ForeverMissed
Mother to Olivier Ray Howard and Elise Rose Howard.
Daughter of Kathleen Elizabeth Gardner and Peter Ray Gardner.
Brother of Andrew Ray Gardner.


This book of condolences has been created by Elise, Olivier and Andrew.

We took Sunday 27 June 2021 to grieve in private for our loss of Mummy, and big sister Jackie. 

We were at her bedside together and in agreement with her clinical team, to holt life support, after a failing 12 day fight against pneumonia in Auch Hospital, France.

She passed away peacefully a little before 4 O’clock in the afternoon.

At the time of writing we remain too upset to pass on this tragic news to you, her friends and family. 

We know how much you meant to her, and therefore to us. We recognise it is not only ourselves who will be grieving at this difficult time.

Please feel free to share this link on our behalf to those you know would want to acknowledge her life amongst us.

We hope you take this opportunity to support us and one another by entering your messages below, so that when we are strong enough we can share in any kind words you have chosen to say .

We would like to thank Father Jean Claude from Sainte - Marie d’Auch Cathedral for giving the final blessing.

Posted by Tracey Chorlton on June 28, 2022
A year may have past since you have passed Jackie, but you will never be forgotten. You were taken far too soon & too young. Memories of happy times spent together often enter my mind & I think of you with love & kindness. Until we meet again, thinking of you always T xxx
Posted by Kathryn Plowright on December 10, 2021
Celebrating your birthday darling girl as we did each year ..raising a glass and having a laugh. Olivier Elise Andrew and I feeling your presence today..and always..God Bless and i miss you x
Posted by Christine Kearney on August 11, 2021
I am so sorry to learn of Jackie's passing and wish to offer my condolences to Olivier, Elise and Andrew.

I was so shocked to learn that my beautiful cousin Jackie wasn't well, and even more shocked when Andrew told me of her sad passing. It's hard to believe that someone as lovely as Jackie was taken from us so early.

She was always full of life and lit up the room wherever she went. There was certainly never a dull moment when Jackie was around.

As children our families were very close spending many holidays and happy moments together.

We remained close when Jackie's family moved away to Buxton. We kept in touch when Jackie moved to the South of France, and visited for holidays on the farm when our children were young. Jackie was always so proud of Olivier and Elise as they have grown up and made their own ways in the world. Sadly they have lost their beautiful mother far too soon.

We spent many hours laughing and crying on long phone calls. I'll miss those conversations where we talked about our children, and looked forward together to my daughter's wedding - I'm so missing her laughing at my enormous hat.

Jackie - love you now and forever

Christine

Posted by Tracey Chorlton on July 16, 2021
Dearest Elise, Olivier & Andrew,
I have a lot of photos of Jackie I would dearly love to share with you all from our girlie holidays, but am unable to post, so if you want to contact me, I would be delighted to send them to you. email: mistycee@hotmail.co.uk
I am deeply sorry for your loss & hope these photos of happier times would bring some comfort.
kindest regards,
Tracey xxx
Posted by Nancy Borrelli on July 14, 2021
So many fond memories of Jackie. First may I express my deepest sympathy to her family. She loved you all so much. We met at Digby while Lisa and I did a last minute semester abroad, we met and connected from the start. To say she lit up the room, well more like the city. Jackie would do her best to get me over wearing jeans daily - many a dress did I borrow, and then there was hair and makeup so many things to learn in college...There were more summers in the US and UK, regret that I never made it to France. We had been in touch quite frequently with our group text over the past year and I regret that we never had our yoga session via zoom (she was worried I would make her stand on her head, but our last correspondence was actually quite touching.
We always think we have more time. Jackie will always have a place in my heart, I just wish we all had more Jackie. With love and light, Nancy
Posted by Beverly Meredith on July 9, 2021
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Jackie and remembering her fondly from our school days at Loreto College in Manchester. Always the life and soul of the party, forever smiling and happy. Thinking of her children and all her family and sending my sincere condolences.
Posted by Brendan Foley on July 6, 2021
It was the time of our young lives at Digby all those years ago and you, Jackie, were at the heart of it all. The Buxton Belle - impossibly glamorous, vivacious and impossible to ignore! We remember those times with such warmth and much of the glow came from you. I know the girls (Teresa, Bridie, Lisa, Nancy and Vania) remember you as a loyal, giving friend and you never changed as the years passed by. You were passionate, compassionate and resilient. Life dealt you a few blows along the way but you were never bowed, never beaten. Even as we mourn you, and the sorrow is deep at losing you so suddenly, too soon, you will always be the technicolour girl who lit up a monochrome world. Rest easy, Jackie X
Posted by Teresa Sheridan on July 5, 2021
There are many things I could say about Jackie and many of her friends have echoed my thoughts so beautifully and perfectly already.
Jackie was special to so many of us, her friends from Digby and of course to her beautiful children, Olivier and Elise and also to Andrew and her extended family. Jackie was a much loved friend, she was unique and we were all so blessed to have known and loved her.
Jackie was a really good friend to me. I remember the day we met and that she was wearing a white “ Fruit of the Loom” sweatshirt. I loved her accent because being from the south I hadn’t really known anyone from north of Watford.
One of my clearest memories were of all of us in her room on third East getting ready to go out - joss sticks burning and music playing. “Street Life” by Randy Crawford and “ Contact” by Edwin Starr were always on the playlist.
Living with Jackie was hilarious at times. She did have some madcap ideas, one of which was to decorate a whole room at Mrs Ivey’s in aluminium foil. We all thought she was bonkers but we went along with it -such was her enthusiasm for everything. She certainly was an influencer.
I have so many happy memories of life with Jackie, our trips to Buxton and to the “ Gaslight “ then getting up at the crack of dawn to run in the Goyt valley with her dad, the trip to Boston to see Lisa and Nancy and of course being involved in Jackie’s greatest passion, her drama productions. For all her fun and partying Jackie was hardworking and committed to her course and somehow she managed to get so many of us, her non-thespian friends, involved.
I am so thankful for having known Jackie and for spending my college years with her at Digby Stuart. It was a very special place for Jackie and a time in her life that she often recalled when we chatted over the years.
I can’t believe that the time since then has passed so quickly and that she has gone from us. I would love to tell her how much she was loved and how special she was for so many of us. She brought so much joy to my life and I wish with all my heart that I could hear her lovely, now slightly french, northern accent again.
“ A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. “
Posted by Vania Georgeson on July 5, 2021
Jackie - open-hearted, generous, outspoken and outrageously beautiful. It's impossible to capture you in words. I loved your naughty sense of humour, your spiritedness and your sense of adventure - all qualities you seem to have passed onto your children who were the great loves of your life. It is sometimes said of those that pass away, "Now, you are near to God - and God is always near".  We will keep you in our hearts, dearest friend. Rest in peace. x x x
Posted by Lisa Tarabelli on July 2, 2021
Andrew, Olivier, and Elise - I am shocked and saddened to hear about Jackie passing away. My heart breaks for you and can’t imagine what you are going through. Jackie loved you so much, was so proud of the three of you, and wished for you to take in all life has to offer. Our deepest condolences, and hope that time and beautiful memories ease your pain.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think a study abroad program landing me at Digby Stuart would result in meeting the most glamorous woman I have ever known, or making a life-long friend that spanned decades. From the moment I met Jackie in London, I was swept into her love of life, spirit of adventure, and going along for her ride – no questions asked. She along with Bridie and Teresa welcomed us into their group in London. Jackie took us to Buxton to meet her family, roam the beautiful landscape that was home to her, and to meet the men who “were dead fit” in the north. We danced, we sang, we went to concerts, discos, parties and had fun in every single moment together, all the while we were trying to keep up with her beauty and fashion tips. Thanks to Jackie, I am never without a tube of lipstick on me. Her beauty radiated from inside and her heart was full of love for all those she came into contact with. I feel so lucky that she came to Boston a few times over the years – first with a large group from Digby, then with Jamie, and then as a flight attendant with her stopovers in our city. She always let me know if there was a chance she could get away and see us, no matter how short a time. My American friends fell instantly in love with her, who wouldn’t? And lucky for me, I got to spend time in our third country together when I visited her at her farm in France. To see my beautiful friend living life on the farm, caring for the land and animals, trading her high heels for Wellies, and loving every minute of this new life made me realize how truly special and interesting she was. She was in a league of her own, could be happy anywhere, and light up the room no matter where that room was!

To her family and friends, if your life and travels ever bring you to Boston, please come stay with Jimmy and me. We would love to toast Jackie with you and share our stories. I think she would want that! Open invitation.

Jackie, rest in peace my dear friend. Every time I hear a Brian Ferry and Robert Palmer song, I will think of you with love and gratitude for having you in my life. Until we meet again. Missing you, Lisa ox
Posted by Bridie Grant on July 1, 2021
I was deeply shocked to hear of Jackie's passing. It has taken time to process,and find the right words to express my sadness. Jackie has been taken from all who loved her, too soon.
I remember Jackie...so full of vim, vitality, gorgeous and a mighty craic!
We met at Digby and shared three years of our lives together. First on Third East, then Mrs Ivey's in Putney and lastly Mr Patel's in Fulham. Anyone who knew Jackie, Teresa and I, will know these places, as life was one big party. Jackie loved London and wanted to experience and embrace all the sights, sounds and fashion. She was a trailblazer for all of us!
After college our friendship was irregular, but Jackie, over the years, always made the effort to ring for a chat to see how life was treating us.
Over the last couple of years she has shared her life in Gers via a WhatsApp group and we chatted recently. Her feisteness was still evident. Her overwhelming desire for Olivier and Elise to experience the best that life has to offer was also evident.She was proud of their achievements.
She loved her animals too. As far back as college days, I remember her getting up at the crack of dawn to help 'muck out' voluntarily at stables in Roehampton . Recently, she shared many photos of her beloved pooch and had many a tale to tell about rescuing animals.
So many fond memories...my heart goes out to Olivier, Elise and Andrew. We have been with you in spirit through these last dark days. The service today sounded just perfect with the sun shining, just how Jackie would have liked it. Knowing how Jackie loved her music, the songs chosen by Elise were beautiful and the words poignant. Jackie would be so proud Elise.
Because someone we love is in Heaven, there is a little bit of Heaven in our homes. It's never easy losing a friend...I will remember you Jackie, always xxx
Posted by Linda van Hees on July 1, 2021
May care and love, provide the comfort and peace to help all of you through this sad time. My heartfelt condolences
Posted by Caroline Marsan on June 30, 2021
So very sorry to hear that Jacqui has left this world so young, she was so vibrant and full of life, we shared many good times together, and laughed alot.
My sincere condolences to Elise, Olivier and Andrew
Posted by Valerie Rogers on June 29, 2021
So sorry to hear about the loss of Jacqui and sending condolences to Elise and Olivier as well as Andrew.
Jacqui and I lived near each other in Buxton in our teenage years - and although went to different schools, were good friends socially and spent many a night out at youth clubs, house parties and in Buxton’s pubs / Broad Walk weekend disco. Jacqui was a real character - full of life and energy with a great sense of humour.
We were in touch in recent years through social media and Jacqui was clearly still a fun, kind and thoughtful person, lover of animals and the countryside, taken sadly far too early. RIP Jacqui ❤️
Val (Turner)
Posted by Stephen Tiffany on June 29, 2021
As a young child Jackie was always full of adventure and keen to experience life to the full. On camping trips to the English Lake District she was prepared to jump into puddles with no fear of the consequences. Jackie's mother was my auntie Kathleen who was also full of life and enjoyed travelling in the uk throughout the 1960s. Auntie Agnes was the younger sister to Kathleen and very fond of her niece Jackie. For several years the Gardner's and Tiffany families lived in Horsforth in west Yorkshire and spent lots of happy times together. When the Gardner family moved to Buxton many things changed but the two families remained close and I can remember several visits to renovate the house on Buxton old road. Jackie developed several new friendships in Buxton and was very popular. Travelling the world with British Airways was her passion and profession for years but mother to two beautiful children was her greatest pleasure.
Jackie was always keen to maintain contact with relatives in England during her time in France . Jackie enjoyed Long distance phone calls to the uk and we shared some great memories together
J
Love from uncle Derek, cousin Stephen and all the Tiffany family in stockport
Posted by Paul Bermingham on June 29, 2021
Such a fun loving person, full of character, friends with so many and I remember with great affection fro Digby Stuart days. Such a sad loss to all who knew her and condolences to the family. RIP Jacqui and thanks for letting us know you and enjoy your company 
Posted by Andy Velasco on June 29, 2021
As life’s eye blinks - your gone
As front door clicks - all gone
All the words unsaid - it’s done
In the Summer rain - all done
Hear a laughing child - no more
But the horses wild - Evermore!

Never gone JG - Andy V x
          
Posted by Tracey Chorlton on June 29, 2021
Sending my sincere condolences to Andrew, Olivier & Elise. Jackie & I met in France via my runaway dog Simba. Jackie had a big heart, super kind, full of fun & loved both humans & animals deeply. We had a lot of fun on our girlie trips. Although we lost touch over the years I often thought of you Jackie & am deeply sorry to hear of your passing at such an early age. Your love & laughter will continue to shine above us all in heaven. Sleep well until I join you for a girlie reunion in a heavenly location. Love always T xx
Posted by Kate Perry on June 29, 2021
Sleep tight gorgeous Jackie. We will miss your infectious laugh and bubbly personality. We have spent some wonderful times together over the years and thank you so much for all the love and support you have given. You have been there for us in good times and bad for which we will be always thankful for. You were instrumental in making our wedding in France the most awesome occasion. Sending our heartfelt sympathy to Olivier, Elise, Andrew and all family members and connections. All our love Kate, Neil and Maddie.
Posted by Elder Flower on June 29, 2021
It’s always the people who were the life and soul of the party, you find the most difficult to believe they’re gone. I remember our Digby days, when we shared her leopard print dress and partied hard, and at the Gaslight in Buxton.  Beautiful girl, she will be missed . Love Conna xxx
Posted by Sandy Price on June 29, 2021
Jackie will never be forgotten. We had many laughs and party times and I have alot of fun, fond memories of my time with Jackie and it is so sad that her life has been cut so short. We had lost touch but memories of our younger years as friends stay forever. I send my heartfelt condolences to Elise, Olivier and Andrew. 
Posted by Ivan Macquisten on June 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss. At uni Jacqui was one of those people who was always full of life, laughing and at the centre of the fun. Vitality itself. A sad day x
Posted by Kevin Tayler on June 28, 2021
Jackie you will be sorely missed. Will always treasure happy memories of our time in Digby - sleep tight , Darcy xx
Posted by Chris Price on June 28, 2021
Sleep tight dear friend ,memories of our alma mater,and recent hilarious late night chats,will always remain, pricey xx
Posted by Kathryn Plowright on June 28, 2021
At this raw and emotional time I cannot find the words, so forgive me God son, Elise and Andy, for now I will simply share this which my beloved Jax and I prised above all other mournful sentiments. Sending my heart felt love and condolences to you all.

She Is Gone
You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
David Harkins 1981
Posted by paul lehane on June 28, 2021
We miss you Jackie.
You made an impact & will stay in our hearts & memories..sleep well.

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Posted by Tracey Chorlton on June 28, 2022
A year may have past since you have passed Jackie, but you will never be forgotten. You were taken far too soon & too young. Memories of happy times spent together often enter my mind & I think of you with love & kindness. Until we meet again, thinking of you always T xxx
Posted by Kathryn Plowright on December 10, 2021
Celebrating your birthday darling girl as we did each year ..raising a glass and having a laugh. Olivier Elise Andrew and I feeling your presence today..and always..God Bless and i miss you x
Posted by Christine Kearney on August 11, 2021
I am so sorry to learn of Jackie's passing and wish to offer my condolences to Olivier, Elise and Andrew.

I was so shocked to learn that my beautiful cousin Jackie wasn't well, and even more shocked when Andrew told me of her sad passing. It's hard to believe that someone as lovely as Jackie was taken from us so early.

She was always full of life and lit up the room wherever she went. There was certainly never a dull moment when Jackie was around.

As children our families were very close spending many holidays and happy moments together.

We remained close when Jackie's family moved away to Buxton. We kept in touch when Jackie moved to the South of France, and visited for holidays on the farm when our children were young. Jackie was always so proud of Olivier and Elise as they have grown up and made their own ways in the world. Sadly they have lost their beautiful mother far too soon.

We spent many hours laughing and crying on long phone calls. I'll miss those conversations where we talked about our children, and looked forward together to my daughter's wedding - I'm so missing her laughing at my enormous hat.

Jackie - love you now and forever

Christine

her Life
Mother to Olivier Ray Howard and Elise Rose Howard.
Daughter of Kathleen Elizabeth Gardner and Peter Ray Gardner.
Brother of Andrew Ray Gardner.


This book of condolences has been created by Elise, Olivier and Andrew.

We took Sunday 27 June 2021 to grieve in private for our loss of Mummy, and big sister Jackie. 

We were at her bedside together and in agreement with her clinical team, to holt life support, after a failing 12 day fight against pneumonia in Auch Hospital, France.

She passed away peacefully a little before 4 O’clock in the afternoon.

At the time of writing we remain too upset to pass on this tragic news to you, her friends and family. 

We know how much you meant to her, and therefore to us. We recognise it is not only ourselves who will be grieving at this difficult time.

Please feel free to share this link on our behalf to those you know would want to acknowledge her life amongst us.

We hope you take this opportunity to support us and one another by entering your messages below, so that when we are strong enough we can share in any kind words you have chosen to say .

We would like to thank Father Jean Claude from Sainte - Marie d’Auch Cathedral for giving the final blessing.
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