Margaret Marie Jackson


Margaret (Marge) Marie Jackson passed away at the age of 86 years old in the early morning of August 28, 2021. Marge will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her sons: Robert (Lorraine) and Thomas; grandchildren: Janet (Adam) Sommerfeld, Charles, David (Lany), Alexandra (Parker) Volden, Rachael, Tyler (Julianne), Jesse (Mariah), Maggie, Jeri, and Bobby; and great grandchildren: Katerina, Amelie, William, Ava, and Benjamin. She was predeceased by : her son, Richard, parents, and siblings.
Marge was born in Madison, Missouri on July 15, 1935. She moved with her family to Whitecourt, Alberta in 1970 and later moved to the Goose Lake area where she homesteaded and built her home. Marge was talented and built her own cupboards, window frames, furniture, and other carpentry projects such as her greenhouse. A resilient, hardworking pioneer woman, she loved to garden and canned many jars of vegetables and fruit, which she shared with the family. She loved bright colours and enjoyed the many flowers inside and outside her home.
She was very comfortable living alone and could not understand why people thought she should live closer to town. Her strength came from being out in nature and she found it peaceful and serene to live in the country. Her favorite bird to watch was the owl.
A lively spirit, she was quick with her wit and had great sense of humour. She enjoyed sharing family stories with her grandchildren and with her southern accent, would recount her many life experiences living in Missouri. They will always remember her as someone who loved them with all her heart.
A caring, devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Marge will be missed for her warm smile and interesting conversations. She was one-of-a-kind lady and as someone who knew her shared, “they don’t make them like that anymore”.
Marge led a simple and humble life. Her wish was not to hold any formal ceremony at the end of her life. The Jackson family would like to express our sincere thanks for the condolences we have received during our time of bereavement.

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