Mr. Jack Abugov
May 7, 1925 – April 17, 2008
Jack was born in Cornwall, ON. He married Doreen Cohen in 1948 and graduated from McGill University with an engineering degree in 1949. After working with Northern Electric as a draftsman and serving during the Second World War with the RCAF, Jack moved, with Doreen, to Calgary, where Jack left a lasting legacy as a leading engineer, a tremendously committed family man, and a generous supporter of his community.
The Calgary Jewish community has benefited greatly from Jack's kind heart and from his willingness to donate his time, skills and resources. Among other projects, the Calgary Hebrew School (Calgary Jewish Academy), The Beth Tzedec Synagogue, the Beth Israel Synagogue, Shaarey Tzedec Synagogue and the Calgary Jewish Centre have all benefited from Jack's tremendous contributions and support. Along with his lifelong friend, Ted Riback, he left a lasting legacy for Jewish Youth with his long-time passion and involvement with Camp BB Riback.