Alan S. Jackson
It is with heartfelt sadness that we the family announce the passing of Alan S. Jackson age 93, on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Northside General Hospital. Alan was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to many.
Born in Upper North Sydney, July 22, 1925, Alan was the son of the late Sid and Pearl (Chislett) Jackson. Alan was a lifelong resident of Upper North Sydney, he was a dairy farmer by profession and had a passion like no other for Holstein cows. He was highly respected by dairy farmers for his ability in the selection of champion cows. He was an active community member having served on the Board of Directors of Eastern Dairy Foods of Eastern Nova Scotia, President of the local Federation of Agriculture, Board of Directors Artificial Breeders Association of Nova Scotia, received in May of 1975 at the Holstein Breeders Association spring show the award for champion cow, was manager of the Cape Breton Farmers Exhibition for ten years, Chairman of the Board of Directors United Farmers Co-op, was a member of the municipal water commission, member of Board of Directors Lakeside Cemetery, member of the Royal Albert Masonic Lodge, was the oldest living Past Grandmaster of the Masonic Lodge of Nova Scotia. Alan was in younger years an avid hockey player and referee, was awarded a medal in 1944 as the most graceful skater, he enjoyed fly fishing, ballroom dancing, curling at the Seaview Curling Club.
Alan is survived by his son Neil (Sheila) Jackson, daughter Alana (Tom) Hartigan, his grandchildren Neil (Susan) Wilkie, Alana (Jason) Belgrave, Dennis Jackson, Kate Hartigan (Mitch Sutherland), Jack Hartigan (Rebeccah Slaunwhite), Jenna Hartigan (Jordan Galbraith), great grandchildren Owen and Rory Wilkie, Chase Hartigan and Banner Belgrave, his sisters Norma (Roy) Hemming, Bette Crewe, Esther (Sandy) Evans, brother Lyman (Tingy) Jackson, a number of nieces and nephews. Also left to mourn are special friends Elaine MacNeil and Joel Dunn.
Besides his parents Alan was predeceased by his wife Lovey (Eleanor Nugent) Jackson and by his brother-in-law Ross Crewe.
The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. John Kirkpatrick and the nursing staff at Northside General Hospital for their care and compassion.
Visitation for Alan will be held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A masonic service will be held 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in the Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. Giles Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ritchie Robinson and Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com .
“Forever Loved. Always Remembered.”