Calvin (Kelly) Jackson
Kelly was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan on October 16, 1923. He lived in the Tisdale area until 1935, when his family moved back to Manitoba, just north of Treherne. There he attended the Matchettville School and worked the family farm until 1947. With the return of his brothers from overseas, he went east looking for work, eventually ending up in London, Ontario, where he was involved in construction. In 1948 he married Lorna Wilson of Rathwell, Mb, and they returned to London together for 3 years before moving back to Winnipeg.
Mom and Dad originally lived in the Wolseley area, moving to Collegiate Street in St. James in 1954, where they lived for 60 years. He worked for Bristol Aerospace until 1956, then as Grounds Superintendent at CFB Winnipeg until his retirement in 1984. Dad was deeply involved in the St. James community. He volunteered for years in various capacities at Bourkevale Community Centre, and with minor hockey and baseball in St. James. He was a member of the St. James United Church and an Honorary Life Member of the United Church of Canada.
Family was important to Dad. He was involved in his children’s lives and followed the activities of his grandchildren wherever they may be across Canada. He kept in close contact with his own siblings and their families, and regularly returned to his roots in Treherne and Tisdale.
Dad had few regrets and did most of what he wanted to do in his life. In retirement he continued to travel and expanded on his handyman work around the house, at the church, and for others. He enjoyed music, dancing, curling, golf and was an avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fan.
Kelly passed away peacefully on September 27, 2020, 3 weeks short of his 97th birthday. He is survived by his wife of over 72 years Lorna, daughter Joan, sons Buster and Scott, son-in-law Doug Buckingham, daughter-in-law Nathalie Houle, 7 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
He had a memorable life; he will be missed.
Kelly, may God care for you, as you did for us. A part of me went with you the day God called you home. - Love Lorna.
A Private Family Graveside will be held at Woodlands Cemetery.
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