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Thelma Jackson

May 24, 1920 - September 13, 2009


JACKSON, Thelma Elaine [nee Ivison]. Thelma took wing in the early hours of September 13, 2009 and flew to her parents, Bob and Susannah, sisters Queen [Crysler] & Dorothy [Blackadder], brothers Tom, Bob and Bill [Turk] She will be forever cherished in the hearts of her devoted husband Don of Oliver, BC, children Elaine, Reg [Lorraine], Jackie [David] Peebles, Lola Player, and Bob Jackson, grandchildren Sean McIlroy, Brenda Peebles [Steve Demos], Julie Peebles [Mike] Turley, Kelly Player, David Jackson, Neil Jackson, Andrew Jackson and Adam Jackson, great-grandsons Ethan Turley and Kai Demos, and sister-in-law Lola Jackson. Born May 24, 1920 in Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Thelma came to Vancouver during WWII, where she met a sailor also born and raised in Saskatoon, who happened to be on leave. On July 1, 1944 they married in Halifax. Ten months later Thelma delivered the first of their five children in Saskatoon, where she stayed with her family until Don was discharged in May of 1946. They spent the next five years in Vancouver where Don attended Law school before opening a practice in Mission, BC, in 1951. In 1963, Don decided his heart lay in the service of God, and returned to UBC”s School of Theology. Ordained in 1966, he took his family to Quesnel, Port Coquitlam and finally, as empty-nesters, Rossland before retiring in 1986 to Oliver. Spreading sunshine wherever she went, Thelma”s innocent joy, grace and innate wisdom touched untold numbers of hearts.

Services will be held Tuesday, September 15, at 1 p.m. in the Oliver United Church. For those so inclined, donations in Thelma”s memory to the Alzheimer”s Society would be deeply appreciated. Her family thanks all whose prayers and loving thoughts follow Thelma on this her last journey. Special heartfelt gratitude to the awesome staff of Sunnybank Hospital”s Poppy Wing, whose unfailingly tender and loving care will never be forgotten.
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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Jim MAcNaughton
Relation: friend of the family

Dear Don- it was with sadness that I read of Thelma’s passing- I recieve the Chronicle about 2 weeks late, so I was unaware of her death. Both you and Thelma were great friends to have when I was in Oliver and I remember both her humour and her friendship with fondness- Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and yours on this day.. wishing you God’s Blessings- barb and Jim MacNaughton, Nova Scotia

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 15, 2009
Beginning at 1:00pm

Oliver United Church
9915 - 358th Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday September 15, 2009 followed by a reception at the Oliver United Church.

9915 - 358th Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:
The Alzheimer”s Society of BC
PO Box 1423, Kelowna, BC
V1Y 7V8

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