July 5, 1925 – December 19, 2019
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of June Jackson on December 19, 2019 at the age of 94 years.
June is survived by her children Ron (Shelly), Don (Janice), Robert (Lori), Les (Marianne), Margaret (Ron) Matheson and BettyMae (David) MacLean. Thirteen grandchildren Wanda, Jenessa, Shane, Derek, Natasha, Miranda, Brock, Drake, Reid, Rhonda, Tyson, Benjamin and Erin. Fifteen great-grandchildren Justin, Kaylee, Kayden, Ellis, Parker, Sawyer, Cash, Casey, Claire, Keira, Kate, Kaisen, Landon, Colby, and Shelby. Three great-great grandchildren Kayda, Syler and Weslee. She is also survived by her sisters Mae Papp and Audrey Clarke.
June was predeceased by her husband Louis Jackson, great-grandson Carter Dechant, brother George Currie, sister Marguerite Jackson, as well a number of brother and sister in-laws.
June was born on July 5, 1925 near Grande Prairie, Alberta to parents Roberta and Hardie Currie. Her family moved to the Hotchkiss area in the fall of 1930. June made Northern Alberta her home for most of the next 50 years. She married Louis Jackson on March 10, 1945 and they began to raise a family in the Keg River area. In the early 1960s they moved to Manning where they lived until 1972 at which time they moved to High Level.
Louis passed away in August 1975 and June stayed in High Level where she opened a little store (Handy Dandy Crafts). In 1984 June retired to the community of Invermere, B.C. where she spent the next 30 years. In 2015 she returned to Manning to be closer to family as she aged.
June was a very active lady which kept her younger than her years. She was an avid sports fan: she loved to watch hockey and football and enjoyed both watching and participating in curling and golf for many years. She made many long lasting friendships through her love of sports. She also enjoyed the game of bridge, both with her club in Invermere and also with her siblings with whom she was always very close. She loved to do needlepoint as well as knit and shared her creations with everyone.
June was fortunate to travel to many different places throughout her years and she enjoyed a few winters in Arizona later in life. June lived a long life and saw many changes throughout her lifetime. She was always one to embrace new ideas. June had many friends as she crossed many paths throughout her life and she truly enjoyed all of these relationships.
She will be missed
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