Jacqueline Angeline James

Jacqueline Angeline James

January 5th 1940 – June 18th 2010

It is with great sadness that the family of Jacqueline (Jackie) James (née Legault) wishes to announce her passing after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully in her home, the way she wanted to, surrounded by her loving family in Kelowna B.C.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her beloved soul mate and husband for 45 years Welland James (Welly), her devoted daughter Shelley (David Dickie), her devoted son Jason (Kara) and four loving grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jory, Brette and Tyler.

Jacqueline is the daughter of the late William (Bill) Legault and Liliane (née Doré) Legault. She is survived by five sisters and two brothers – Cécile Legault, Margaret Thompson (Moe), Frances Bray (late Arthur) of Cornwall; Bruno (Jacqueline) of Blainville P.Q.; Robert (Trish) of Kitchener; Rachelle Barry (Bernard) of Picton; Denise Rowe (Pat) of Kingston.

She is predeceased by one sister Elizabeth (late Babe) Lefebvre; four brothers: Edouard (Antoinette), Marcel (Dolores), Maurice (Thérese), and Roland (Pat).

Jackie will always be remembered for her energy, her determination, her optimism and her caring nature. She delighted every person she met and she lit up every room with her infectious smile. Over the years, she has spread joy and happiness everywhere she went.

The family would like to give special thanks to all the nurses on 4B at Kelowna General Hospital and to the Palliative Care Team. They would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Chris Livingston, Dr Mary Wall, and Dr. Victor and to her favourite nurse Sherri Mullens for the special attention they gave her during her sickness. They went above and beyond the call of duty to make her smile by providing her with such gentle care and respect during her illness.

A private cremation will be held at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna on June 21st. Family and friends are invited to join us for her Funeral Mass at St Francis the Sales Parish in Cornwall Ontario at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 2nd. Internment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery followed by a reception at the Knights of Columbus Hall at the corner of 2nd Street and Amelia.

In Jacqueline’s memory, donations may be made to Canadian Blood Services so that other cancer patients can benefit the way Jackie did, to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.