It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Patricia Jackson (nee Fisher) on April 27, 2023. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lionel Jackson, and their 7 children, Francis, Jackie (Doug), Terry (Debbie), Harvey (Rosie), Clayton (Shawna), Jo-Anne (Ian), Roxanne (Jody), and her 12 grandchildren Devin (Cheryl), Marty, Brittany (Riley), Anya, Siobhan (Rhett), Simon, Hammar (Megan), Colby, Riley, Brooklyn, Masey, Austin, and great grandchildren Raelynn, Hayden and one on the way.
Pat was born and raised on a farm between Stonewall and Argyle. She helped on the farm, loved to go to dances with her Dad and enjoyed playing baseball as a back catcher and was said to be quite good. She left home at the tender age of 16 to move to the big city where she started a job at Eatons. She also continued to play baseball in some city leagues. She later worked for MTS until she met the love of her life, Lionel, and married in November 1962. They bought the family farm from Lionel's uncle Pete and moved there in the spring of 1963, where they raised their family.
Over the years they had a variety of animals including pigs, cows, all sorts of chickens, turkeys,cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses. They also farmed the land and over the years grew a variety of crops. They did not have running water until 1975, which meant that she had to haul water from the creek for the house (tough lady!!). 5 kids were in the home at this time and she only used cloth diapers; so you can imagine how much work this was! In her 40's she began to paint ceramics and you could see these all over the gardens, which she took great pride in and was admired by all that drove by. Pat did a lot of beautiful drawings with pastels and charcoal. She loved her flower beds, gardening, and canned all fall, preparing for the winter. She loved to cook and had many, many recipes that were delicious and enjoyed by family and the company. There were always many visitors, and if you went for coffee, there was cake or cookies that were pulled out to enjoy. She was like a mother to many, and had lots of love to give. Pat was a straight shooter, and if asked, she would tell you what she thought, never mincing her words. She had many friends and loved to chat on the phone, and had an uncanny memory for phone numbers, a talent she held until her final moments. Pat had struggled with many health issues over the past 15+ years and she took all with an amazingly positive attitude, never a complaint on her lips. She was truly amazing and had one of the biggest hearts. She was very loved and will be missed by many.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 2:00 pm from Our Lady of the Nativity Roman Catholic Church, McCreary.
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