Obituary of Terri Jackson
Terri Jackson, 51
Glace Bay, NS
With deep sorrow and broken hearts, we the family regret to announce the passing of our beautiful wife, mother, sister, friend Terri Jackson, age 51, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Terri was the daughter of the late Viola O’Donnell, Glace Bay.
Terri absolutely loved life and lived it to its fullest. Terri believed in people and would make you believe you could do anything you put your mind to, she had a contagious and powerful uplifting energy and a smile that would light up any room she entered.
If you were fortunate enough to have met Terri, you would never forget her; you would remember her smile, compassion, and the interest she would take in everyone she met, she was as genuine as she was beautiful.
Terri’s greatest love was her family, she loved the special times they would all gather, especially at Christmas, they would all share the same stories of growing up, they would laugh, cry and all celebrate being together, we will all cherish those memories.
Terri’s husband Keith and son Christian meant everything to her, seldom would you see one without the other, and she gushed when talking about the love and pride she had for them, and the pride as she spoke about Christian, who gave her so much to be proud of , and shared a lifetime of quality time with them.
Terri grew up playing all sports, but in her early years, softball was her passion, she made great memories and gained lifelong friendships from baseball.
At age 40 Terri found a new passion, CrossFit, and this passion led her to becoming a coach and joined forces with Keely Wadden at CrossFit D10, and together with Kerri MacDonald, set out to change peoples lives through fitness and nutrition. Terri’s positive attitude, patience, determination, and a love for helping people, made a huge impact on many lives, not only by exercise, but a shoulder to cry on, her advice or just to listen to someone, she was always there. “Can’t” was not a word in her vocabulary.
Another love of hers was golf, she was a member of The Lingan Golf and Country Club, and could be found most days playing alongside her sister Betty, not necessarily in her own fairway, but I think that was her way of talking to other groups on the course, She was always working on her swing and always asking advice from Jamie or Skylar or anyone who would stop to talk to her, if you ever dropped by the garage, good chance she had a club in her hand watching a golf video.
Terri was also a DIY Queen, if she seen it, she could make it, from drapes to Halloween costumes, to interior design, she could make the impossible, possible. She spent countless hours making our house “our home.” Terri was employed with MacKenzie Morgan Law, alongside long-time friend Darren Morgan, together they grew a busy law practice. Terri’s work ethic was as she approached life, 100%. The needs of her clients were her main priority and would not leave her office until she was certain that she had done everything she could have possibly done for them.
Left to mourn this tragic loss are loving husband Keith of 24 years, son Christian; brothers Bernie (Julie), Kevin (Shirley) Doublett, Sheldon (Colleen), Jimmy (Angie), Kevin (Cindy); sisters Louise Warren, April (Kevin) Hawco, Betty (Minnow) Bourgeois, and June Axworthy; brother in laws Bobby(Brenda)Jackson, Blaine (Tammy), and sister in law Angela(Peter) Melnick, as well as father in law Bobby Jackson, and several nieces and nephews.
Along with her mom, Terri was predeceased by her mother-in-law Kay Jackson.
As per the family’s request, there will be no visitation, a private family service has taken place under the care and compassion of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS. 902.849.4199.
Memorial donations may be made in Terri’s memory to the Salvation Army or to the Glace Bay Food Bank.
A special thank you to the staff (Nurses and Doctors) ER Department at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, to Dr. Kent Cadegan, and to a special Angel, VON Nancey Kuta George.
Words of condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com.
6 Rounds of:
5 Clean and Jerks
7 Lateral Burpees
14 Box Jumps
4 Dead Lifts