It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jacqueline (Jacky) Marie Ross (nee Meyer). Born April 9th 1930 in Alsace France, Jacky celebrated a full and wonderful 88+ years. On the morning of August 6th 2018, suddenly but most peacefully while in the care of the emergency department of the Montreal General Hospital, with her daughter Caroline Ross and son in law Michael Verrall at her side, Jacky moved on from this earth and into the universe where she is no doubt fixing and rearranging her new realm.
She is also survived by her eldest daughter Bettina Jenkala (nee Attal), son in law Harvey, grandsons Daniel and Adam Jenkala as well as siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews and close and loving friends too numerous to list.
Jacky, with her “joie de vivre”, has left us with a rich legacy of indelible impressions and memories shared by all who knew and loved her – at her home at the Manoir Westmount, here in Montreal, across the country the continent or the oceans of the world. We all know Jacky was the main character in her own life, a unique individual of experience, world travel and accomplishments.
Some of Jacky’s many accomplishments aside from admired mother, grandmother, friend, companion, confidant, must include her varied careers. She worked in interior decoration and design, Commercial window dressing fabrication and design, was a Public relations consultant at The Ritz-Carlton. Highly educated in palliative care, Jacky devoted 25 years to Hospice Palliative volunteer work at both the Royal Victoria and Montreal General Hospitals. Jacky was a leader of Educational programs at Thomas More Institute. She was Directress of social awareness and life.
Throughout her journey, Jacky presented herself with flair and pizzazz.
Her eye for design and fashion whether she wore it, lived it, designed it, borrowed it or purchased it created those interesting and beautiful results that were uniquely Jacky and that we were fortunate to share.
Her family and friends, both near and far will all miss her terribly, but with love in our hearts we have to say Adieu…for now…
A special celebration of Jacky’s life will be by private invitation Tuesday August 14th, 2018
***In lieu of flowers and with the memory of Jacky in mind, please make a donation to a charity of your choice***