Jaki (Jacqueline) Mary

Born August 21, 1947 in St. John, New Brunswick; passed away peacefully on May 29, 2012 in Richmond Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. Pre-deceased by her parents, Carl Matthew Britten (2006) and Margaret Britten (2001), Jaki is survived by her husband, Richard (RJ) Lea Johnson; two daughters, Jaki (Yersin Yung) and Kathi; grandchildren, Jordan and Justin, as well as her siblings: Jo (Ewart Blackmore), Patrick (Linda Merry), Diane, Ron (Shirl), Pam, Mike (Karren), and Barb (Mike Gillespie). Jaki will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews as well as extended family on her husband’s side, and the many friends, co-workers and tenants whose hearts have been touched by her.

Jaki resided in many locations including Camp Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Fargo North Dakota, Montreal, Abbotsford, McBride, Nanaimo and Qualicum.

Jaki gave generously of her time and life, to improve the world for her family and her community, and provide for her loved ones, who were all very dear to her. Rarely one to miss her children’s sporting events, you would often find “Mom” transporting athletes or cheering from the sidelines. She continued this practice when able, with her grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the caring doctors and nurses from Victoria and Nanaimo who cared for Jaki over the past few months and more recently, the staff of the ICU at Richmond Hospital.

A celebration of Jaki’s life will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm at Cavallotti Lodge, 2060 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 5V2.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society or Diabetes Association.

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