Molly (Crockett) Jackson, age 90, passed away peacefully at the Colchester East Hants Health Center on June 18 th, 2020 with her family by her side. Born in Thorburn to Helen (Kirkwood) and Earl Crockett, Molly spent her younger years in Thorburn and Stellarton. Following her marriage to Bob Jackson, she lived in New Glasgow where they raised their family. She spent the last years of her life at Parkland in Truro.
Molly attended school in Stellarton, graduating in the Class of 46 and then went on to Normal College in Truro (‘47). She first taught in a one room schoolhouse in Marshy Hope and then worked at the Power Board in Stellarton. After her children were all in school, she returned to teaching in New Glasgow where she taught for many years. She believed in the importance of education and encouraged her children to strive for success, always taking pride in their accomplishments. She was involved in Lionettes, the Red Hats, golf, bridge, and painting, and a proud volunteer of Women Alike Abreast A River Dragon Boat Team. She was a member of Sharon St. John United Church. She loved simple things: animals, birds, flowers, music, and most of all her family. For several years she spent winters in Florida enjoying the beach and time spent with Shirley and Girvan and her Florida friends. Her most favorite place was her cottage at Roy’s Island where she spent her summers. Mom was a kind, gentle soul who enjoyed time with friends and family as well as helping others.
Molly will be lovingly remembered by her children: Kathy (Dave) MacPhee, Stellarton, Rob, Dartmouth, and Jane, Halifax, and her sister Shirley (Greenshields) Fraser, Kingston, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob.
In her time at Parkland Truro, Molly was a cheerful resident who enjoyed the company of others and participated in many activities for enjoyment. We are thankful to all the staff at Parkland Truro for their caring, kindness, and compassionate support for her, our family, and all residents. We would also like to thank the many health professionals who have helped Molly on her journey in life.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery on Wednesday, June 24 th at 11 am for family and close friends. COVID 19 restrictions will be respected. It is the family’s hope that a Celebration of Life can be held at a later date when we are all able to gather to remember Molly together. Arrangements are under the direction of R. H. Porter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Molly’s memory may be made to Sharon St. John United Church or a charity of your choice.