It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Reta Annie Jackson of Sherwood Park at the age of 81 years. Reta will be lovingly remembered by her sisters Eileen and Joyce as well as her children Joyce, Tom, Peter, Charles and Colin (and their spouses) as well as by her 13 grandchildren and 7 great-granddaughters.
Reta was born to Clayton and Annie McGhan December 5, 1934 and lived most of her life in the Clover Bar/Bremner area of Strathcona County. She became a school teacher and taught in northern Alberta before marrying Richard (Dick) Jackson and moving back to the homestead in Bremner. Together they started a dairy, raised a family and started a horse boarding operation. The horses brought many young people to the farm and she became a second mom to many, welcoming all to her home and her dinner table. Reta came to know Jesus as her personal Saviour as a teen, reflecting Him in all she did throughout her life in her own quiet way. She has gone Home to be with Dick (2014), her husband of 59 years, as well as her parents Clayton (2000) and Annie (1969) McGhan and her siblings Alfred (2016) and Viola (2011). A memorial service will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church (10815-76 Avenue, Edmonton) at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 28, 2016.
Because of Reta’s love for people, especially youngsters, and her passion for horses, we would like donations to be sent to Teen Time (13013 156 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 0A2) in lieu of flowers.