Jack Barnwells Career with Woodwards

Jack was the Office Manager for many years in Port Alberni.

In the early 1960s Woodwards partnered with Steinbergs of Montreal to open department stores in the east. They were called Miracle Marts. Jack was selected to be the Comptroller for this venture and was moved to Montreal. Others from Woodwards were Reg Clarridge, who was President, and Don Eckstein.

In 1963 the Miacle Mart Venture collapsed and Jack was moved back to Vancouver. He was then selected, along with Ian Louden, to introduce computer systems. He spent 20 years of his career with Woodwards as Manager of Systems and Programming in the Datacenter.


In the early 1980s Jack was promoted to Assistant Treasurer where he worked with Marco Gandossi, Senior Vice President of Finance.