Mary Primrose Wright (Jackson)
Wright, Mary Primrose (Jackson), Juneau, Alaska
It is with regret and sadness that Prim’s family announce her sudden passing on September 29, 2012, at her home in Juneau, Alaska. She was born on August 31,1924, to the late Marjorie (Neily) and Manning Jackson and was raised with her eight siblings on the country farm in Clarence, Annapolis County. Graduating from Lawrencetown High School, Prim excelled in scholastic abilities. Her dream to become a nurse failed to materialize, and so she spent several years working in Middleton. At that time Middleton was quite a distance from home. Her first employment was with Andrew’s Department Store, but later she became a nursing assistant and receptionist with the well-known Dr. Hugh Kelly. When her brother, Vance, was home on furlough with the R.C.A.F., he brought with him his friend and comrade, Ervin, “Ed” David Wright of BC. Vance introduced Prim to his buddy, and it was then that she found the love of her life. The couple was married after the war on April 19, 1946, and they travelled north to Alaska where they made their home for many years and where they raised their four children. Prim was a stay-at-home mom who dedicated her life to loving, caring and providing for her kids and her husband. Nevertheless, she never forgot her Canadian roots and the well-being of her family and friends in Nova Scotia. Over the years she winged her way across Canada many, many times to visit her mother and siblings, and each of us will cherish the memories of her devotion and good times together. Prim was an amazing sister, the matriarch of the family, wife, mother and grandmother, aunt and friend, and her legacy will live on through her family.
She is survived and will be sadly missed by her four children and seven grandkids in the USA, as well as brothers, Fred (Helen) River Hebert, Warren (Sandra) on the home farm in Clarence, Vance at the DVA Hospital, Middleton; sisters, Gertrude “Jackie” (Frank) Harvey of Truro, Margaret (Don) Weatherbe of Dartmouth, Pauline (Clayton) Spicer of Truro; sister-in-law Marion (Jackson) Webber of Clarence. Prim will also be sadly missed by her extensive circle of nieces and nephews who span the globe, and will remember “Auntie Prim” with love and respect.
Besides her parents, Prim was predeceased by brothers Douglas and Laurence.
Cremation has taken place and Prim will rest beside her beloved husband Ed on October 23, 2012 after a family graveside service.
The sun sets over a green valley,
Flowers draw, petals close,
And mountains seem to stretch their tiny peaks
As if preparing for a good night’s sleep
How beautiful, how tender is that rest everlasting
The end of earthly strife and pain.