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George Franklin Jackson

George Franklin Jackson

Born In: Ingonish

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 31st, 2018

It is with great sadness that we, the family of George Franklin Jackson of 5 Benson Dr., Sydney, announce his passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on January 31, 2018 at the age of 96.
Born in Ingonish, he was the son of the late James and Emily Jackson.
During his working life, George worked for Parks Canada in Ingonish. He had the honour of being the very first Fire Chief of the Ingonish Volunteer Fire department, and served as the President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 105, Ingonish for a number of years. During the Second World War, George served overseas in the 3rd Division Signal Corps.
George is survived by his wife of 68 years, Noreen (Humby); two sons, Keith (Diane), and their children, Tara and Mitchell and Ken (Laura) and their children Brian, Ben and Sam, as well as sister, Evelyn MacLeod, Ingonish.
Besides his parents, George was predeceased by sister, Margaret Hardy; brothers, John, Frederick, Harry, Alfred, Charles and Leonard, and James W. in infancy.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Ingonish United Church Cemetery, at a later date, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.
Donations in memory may be made to the Ingonish United Church, or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney.
Messages and memorials may be directed to www.chantfuneralhome.ca.


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