JACKA, Phillip

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Phillip Jacka on December 10th, 2020 at the age of 74.

Phillip was born in the sub-district of Rhymney in the County of Monmouth, Wales on March 18, 1946. He was born to Edwin and Ethel, being the youngest of three children, brother Ian and sister Beryl.  At the age of 10 he and his family moved to Canada where he completed his education and started working in the Insurance industry.

In 1970, living in Ontario he married Leila and they had two children, Lennard Duane and Elain Maryellen.  Soon after having their second child, they moved out West to Alberta where he continued his career in insurance, building strong relationships and having much success.

Phillip will be forever remembered with love by his son, Duane; daughter, Elain; son-in-law, Rodrigo; grandson, Javert; his brother, Ian; and sister-in-law, Elisabete; as well as his sister Beryl. Throughout the years many came to think of Phillip as dad, he was always so honoured to have so many adopted kids. 

Dad made a big impression on the people that he met throughout his life either by teaching at university, through his career, coaching his children in both hockey and soccer, and especially around the Arabian horse competitions (one of his biggest passions). He was a true animal lover, devoted father, and a true friend.

What goes through many people’s hearts when thinking about Dad, is somebody that would go out of his way to help anyone no matter if he knew them or not. He would do so by either rolling up his sleeves to fix something, being there to lend a shoulder or give some advice, or by donating every year to the several associations that were close to his heart.  Among some of the charities he donated to each year were The Children’s Stollery Hospital, Adopt a Teen, The Canadian Cancer Society and the University of Alberta. 

The last 3 years of his life will be remembered the most by the devotion that he had towards his grandson Javert. Grandpa Phil loved to take care, cuddle, kiss, play and tuck him into bed each night. The light and love shared between the two of them was unlike any other.

Phil is now joining his parents Edwin and Ethel and enjoying a gallop across a field on Mover with Zory galloping beside (the first two horses that joined our family). 

Dad you are forever in our hearts, we love you                                          





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Gail Tory

Elain I have just now learned about Phil’s passing. I am so incredibly sorry. Your father really was a kind, gentle soul. He loved his family first and the Arabian horse secondly. Phil dedicated himself to causes that he had a passion for. Calgary Arabian Horse Associarion being one of them not to mention the rest. He loved to watch you ride and he was so proud. I never got to meet your brother although Phil talked of him often.

I was thinking about Phil tonight and I pulled him up on google and there was the obituary. It made me very sad.

I am truly sorry that Phil is no longer with us but I do know he is taking care of some beautiful Arabian horses in a very special place

Frances Badrock

I first met Philip while my grandaught Brit was riding.onething we had in common was being from Welsh famley mine are North Wales and his where South Wales mine àre from Flintshire. plus my husbands name is Philip .he had so much pride in his girl his face would light up when she was riding she is going to miss him so much. But everyone is there for you .love u

Stacey Tomlinson

Sincere condolences to Elain and the rest of the family. I have many fond memories of showing Arabians with Phil and Elain. Much love to you all.

Tracy Palmer

Phil, you meant so much to me. A dad figure for sure and just such a pure heart. You will forever be missed, never forgot abs always loved ♥️

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