After attending Adelaide Hoodless Elementary School and Delta Collegiate, Jack Alfred Winser worked at this father’s firm, Quaker City Chemical, which supplied soaps to the textile and tanning industries. He retired from his position as president in the mid-1970′s.
Of his many hobbies, which ranged from collecting antique carriage clocks, watches and crystal, to creating rock gardens, reading mystery books, and traveling, Jack Winser’s primary passion was the railroad. Whether model or life size, trains fascinated him.
A friend, Murray McDiarmid, recalls Mr. Winser as generous in his friendships and as someone who really enjoyed meeting people. Jack’s wife and son predeceased him, and since his family had emigrated from England, there were no relatives here.
A supporter of several charities, Mr. Winser left the residue of his estate to the Foundation.
Excerpt from 1995-1996 Annual Report