 pm Andy Hall, Colton, Cody, Trinity Hall Said:

    Our deepest sympathy Janice, Don , and Arlene

  19. On June 24, 2020 at 8:36 pm Wendy Williams Said:

    There are no words that I can say to express how very sorry I am. My thoughts are with Janice, Don, Arlene and all of the family.

  20. On June 24, 2020 at 9:16 pm Kent and Donna Devlin Said:

    Our hearts go out to you Janice and family and Don and Arlene. There are people in your life that you wish you saw more of. Jack was one of those people. Jack has touched our lives with so many wonderful memories of time spent together with our horses and friends. Jack your gracious and light hearted presence enriched our life. You will be missed so very much.
    Kent and Donna Devlin and Family

  21. On June 25, 2020 at 8:41 am allan & carole hall Said:

    we send our sincere condolences to Janice, Don and Arlene.
    We enjoyed our last visit with Jack when he stopped to see us a month ago.

    Allan & Carole

  22. On June 25, 2020 at 8:47 am Brenda Spanier Said:

    Dear Janice, Don, Arlene and Family,
    Heartfelt Condolences to all of you.
    Brenda and Larry

  23. On June 25, 2020 at 9:34 am Jim and Maddy McGhee Said:

    Janice our heart and prayers for you and your family. He is a great man and will always be.

  24. On June 25, 2020 at 9:34 am Dave Nordin Said:

    Our most sincere condolences to you Janice, your family, and to Don and Arlene. Jack was a fine man whose integrity and strength of character was a model for all of us. He will be missed by so many….Dave and Tina

  25. On June 25, 2020 at 11:23 am Steve Charbonneau Said:

    Our deepest sympathies and most heartfelt condolences to you Janice and to the Hepburn family. Jack touched all who knew him and was a genuine soul. Steve and Bonnie Charbonneau

  26. On June 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm Darren & Teresa Hauca Said:

    Janice, Dustin & Lochlan, there are no words to express adequately our sincere condolences. Jack was a very good man; and your lives have been made richer because of him. Take Care of Each Other, and lean on each other as you navigate through this great loss. xoxo

  27. On June 25, 2020 at 2:05 pm Cornell & Muriel Wynnobel Said:

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Jack to Janice, Don and Arlene. He was our next door neighbour for many years and we really enjoyed his company, his rather twisted sense of humour, his love of horses and dogs and rather wicked selections of Bourbons and Scotch! We have lost a great story teller and conversationalist. Jack could keep you entertained for hours with his stories and when he spoke he made sure to include everyone, including kids. He was also quick to acknowledge another’s turn to speak. Gone but never forgotten. Run with Lizzie Jack!

    If there is anything we can do to help at this time, please let us know. Lots of virtual hugs!!

    Cornell & Muriel

  28. On June 25, 2020 at 4:28 pm Rosa Said:

    We are so sorry to hear about Jack and send prayers for comfort at this time. Thinking of you all Janice Don and Arlene….
    Rosa and Erica and family

  29. On June 25, 2020 at 5:59 pm Graeme & Carolyn Bell Said:

    Sincere sympathy to Janice, Don and Arlene. Our thoughts are with you. Graeme n Carolyn Bell (Australia)

  30. On June 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm Russell Richards Said:

    Happy hunting wherever you are Jack. You were a great classmate we shared many laughs throughout our school years. My deepest condolences to all his friends and family

  31. On June 26, 2020 at 2:16 pm Cliff & Lona MacRae Said:

    Such a sad loss. Jack was a good man, so loyal and thoughtful. Our prayers and sympathy are with you Janice, Don and Arlene. Let us know if we can be of any help at this time. With deepest condolences Cliff, Lona, Shannon, Sheena & Shauna.

  32. On June 26, 2020 at 8:14 pm Doug Myerw Said:

    We all lost a good one. Such sad news, I always enjoyed chatting with Jack about horses, politics and the oil patch. Condolences to all his family. He will be greatly missed by many.

  33. On June 27, 2020 at 12:40 am Christine and Ariana Gray Said:

    Dear Janice, We are so very sorry to hear about your husband. Our hearts go out to you. Now we understand why you weren’t the Janice we know when we saw you today at the North Forty. Sending you and Don and the rest of your family a million hugs! Christine and Ariana

  34. On June 27, 2020 at 6:45 am Gwen and Don Day Said:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He held a very special place in our hearts. His jovial spirit and willingness to guide groups and share his passion for shotgun shooting, was a blessing to us here at Silver Willow. He will be deeply missed by all of us. This loss has hit us hard and is so hard to believe.

    Janice, let us know if we can help in anyway. Our prayers and love go out to you. Gwen and Don

  35. On June 27, 2020 at 2:11 pm Klint & Lori Swanson Said:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. We have truly enjoyed his company when he’s been to Montana in the past hunting birds. He will be greatly missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Klint, Lori, Austin and Bree Swanson.

  36. On June 27, 2020 at 3:36 pm Eileen Dann Said:

    Please accept my sincere condolences Janice. My heart feels the pain of your sorrow and of your huge loss.

  37. On July 1, 2020 at 11:05 pm Bruce & Linda Schroter Said:

    Janice, we are thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to you.

  38. On July 2, 2020 at 11:25 am Curtis Evert Said:

    It is with great sadness that Johanna and I hear of Jack’s passing. Heartfelt condolences to Janice and the family. He will be missed.
    Curtis & Johanna Evert

  39. On July 2, 2020 at 9:16 pm Terry & Carol Raymond Said:

    We are heart broken to learn of Jack’s passing. Our thoughts are with you Janice and your family.
    Terry and Carol Raymond

  40. On July 4, 2020 at 2:48 pm Joan T. Brown Said:

    Dear Janice, Don, Arlene, Dustin & Lochlan,
    My Prayers,Thoughts & Sympathies are with you all at this sad time of Jack’s passing.
    Jack will be missed by all who knew him, he is gone but will never be forgotten.
    He was a special and kind man who welcomed everyone, he loved you,his work,horses and hunting.
    I will miss him sitting and talking to me about his hunting trips to Africa up in his animal room, so sad you are gone Jack!
    I am here for you all when you’ll need me, just a phone call away!
    Love, Hugs & God’s Blessing,

  41. On July 6, 2020 at 6:44 pm Bill & Mary Lou Zuck Said:

    Our heartfelt sympathies Don and Arlene on Jack’s passing. Over time the good memories will help ease the pain.

    Bill and Mary Lou

  42. On July 7, 2020 at 8:19 am Candy Weisner Said:

    Janice, prayers and thoughts for you and your family.

  43. On July 8, 2020 at 9:12 am Dianne Sudlow-Long Said:

    Janice and family I am so shocked to hear of Jacks passing. I had the good fortune of bumping into him a few months ago and had a great chat about the family and horses. It was a nice refresher on what a nice and friendly guy Jack was. Clay and I send our sympathy on your huge loss.
    Dianne Sudlow-Long and Clay Long

  44. On July 9, 2020 at 2:30 pm Jack Steenson Said:

    I guided with Jack at SW andalways enjoyed an encounter with another Jack! A great gentleman and I’m so sorry for your loss.

  45. On July 18, 2020 at 10:26 am Les Schmidt Said:

    Hello Janice & family. You likely won’t remember me. Jack stood up for me at our wedding in 1981. We were high school buddies and tended to hang around with the same crew. My wife Barb & I crashed your wedding at that beautiful little country church. Life took Jack and I on separate paths, and I believe we only got together one other time after he moved to Cochrane. I always felt badly that we lost touch with each other. The news of Jacks passing comes as quite a shock. Any details that you care to share would be welcomed. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Les Schmidt

  46. On August 3, 2020 at 11:46 am Scott and Carla Darling Said:

    So sorry the hear. So very sad. Our condilances to the family and friend. I have so many fun memories running through my head.