A lifetime resident of the area, Jackouline MacNeil (nee Merkley) passed away suddenly at home on Monday, July 15, 2013. She was 59.
Jackouline was born in Brockville on February 8, 1954 to her parents Ralph and Dora Merkley (nee Armstrong) and lived her entire life on Hutt Road.
On May 7, 1977 she married John MacNeil and together they had four children Cecil, Little John, Donald and Victoria.
Jackouline was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and making costumes celebrating special occasions such as Christmas and Halloween.
Christmas was her favourite time of year and her favourite television shows were Heartland and Coronation Street.
Jackouline is survived by her husband John, her children Cecil (Ashley Pope) of R.R# 3 Williamsburg, Little John (Julie Edmonds) of R.R.# 1 Iroquois, Donald (Jesse Hitsman) of Morrisburg and Victoria MacNeil at home and her siblings Edith (Duane) Gore of Glen Becker, Ralph Merkley of Ottawa and Roy (Sheila) Merkley of Riverside Heights.
Jackouline will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Bryce, Samaraha, Mason, Zack, Alicia and Jake.
She was predeceased by her sisters Flossie Royle and Muriel Bylow and her brothers Cyril, Alan, Albert, Ross, Oliver, Ivan, Robert, Garnet, Don, Earl, Hubert and Jack Merkley. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service was held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, July 18th at 11 a.m., with Pastor Marcel Charette officiating.
Cremation followed. Interment of cremated remains will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.
Donations to the Diabetes Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com