My dearest Lynne is at peace after a long, courageous fight she knew she would ultimately lose to COPD. While she often said her bravery was just an act, her suffering was real.

She was driven by her desire to continue to be part of her family’s and friend’s lives for as long as she could. As was her wish, Jacqueline passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

Jacqueline leaves her husband of nearly 58 years, Malcolm, and their children, Stephen (Chrissy), Karen (Randy) and Susanne (Gary) as well as grandchildren, Emma, Meghan, Sophie, Gwynne, Rhys and great grandson, Roman. Dear to her as well are her sister, Pamela (123), and her brother, Martin. She was blessed that they came from afar to be with her during the past Christmas season.

Born in Stretford, England, Jacqueline met the love of her life, Malcolm, on a beach in Bahrain in 1961 and they married in England in 1962. Their years together were a life well-lived in Bahrain, England, Newfoundland, Quebec, New York, Montreal and ultimately Vancouver Island.

A community minded Brentwood Bay resident, Jacquie volunteered her time to those in need and at her local thrift shop. She found deep friendships everywhere she went. She loved painting, gardening, tennis, animals, birds especially and a good glass of wine with company.

The family is truly grateful for the kind and compassionate care of retired Dr. David Morton, Dr. John Reid, Dr. Valerie Cowan, Dr. Shung Lee, Dr. Alison Michel, Kelly Vassiliadis, Michael Dheere, Mark Finnis, Chris Irving, Jon Owen and all their colleagues.

A Celebration of Jacqueline’s Life will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive.

A video recording of the service and Jacqueline’s tribute video may be viewed at –

In the meanwhile, think of her fondly and remember her as the gracious, elegant and fun loving woman she was.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • Devion Ron

    Deepest condolences to Malcolm and family on the passing of Jacqueline. May she rest in peace.
    Carole and Ron

  • Sharon Haigh

    Jacquie was wonderfully funny and kind and helpful to a young bride trying to negotiate the Haigh family. I adored her. Rest in peace lovely lady.

  • Carol Good

    Karen, Randy and family…
    I’m typing this through blurred vision, as the news of Jacqueline’s passing has brought tears to my eyes. She managed to capture my heart completely through the brief encounters we shared. She was so lovely. Sending hugs to you all xo

  • Dale

    Jackie was my ‘rock’ on so many occassions. I would often reach out & she always gave me excellent advice. She was a true ‘lady’ in every sense of the word (even when she laughed at my jokes). My world was richer for having Jackie as my friend and I cherished that friendship.

  • Bob & Valerie Carter

    We thoroughly enjoyed the few visits we had with Jacqueline. She was a kind and gentle lady who spent many hours on her patio playing games with her grandchildren. I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

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