October 6, 1953 – June 7, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jackie Ashdown (nee Jahelka) in Vernon, BC on June 7, 2020.
Jacqueline Ann Francis was born on October 6, 1953 in Banff, Alberta the youngest child of May and Dave Jahelka. Jackie grew up in Canmore and worked for many years in the Bow Valley. A very proud coalminer’s daughter with an awesome love for life. Jackie and her husband Gary moved to Vernon in 2007 to enjoy their retirement. Jackie loved to cook and entertain family and friends and made many fabulous meals we all enjoyed.
Her love of gardening was obvious as their yard was always blooming with flowers, creating stunning landscapes they worked on together.
Jackie was very proud of her two children, Chad and Desiree, who presented her with three beautiful grandchildren – Casey, Nicola and Isabella who brought her so much joy.
Jackie will be lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend of 36 years, Gary; her son Chad (Shannon); daughter Desi (Jason Plume); grandchildren Casey and Nicola Lazzarotto; Isabella Plume; brothers Doug (Glo); David (Faith); sister Shirley (Ernie Klem) and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Jackie will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or North Okanagan Hospice Society at 3506 27 Avenue Vernon, BC V1T 1S4 (250-503-1800).
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250-542-4333
Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com
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