Jack Roop – A Lifelong Canadian
Jack Roop was an insurance company president who took great pleasure in serving his customers and was always doing everything he could to do the best job for them. Additionally, he was dedicated and passionate member of his community; serving on multiple boards and committees.
His legacy includes his loving wife of 67 years, son Bill and daughter Mary Jacqueline; seven very special grandchildren who affectionately called him “Gordie;” plus numerous nephews and nieces.
Early Life and Education
Roop was not only an accomplished writer, but he was also a committed educator who believed strongly in the power and importance of reading for children. Roop found great pleasure sharing his passion for writing with students.
He believed in cultivating an impeccable work ethic; whether in the mechanic shop or as service manager at Lewis Chevrolet, he always appreciated hard work and acknowledged it with honor.
As soon as he graduated high school, he entered Fanshawe College’s two-year radio broadcasting program and upon graduating, began work for BEA-VER Communications’ CKSY FM95 radio station and eventually the CKUE-FM morning show before later hosting Roop Wix and Meg in the Morning on 104.1 The Dock (he is also Director of Programming of The Dock’s parent company Larche Communications).
Jack valued hard work and upheld an ethical work ethic, taking great satisfaction in having been employed without receiving unemployment payments for so long.
Roop filed his lawsuit against SPC and Lingle on the basis that he was terminated for reporting conduct which violated 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b(b)(2) (2012) of Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute (MACS).
On appeal, we find sufficient evidence was presented at trial to support a jury verdict that Roop was fired for reporting illegal activity. Therefore, the circuit court’s judgment overturning said verdict must be reversed, and this case remanded for proceedings regarding Roop’s claim for punitive damages. Roop is survived by his wife Mary Frances; son Bill (Jan); daughter Mary Jacqueline and three great grandchildren Mila, Aspen and Charlee.
Achievement and Honors
Barrie Harley-Davidson in Barrie, Ontario was run by John. Over his career he received numerous honors and awards including The President’s Award – Huronia HOG as well as Gold Service Award Central Canada. Additionally he won Buell Retailer of the Year 2021!
He leaves behind his beloved wife Mary Frances; sons Bill (Jan) and Jack Roop; daughter Mary Jacqueline; seven cherished grandchildren: Matthew, Nicholas, Austin Jayce Isabell Logan as well as numerous special nieces and nephews.
His final wish was to help others, so in his memory his family is inviting charitable contributions in his name to the Lillian James Center at 1614 S. Kanawha Street in Crane Orchard West Virginia 25827.
Roop also hosts Canadian Country Spotlight, a weekly one-hour country music spotlight program broadcast on CICZ-FM Midland in Ontario where he serves as Program Director.
“Don’t burn your bridges; you may need them back over” and “Happy motoring, drive on the right” were two of his signature phrases. He loved people and never met one stranger. His unique ability made life seem brighter for all involved and turned negative situations into opportunities.
Jack Roop leaves behind his beloved wife of 67 years, Mary Frances Roop; two sons Bill and Mary Jacqueline; as well as seven very special grandchildren who fondly refer to him as their “Poppie”. As an expression of our respect for Jack’s life and legacy, instead of sending flowers we ask that donations be made in his name to either Lillian James Center or Raleigh County Commission on Aging in lieu of flowers.
He currently works for Roop Insurance company as the President, with an estimated net worth estimated to exceed $5 Million.
He co-hosts an early morning radio show with Meg Whitton and Brian Wicks on 104.1 The Dock (CIKZ-FM). Prior to Larche Communications acquiring it in March 2008, this station featured Country music programming.
Madeline Ham was born May 15, 1929 to James and Gertie Ham in Ashe County, NC. She was an active member of Apple Grove Baptist Church where she enjoyed canning and gardening. Madeline was predeceased by her husband Jack Andrew Roop; sons Gary and Johnny; sister Doreen Miller as well as husband Jack Andrew Roop himself. Those left to cherish Madeline’s memory include daughter Mary Jacqueline; grandchildren Matthew, Nicholas Austin Jayce Isabell Mila Aspen Charlee as well as brother Paul W Roop Sr; as well as many dear nieces and nephews and other dear family members and nieces/nephes/nephes/nephes/nephes/nephes/nephes/nephes/nephes/nephes/nephes/nes/or any/all who knew/her/me//Jack Andrew Roop/son Gary/Johnny Miller/Doreen Miller/Doreen Miller/Doreen Miller/Doreen Miller/Doreen Miller). Predeceased by Jack Andrew Roop/ sons Gary/ Johnny Roop Sr/ and sister Doreen Miller/ Miller as well as numerous dear nieces/nephes who remain to mourn.