Frank JACKSON

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JACKSON, Frank
Frank passed away peacefully, in hospital Perth, from complications of Parkinson's Disease, on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Frank Jackson, of Perth, at the age of 86. Frank is survived by Margaret "Gretta" Jackson, his devoted wife of 63 years. He was the loving and caring father to Paul (Olga), Mark (Cindy), Gail (Randy), and Suzanne (Howard). He will be lovingly remembered by his six grandchildren; Jim, Tyler, Dalyn, Devon, Gordon, and Victoria. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Elsie and Albert Jackson. Born on May 5, 1926 in Ashton- under-Lyne, England, Frank earned his Masters in Mathematics at the University of Manchester in 1953. He worked at AVRO and Summerfield, in England, and also served in the R.A.F. The family immigrated to Quebec City in 1958, where he worked at DREV (CARDE) in the Rockets Section, followed by a move to Ottawa in 1975, to work at DND. As
a youth, Frank was an avid runner, soccer, and cricket player. He enjoyed stained glass, crossword puzzles, and brewing his own
beer. Frank will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man with a clever sense of humour. The family would like to thank Dr. Tyrrell and the staff of the Great War Memorial Hospital, in Perth for caring for Frank with the dignity and compassion he so deserved. Visitation will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 11:00 a.m. until service time in the O'Dacre Family Chapel,
at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada, or to the GWM Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated. Mr. Jackson's funeral arrangements have
been entrusted to the care of the O'Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082


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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2013
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