We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our adored sister, ‘Judy’ Judith Bernice Jackson, age 64, at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, B.C. on March 17th, following a sudden illness. Predeceased by parents Peggy and Ford Jackson, Terrace, B.C. and survived by siblings Eveline Flint, John (Ethel) Jackson, Doreen Byng, Bob Jackson, Eva Stock, Bill Jackson (Karen Knox), and Donna (Tex Tessmer) Jackson, several nieces and nephews, and dear friends, Sharon and Eugene Leveque.
A remarkable life: Born with Down’s Syndrome, the family was advised survival would at most be a year, she would never walk (highly energetic by age 3), a life expectancy of 46. A shrewd observer and outspoken commenter, Judy (the Queen) amused us throughout her life – loved music (an ardent Elvis fan), dancing, Halloween, red shoes, presents and chocolate -‘family’ was her touch-word.
She will be missed daily and fondly remembered forever by family and friends, a life enjoyed with sparkle and exuberance despite challenges.
Private arrangements in the care of First Memorial Funeral Services Kamloops, 8 -177 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, B.C. V2B 3E8. Tel.250-554-2429.