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Jacqueline Robertson passed away peacefully with her daughter, Nadine McDonald, by her side at Mount St. Mary Hospital on Wednesday April 4th, 2018 at 3:30 am in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Born in Oshawa, Ontario to Peter Ritzie and Viva Orvilla Ritzie. Jacky was an amazing mother who went back to work, to an entry level position in the Ministry of Finance and diligently worked her way into a senior role.

Jacky’s first child, Kevin McDonald, was born with special needs. She became his biggest Champion who never thought twice about fighting for his rights, by picketing and speaking up on the news. Her courageous behavior was also channeled towards raising money and awareness for the MS Society. Jacky was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1987.

Robert J. Robertson, daughter, Nicolle L Callahan and son, Kevin moved to British Columbia with Jacky in 1995, in hopes of living in a cleaner environment and discovering better self care. She devoted her time volunteering at the Vancouver Island MS Society and was dedicated to laughing and enjoying life with her family and friends.

Those who were blessed to know ‘Wacky Jacky’, knew that she was a warrior, whose strong and playful spirit was always up for an adventure. Her Love for life gave her the power to face the unimaginable.

Jacky had a gift for living life through its challenges with a smile on her face, coffee in hand, and popcorn near by. In the end, it was Cancer that took her life, but God knew that was the only way he could get her to come home.

She is survived by her daughters, Nicolle Callahan, Nadine McDonald; son, Kevin McDonald; granddaughter, Ava Lynne Callahan; sisters Anita, Gail; brothers Peter, Steve; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations being made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Jacqueline Diane Robertson’s name.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Gail
    April 14, 2018

    Dear Jackie. You were the 2nd born in our family. I did not welcome you with joy because I had been the only child for a long time.

    I soon realized that having a sister enhanced our lives.
    You were a delight and a partner in mischief. I needed you.

    You knew my secrets and I yours. We were a team.

    Sisterly love is a rough ride and we rolled with it to the end.
    I will miss you deeply. Your calls in the middle of the night lasting for at least an hour.
    Our mutual love of chocolate and shopping.

    Till we can be together again I will always have you in my heart.

    Love you. Gail

  • Peter Ritzie
    April 9, 2018

    I remember when dad and mom bought on Esson Lake us kids Gail Jackie me and Steve would have sing songs in the car We all tried not to laugh at dad when he danced around the cottage when he hit himself with a hammer yelling jeepersl Last summer when we saw you I remember you reciting the phone number from Wilson road Oshawa Ontario . Jackie you were truly blessed and loved by Dlni Kevin Nicolle and Grand daughter Ava . Jackie, my big sister I will miss you. Love your brother Peter

  • Anita bowers
    April 9, 2018

    So long to my sister, Jacquie, I remember we had many good times. It was too bad we lived so far apart, but whenever we could get together it was memorable. She could always crack a joke about something and be silly! I will never forget her. May we meet again someday Jacquie!
    I love you my sister♥️ gone , but never forgotten

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