Frances Elizabeth Jackson
Frances Elizabeth Jackson – 96, Truro, died peacefully at Wynn Park Villa, Truro, on Thursday evening, April 12, 2018. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Herbert Lamert and Emma Lavinia (Fullerton) Daniel.
Frances grew up in Truro and upon graduating high school, she attended Mount Allison University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. She interned at Toronto General Hospital for a year and was then taken on at Toronto Western Hospital as a dietitian where she remained for seven years. In 1952 she returned to Truro and attended Success Business College where she graduated as a legal secretary. After working two years for Frank Patterson, she moved to Halifax and joined McInnes, Cooper and Robertson where she met her future husband, Harold.
In 1958, they married and together raised their four boys. A wonderful wife, mother, and homemaker, Frances maintained an amazing home for her family. An avid learner and reader, she graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Faith was very important to her and she did her best to instill a strong sense of right and wrong in her boys. She was very active in church until she was no longer able. She enjoyed many happy summers at the family cottage near Mahone Bay surrounded by her family and friends.
Frances is survived by her sons, Ronald (Brenda), Halifax; Ralph (Catherine), St. Albert, Alberta; Brian (Evelyne), Truro; Richard (Yvette), Moncton, New Brunswick. She was very proud of her grandchildren, Eric, Sarah, Gregory, Steven, Josie, Justin, Mitchel, Dennis and Marissa and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold Francis Jackson; sister, Ruth. Special thanks are extended to the entire staff at Wynn Park Villa for your exceptional care of our Mom over the past year; you treated her with dignity and respect.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Reverend Dave Watt officiating. Reception will follow. Spring interment in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Frances’ memory to United Way of Colchester County are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Frances’ obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com