Blanche Mary (Duke) Jackman

April 2, 1923 ~ July 8, 2021 (age 98)


Blanche Jackman

North Sydney

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Blanche Mary Jackman at the age of 98, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Northside Community Guest Home. 

Born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland on April 2, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (McCarthy) Duke.  For a number of years Blanche was employed at the Metropolitan Store in North Sydney.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, a former member of the CWL and Children of Mary.  She enjoyed bingo, ladies card night and doing word finds.  Blanche was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by her children, Barbara (Mike) Dundon, Lower Sackville, Noella Bragg, Michael Jackman and Marcel Jackman (Elise), all of North Sydney; her grandchildren Robert Dundon, Todd Dundon, Jennifer Bragg-Boutilier, Scott Bragg, Shaun Jackman, Cynthia Jackman and Michelle Jackman.  Also surviving is her half-sister Peg Mallott in Ohio, nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Maurice Jackman, her daughter Mary Elizabeth, her second husband Allister Grant, her step-father Val Conway, her brother Jim Duke, her sisters Eva MacDonald, Patricia Byrne, half-brother William Conway; step-sisters Kathleen Jackman, May Byrne, Nell Conway, step-brothers Tom Conway, Charles Conway, Fred Conway and Henry Conway.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Northside Guest Home for the care shown to our mother.

Visitation for Blanche will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.  A funeral mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating.  Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Covid-19 restrictions will be in place at the funeral home and church with mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association, Northside Hospital Foundation or the Northside Community Guest Home.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at  



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July 11, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
W. J. Dooley Funeral Service Ltd.
107 Pleasant St
North Sydney, NS B2A 1L9

Funeral Mass
July 12, 2021

2:00 PM
St. Joseph Church
Archibald Avenue
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1L9

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