Jacqueline Joyce MCKERIHEN

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  • "Dear McKerihen Clan A bright light has gone out. Our..."
    - Daphne & John Richardson
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MCKERIHEN, Jacqueline Joyce (nee Benallick) - October 21, 1921 - October 26, 2012 ARCT in Singing-Solo Performer, University of Toronto 1949 On Friday morning Jackie decided Dill had waited long enough. We are very sad to announce that our beautiful song bird passed away in Owen Sound, just as she was setting off into her 92nd year. Everyone who knew her was uplifted by her warmth, her light and her positive attitude, right up to the end. Jackie was a caring school teacher, a gifted vocalist and longtime Kingsway-Lambton Church Choir member, a wonderful wife, mom, nana and friend. And a pretty darned good lawn bowler too. Jackie pursued her passion of music as a soloist and teacher. She took a placement at Humber Heights School in Weston, where she met the love of her life, fellow teacher (Arthur) Dill MCKerihen (predeceased 2006). They married on April 22, 1946 and babies followed... all in their own good time: Bob, Steve and Kathleen. Fast forward and precious grand-babies arrived (eight in nine years!): Chris, Greg and Jeff (Bob/Kate Fisher), Kelly, Lisa and Adam (Steve/Cathy Lewis) and Jenna and Jacob (Kathleen/Jeff Combee). Jackie will be greatly missed by so many cherished friends and family too numerous to name - you know who you are! Thanks to all who showed Jackie so much love over the years and particularly during the last few difficult months. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held at Kingsway Lambton United Church, 85 The Kingsway, on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please give to the Kingsway-Lambton United Church Outreach Program, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.turnerporter.ca

Published in the Toronto Star from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2012
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