It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Jacqueline “Jackie” Lovely on October 27, 2022. She was born on April 13, 1941 in Lorne, New Brunswick, to Arthur and Olive (Furlotte) Godin.
She died peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital (DECH) after a short battle with Alzheimer’s.
Jackie is survived by her two children, Ann Ward (David) and Darrell Lovely (Shelley); two sisters, Yvette Godin and Hilda Hayward. She was a very proud Grammie Jack to her five grandchildren, Nick, Marinda, (Tyler), Mikayla (Chris), Jason, and Ashley (Mitchell); and two great grandchildren, Alex and Kara. She was also survived by her brothers-in-law, Willard (Bonny), Eugene (Viola), Daniel (Annette) and Doug; niece, Joanne (Gary); nephew, Valmond, along with several close cousins. Jackie also had many special friends in her life, especially Cathy Sequin and Helen McHugh. Jackie had a special bond with her God Daughter, Darlene Godin.
In addition to her parents, Jackie was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Donnie, her sister, Valerie, her infant brother, Valmond, and an infant sister.
Many of you may remember Jackie as a waitress at the Zellers Skillet. She worked in the restaurant downtown and uptown for 34 years, retiring at the age of 60. There were times when you could not go anywhere without someone recognizing her. She enjoyed many hours of playing cards with friends and family, usually not winning, but she would always be up for a game. Her Wednesday nights were shared with her special friends playing radio BINGO, and again, not usually winning.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Eden’s Retirement Villa, and to the EMT’s, Doctors, Nurses, and staff at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Also, a special thank you to the nurses on 3East, Palliative Care, for taking such good care of Mom and her family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McAdam’s Funeral Home. A visitation will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:00 am at Sts. John & Paul Roman Catholic Church, 727 New Maryland Highway, with an interment to follow at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Cemetery, Lincoln.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Palliative Care Unit at the DECH, or to a charity of your choosing in Jackie’s name would be appreciated.