Pest Perspectives - November/December 2015 - (Page 27)
Remembering JACK CAITHNESS
ol. John "Jack" Hamilton Caithness,
husband of former longtime FPMA
Executive Vice President Toni Caithness
who dedicated his time helping the association,
passed away Sept. 23, 2015. He was 93.
After retiring as an accomplished military
man (who served in World War II and the
Korean Conflict), he moved to Florida.
Here, he met Toni and they were married
in 1976. During their relationship, he was
a commercial realtor and later worked
alongside her dedicating countless hours
volunteering for FPMA, known as the Florida
Pest Control Association at that time. Toni
led the association for 26 years. He later
became the editor of the newsletter/magazine
for the association.
In addition to his wife Toni, he is survived
by a loving daughter Ann Semon, husband Lenny, their sons Craig and Tucker and four great grandchildren; Step-children
Billy Byers, Mary Hurley, husband Mark and their five children Johanna, Antoinette, John Thomas, Elizabeth and Margaret
and former wife Marian Caithness. He was laid to rest Sept. 27 in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, please place a donation to
www.woundedwarriorproject.org in memory of Col. John H. Caithness.
"I feel very
fortunate to have shared
39 of his 93 years."
- Toni Caithness, wife
Caithness was a
man with presence. If
you were ever in a room
with him and there was a
question about something
or a problem, he was quick
witted and would help you
out so you could move on.
- Brenda Nabi,
one of those special
people that always had a positive
impact on those around him. He could help
you through a tough time, guide your decision
making process or just make you feel good."
- Rick Lewis, friend and
former FPMA president
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"He was always a warm,
kind, and patient man, very calm
man, never in a hurry. I never saw him
under pressure, never saw him falter. I never
heard him complain about anything, nor heard him
condemn or criticize others. I never saw him in a bad
mood and never saw him grumpy.
He is the one human being who has had the most
formidable impact on shaping me into the human being
that I am today. I know I would not be the person I
am today nor would I have achieved the things I
have achieved without the Colonel in my life."
- Dr. Mary Hurley, stepdaughter
"Things were a bit tough in
the beginning as you can imagine.
Having a real father and a step father all of a
sudden, things were a bit confusing. Being the oldest
(at 8), I had to be strong. But the colonel was all about
compromise and as Mary said he taught us to walk the
middle of the road in all aspects of life.
Thank you 'Pop Pop' for teaching me to hold my chin up no
matter what life brings you, as I did in many of the pictures...
and thank you for taking care of Mary and I as your own
children. Most importantly, thank you for treating my
mom with the love and respect she deserves!!"
- Billy Byers Jr., stepson
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pest Perspectives - November/December 2015
Message from FPMA Headquarters staff
Indecent Exposure: Stories of Pesticide Exposure
The Advantage of Minimum Risk Pesticides
Best Practices for Exterior Bait Stations
Pest Perspectives - November/December 2015