Jack Butticci came to Canada in 1914 at age fifteen. He first worked on the Kettle Valley Railway and later on the S. S. Sicamous as a stoker and fireman. He also worked for the Occidental Fruit Company and Calona Wines. He concluded his working career by starting Kelowna Steel Fabricators. Jack married Lily Woods, sister to Elsie, who had married Gildo Orsi. Jack and Lilly had two children William (Faith Hubbard) and Alice (Fred Minchin).