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.
GailApril 14, 2018
Peter RitzieApril 9, 2018
Anita bowersApril 9, 2018