Jack Look

July 27, 1935 - September 20, 2023

Funeral Details: Visitations on November 24, 2023, 2-4 p.m. at Holland Marsh Winery (18270 Keele St., Newmarket) and on November 25, 2023, 2-4 p.m. at 235 Perth Avenue, Toronto (corner of Perth Ave. & Wallace Ave., Entrance/Walk-up at Corner Church Tower)


Do first things first,

Do last things last,

Do all things right,

But…not too fast.

  • JD Look, 2010


John "Jack" Daniel Look, aka “Mr. ‘32,” aka “Johnny Brushcut,” passed peacefully on September 20, 2023 at Margaret Bahen Hospice, Newmarket, Ontario.   A passionate lover of life, his family, friends, cars and guitars, Jack dedicated his 88 years to embracing adventure and humbly trying to make the world a better place, one 1932 Ford at a time. He was a poet, a performer, a preacher and a pretty great all-round guy.

Married 62 years to his beloved sweetheart Marion (Besley) and enthusiastic coach, cheerleader and hero to son Blair and wife Andrea, daughter Krista and husband David Childerhose, and treasured grandchildren Aimée, Hannah and Jonathan, his positive attitude, unwavering support and endless stream of creativity will be so missed by all.

Predeceased by sisters Joyce (Laplante) and Kathleen and brother William, survived by loving sisters Norma (DeNobile), Mary Lou (Greene) and Gwen and brother Albert, sisters-in-law Beverly, Helen Snider (Don dec.) and Doreen Dillon (Gerry dec.).

Forever grateful to the angels of Margaret Bahen Hospice, where Jack did his final lap around the track. In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate donations be made directly to this extraordinary facility in Jack’s name.

A festive celebration of Jack’s life will take place and at his request, there will definitely be cake. Visitations will be held on November 24th, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Holland Marsh Winery (18270 Keele Street, Newmaket) hmwineries.ca and on November 25th, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 235 Perth Avenue, Toronto (Coroner of Perth Avenue and Wallace Avenue-The Entrance Walk-up is at corner church tower)  All inquires regarding visitations (905) 859-4468

Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition York, Aurora, Ontario.  Condolences may be forwarded and further information may be found at www.peacefultransition.ca



16 Condolences
  • Paul Andaloro
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Reply

    Jack always had a positive attitude and a smile on his face. He will be missed by many. And leaving a legacy.

  • Marianne & Andrew
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Reply

    Sending our deepest sympathy to all of your family.
    In our thoughts and hearts,
    Andrew & Marianne

  • Richard Bell
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Reply

    Goodbye my friend, I will remember and cherish our fun times over the years. The many happy and fun filled get togethers on Sundays at Alvins! Cheers, till we meet again Jack.

  • Peter Andaloro
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Reply

    Jack Look was a longtime friend who will be missed by many. I will always treasure Jack’s friendship, I will also cherish our last visit at Margaret Bahri Hospice.
    RIP Jack.

  • Paul Andaloro
    Posted on: Thursday, September 28, 2023 Reply

    Jack has left a legacy. Not just cars but stories and things he did throughout his life. Certainly left a mark on many peoples lives. Rest in peace, Jack.

  • Doug and Shirley Mclean
    Posted on: Thursday, September 28, 2023 Reply

    So many memories of Jack!….where does one start?

    Remembering that afternoon/evening playing your guitar and singing country songs,
    being your gracious self with your infectious humor – you were your own self!

    We will remember you and speak of you and yours often.

  • Noah Aychental
    Posted on: Saturday, September 30, 2023 Reply

    It’s very sad to hear of Jack’s passing. He was a dynamic character who will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with the family in this difficult time.

  • The Tait Family
    Posted on: Saturday, September 30, 2023 Reply

    To our Neighbour Jack,
    Always a wave went we honked as we drove by. Seeing you always working on something. That laugh and the yodels. The classic car knowledge was endless.
    Rest easy now. You will be missed💙

  • Paulette Paul
    Posted on: Sunday, October 1, 2023 Reply

    I hope you are comforted by your many happy memories together 💕

  • Dale Elsasser
    Posted on: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 Reply

    My sincere condolences. No words can express how we felt about Uncle Jack. He truly was such a positive cheerleader for all and made all gatherings so much fun

  • WAYNE A Caughey
    Posted on: Saturday, October 21, 2023 Reply

    Happy trails Jack until we the next time we’re together.

  • Erin Walker
    Posted on: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Reply

    Fabulous obituary written for a true legend, a man that could teach you so much in a 20 min conversation. A fabulous husband, father, grandfather and absolute cherished Uncle. Thanks for the great memories, I hold them all close and know you are never far from me♥️ …Priorities…♥️

  • Mary Lou Greene
    Posted on: Sunday, November 19, 2023 Reply

    Best big brother a girl could have. I miss him so much. He was a protector, a thinker, a great entertainer, and loved his whole family. He is still with us. There will never be another Jack!

  • Angelo Mazzotta
    Posted on: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 Reply

    Jack was such an amazing man. A true inspiration to me. Always a highlight for me to visit with him. Always had a good piece of advice for my son when I brought him to see Jack. I truly loved Jack and will miss him dearly. He and Marion were always so welcoming. I will hold his memory in my heart for ever. My sincerest condolences to the family. Jack was so proud of his children and all of their accomplishments. Always speaking of his grandkids. I hope that when I grow up I can be a lot like Jack.

  • The Peterborough Boys and short Chap
    Posted on: Sunday, February 11, 2024 Reply

    To close family and friends of Jack. I did not know Jack long but first met him a mere 7 years ago while looking for parts for my project car (1959 pontiac strato cheif) although we a short friendship we kept in touch for the next 3-4 years. His house and collections amazed us. Thank you for all of your stories and advice. You will be missed

    Ptbo Boys & Short Chap

  • Greg Chisholm and Mike
    Posted on: Sunday, March 10, 2024 Reply

    My deepest condolences to Marion. It was such a pleasure meeting Jack a few years back. He was an amazing gentleman of whom you one could learn so much in one hour, where it would take a lifetime of textbooks. I’m even lucky enough to have a photo taken of Jack with myself (left) and my friend Mike (right) during our last visit. His spirit will live on forever.

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