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Jackson, Gerald Reginald

February 4, 1949 - June 15, 2019

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Gerald Reginald Jackson aka “Cookie”

February 4, 1949 – June 15, 2019

Surrounded by family and lots of love, he passed away at Cowichan District Hospital from complications of Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

Self styled Mr. Low Key–Low Profile, he was always known for his big, kind heart and willingness to put others before himself. He handled his illness with uncommon grace, leaving us forever grateful that he was ours. He told a friend not to be sad for him as he had enjoyed a great life, travelled to wonderful places and had seen great things. He was a happy and contented man.

Born in Mission, BC he attended UBC and was quite proud to let it be known that he had studied under David Suzuki. His working life as a Millwright in the Pulp and Paper industry saw him go from BCFP in Crofton to Alpac in Athabasca, AB and from there to Kalimantan, Indonesia for another mill start up. 5 years later he returned to Canada and was off to Footner in High Level, AB for another start up and then to Neucel in Port Alice until he retired, returning home to Duncan.

Retirement found him enjoying his time gardening, stamp and baseball card collecting, reading voraciously, and playing darts at the Elks. Many a happy hour was spent playing cards with the kids and grand kids, more often than not beating us, much to his delight. After all, he’d say, my granddaughter told me “Grumpy, you have skills”. His eyes would twinkle while belly laughs rang out.

Cookie was the beloved husband of Karen, cherished father of children/stepchildren Carmen Jackson, Tyler (Olivia) Jackson, Scott (Anne) Edwards and Kelly (Shaye) Edwards. Affectionately known as Grumpy (he was anything but) he will forever be missed by his adored grandchildren, Mackenzie and Marley Eaton, Odin and Ivy Jackson, and Declan and Maddoc Anderson. He was predeceased by his parents Reg and Mary Jackson and sister Susan Morris.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ann Thompson and staff of 2 South for their kindness and care of our sweet Cookie.

A Celebration of Life will be held at H.W.Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM.

 

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jacqueline Frank Birch
Relation: Friend

Amazing guy, brought so much love and joy everywhere he went. Will be deeply missed by all.

From: Lorna & Bill Wilson
Relation: Good Friend

Our last visit with Cookie and Karen, a few short weeks ago, had us in stitches as was the norm with Cookie. His sense of humour and genuine concern and kindness for others has touched many hearts along his life’s path and many will miss him. His love for Karen was ever apparent, although I do remember some smiling “eye rolls” from her after some of his good natured teasing. We had some great fun while living in oddball places, working together, and we will hold those memories closely. Karen, our hearts ache when we think of your loss. May memories of the love and laughter the two of you shared help you through this quagmire of heartbreak and grief. Your many friends and family are eager to hold you up for as long as you need if you can let them in, don’t go it alone. Love and hugs from us both.
Bill & Lorna

From: Fred Snooks
Relation: friend

I first met you in Samininda, Indonesia and worked together for 5 years. Felt like I had know you for my whole life, Special character with a great smile. I will miss you.

From: Linda Martyn

Karen, I am sorry for your loss. It is such a difficult time for you and your family. Take care of yourself.

From: Nancy Paxton
Relation: friend

Dear Karen and Family. I am so sorry to hear of Cookie’s passing. He will live on in your hearts and minds and in the spirit of his children and Grandchildren. Cherish all the memories that you have made in your lives together.

From: Rosemary Colquhoun
Relation: Karen is my niece-in-law.

Cookie will be missed ~ but never forgotten. He will remain in our hearts forever. All the things I have read about him prove that he was loved by all his family and friends. Rest In Peace Cookie, you are in God’s house now. ❤️🙏🏻❤️

From: Rosemary Colquhoun
Relation: Karen is my niece-in-law.

Cookie will be missed ~ but never forgotten. He will remain in our hearts forever. All the things I have read about him prove that he was loved by all his family and friends. Rest In Peace Cookie, you are in God’s house now. ❤️🙏🏻❤️

From: Linda Bradatsch and Mike Forrest
Relation: true friends

You were the best “best man” at our wedding. It filled our hearts with joy to be part of your life an a friend to the very core. We will miss you more than you will ever know. You were the bestest of best friends., We love you.

From: Butch and Wilma Maxwell

A truly good and kind man. Karen and family, we are so sorry for your loss.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
June 27, 2019
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L6W3

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