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.
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.
Bob & Valerie Carter