Obituary of Phyllis Cecila Jackson
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Phyllis Cecila Jackson, a beloved mother and longtime resident of Radium Hot Springs, passed away on May 19, 2023, just a few days shy of her 93rd Birthday. Phyllis, with her late husband Ray (passed away in 2015), moved their family to Radium in 1964 where they built and operated the Mountain View Motel until 1980. Phyllis was always involved as a community volunteer. She served as a two-term Councilor on Radium’s First Village council. She was a prominent member, fundraiser, and organizer of the Radium Seniors. Phyllis served for several years on the Hospital board and even more years as a volunteer with Edgewater/Radium Women's Auxiliary. Phyllis had received numerous awards for her volunteer service including Citizen Of The Year (1991), and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2014). People will also remember Phyllis as a volunteer with the Catholic Church and more recently the Radium Library.
Phyllis was born May 1930 in Edmonton. She trained as a nurse at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, graduating in 1951. She married Charles Raymond Jackson in 1953 in Edmonton, where they lived and began their family. In 1959 they moved to Calgary as a result of an employment transfer for her husband before moving to Radium in 1964.
Phyllis was most proud of being a loving mother to her eight children, who all survive her, along with 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Phyllis was predeceased by her brother Ted, and is survived by her brother Edwin and sister Rose Marie. She had numerous friends and many relatives from her very large Halwa family.
The funeral will be held on Friday June 16th, at the St Joseph Catholic Church in Radium at 11:00 AM. There will be a reception to follow at the Radium Community Hall from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Columbia Valley Food Bank or the Radium Stations of the Cross.
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