She had successfully defeated breast cancer but on 4th September 2020 she was diagnosed with Leukaemia.
In under 6 weeks this took Jackie away from us, when she should have had more time to battle this dreadful disease and live life a little longer.
Jackie was a strong lady for the whole family and the local community, always putting others ahead of herself.
People will remember her being a popular pre-school playgroup teacher for many years at St Luke’s playgroup, seeing the children of Newport Pagnell grow up and prosper in life - many of whom will be in their 30s or 40s today. Jackie actively participated in the 4th Newport Pagnell Sea Scouts committee and also supported as a member of the PTA for Ousedale secondary school, helping raise money to purchase items for the school, such as a new school minibus. She lived to support the community she lived in.
Prior to Covid19 she still mowed peoples lawns on the road she lived for over 40 years, tendered their gardens and completed a newspaper round for the folks of Kipling drive every morning - all at the age of 72.
Married to David for 53 years, they have spent their life together and it has not always been easy, with the tragic loss of their first born son - Mark - at the age of 3 who died when he was run over by a motorcycle when picking violets and primroses in a country lane in Northamptonshire one Sunday afternoon.
Fiercely protective of her family and wider group of friends, she would do anything to help and support them in their time of need and take people under her wing - a true guardian angel, thus leaving many memories and stories to be told.
She leaves behind a world where she impacted so many people on her journey to the day she died.
Although she has passed away, it is comforting to know she will no longer be in pain and have to endure the worst that was yet to come. The leukaemia would have taken further hold on such a proud, strong and independent woman, and snatch this independence away, in her last stages of life. Perhaps god was looking down on her this time to prevent this pain and humiliation.
She was always thankful for the nurses who supported and cared for her and the many other people that visit the cancer centres everyday.
Her wish was not to waste money on flowers that will wilt and die quickly, but to donate what you would have spent to help support those people who have cancer, or those that will be diagnosed with cancer in the future, to make their suffering and pain somewhat easier.
I am sure we all know someone, or will know someone, who is impacted by a form of cancer in some way. Just visiting the cancer centre you can see how busy they are with people who need comfort and support for their battle ahead.
Thank you Jackie, you will forever be missed from our lives x
- £20.00 Marilyn
- £50.00 Hilary & Ron
- £10.00 Samantha Nye
- £50.00 From all at ABG
- £30.00 Leonard
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