ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jacqueline Marie Ternowski 76 years old , born on August 30, 1935 and passed away on September 21, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Brad Chadwick on September 21, 2015
Gosh, how does one decide which memory to leave of Aunt Jackie.... there are SO many fond memories. I think I would have to say LOVE is the best word to summarize them all into one, as i'm sure we all can all safely say we felt Aunt Jackie's love. in all the ways she touched each of our lives and hearts, in the simple things she did each and every day.The fact that we are sharing our memories of her here is testament to the love we all felt for her, and her spirit lives on through our memories of her and how she managed to touch each of us with her love. May each of us pass on the love that she shared with others, as a tribute to Aunt Jackie's memory ...so that she will always be remembered. Miss you always Aunt Jackie. xo
Posted by Doug Ternowski on November 10, 2011
mom was there for me always , she took me to my hockey games.i enjoyed every minutes she spent with me . I will truely miss her , for ever in my heart she will be . I think till the day i die there wont be a moment i wont cry wishing she was here .......
Posted by Pat Lycett on September 23, 2011
I think there are many adults in this area who owe their early formative years to Jackie. She cared for them,taught them and nurtured them. Now many have children of thier own and use the skills she gave them. A very special lady who will be missed.
Posted by Jonathan Collie on September 22, 2011
I remember being babysat by auntie jackie for a few years when I was young. My older brother made me eat dog poo in her backyard. When I told aunt jackie she told me I was going to grow hair on my tounge and laughed! So I went to the bathroom and proceeded to shave my tounge.lol
Posted by Marie Scrivener on September 22, 2011
I'll always remember going many places with Jackie. It seemed like she always wanted me along. Often I would stay overnite when they lived on Patterson St. and she would take me to the store, which was on the Gore where the vacuum place is now, to buy penny candy.
Posted by Cheryl Blake on September 22, 2011
Aunt Jackie, my godmother,babysat me,and all 3 off my children. Memories oh.dip it in a motel room in sandusky ohio, making my kids eat mac and cheese with pepper and ketchup, chasing after Don with a fly swatter for years at norfolk. the cocsc and her dedication to the fans...xo
Posted by Leesa Maxwell-Harrington on September 22, 2011
Jackie could sell Nevada tickets, make change, talk to many people....AND still not drop a stitch in her knitting! Jackie was a woman of great dignity. Jackie always had a smile on her face and said hello when she saw you, always asked how you were and waited to hear the answer.
Posted by Karen Noss on September 22, 2011
I remember trying to teach mom how to skate, even using a chair to try to stay on her feet did not work, good thing she had a good patted behind.

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Posted by Brad Chadwick on September 21, 2015
Gosh, how does one decide which memory to leave of Aunt Jackie.... there are SO many fond memories. I think I would have to say LOVE is the best word to summarize them all into one, as i'm sure we all can all safely say we felt Aunt Jackie's love. in all the ways she touched each of our lives and hearts, in the simple things she did each and every day.The fact that we are sharing our memories of her here is testament to the love we all felt for her, and her spirit lives on through our memories of her and how she managed to touch each of us with her love. May each of us pass on the love that she shared with others, as a tribute to Aunt Jackie's memory ...so that she will always be remembered. Miss you always Aunt Jackie. xo
Posted by Doug Ternowski on November 10, 2011
mom was there for me always , she took me to my hockey games.i enjoyed every minutes she spent with me . I will truely miss her , for ever in my heart she will be . I think till the day i die there wont be a moment i wont cry wishing she was here .......
Posted by Pat Lycett on September 23, 2011
I think there are many adults in this area who owe their early formative years to Jackie. She cared for them,taught them and nurtured them. Now many have children of thier own and use the skills she gave them. A very special lady who will be missed.
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Shared by David Ternowski on January 24, 2013
Mom,
The day you died I kissed your face four times
After you died I held you close to me
I knew it would be the last time I held you for the rest of my life
You were so sick, in so much pain
That is no life
I know you were afraid to die
I hope you have found comfort
Do you remember how I held your hand and lay my head on your shoulder
Even at that moment I couldn't imagine life without you
People talk about broken hearts in songs or movies
Until that moment I had never known a true broken heart
Over and over I thought "How can I live without you?"
I watched you live, I watch you die
Every day I look up at the sky
I know you're waiting for me                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I will always love you MoM
I miss you

We were all her children

Shared by Michelle Scrivener on September 23, 2011

I was fortunate to be able to spend a good portion of my young life with Auntie Jackie…she baby sat me quite a lot.

And, when I was older I enjoyed spending summer days at the trailer with her, Aunt Germaine and Aunt Anita, playing "Trouble" for hours!

I remember going on trips with her to deliver Avon, and often times I'd find a small treat (tester lipstick, perfume) that she snuck in my purse for me, after I got home. She did this often, but infrequent enough that I never came to expect it. 

She and the neighbour ladies would have coffee/tea together all the time, and instead of playing with all the other kids, I usually chose to sit at the kitchen table with them, just listening to them talk…and she'd tickle my back. (Something I love to this day!) 

I remember her "saving" us all—from the snakes in the back yard. She got out a hammer and smacked them over the head…I remember thinking she was so brave. Aside from being the great protector, she had many other talents too, like knitting (in her sleep), poodle grooming and making things with a jig saw. She was very much a take charge kind of woman, but with the kindest heart.  

Auntie Jackie also had a mischevious side, and I'm sure all of her kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews experienced this fun-loving part of her.

As a kid, she pulled out a few of my teeth, somehow tricking me more than once that she "just wanted to look at it."

She put well more than one ice cube down the back of my shirt/dress/shorts. This brings me to my fondest new memory of Auntie Jackie, from the family reunion in July:

As I was preparing games to play, I went to the dollar store to pick up some of the items I needed. I came across some water guns, and thought I'd buy one for Auntie Jackie…I hadn't seen her in a while, but knew that her mobility was beginning to fail her—and I thought a water gun would be right up her alley. I gave it to her in private, wanting to be sure she could surreptitiously squirt people (she loved the element of surprise!) "What'll I do with that?" She said. I got busy helping Brad with all the family portraits, and noticed a little while later that my little cousin Chloe was playing with the gun. Ohwell, I thought.

A few days later my husband Gerry and I were talking about the reunion. I explained my story of the water gun to him, and my slight sadness that she didn't go in for the idea. For a brief moment I thought that her battle with cancer was perhaps to blame for the uninterest in my mischevious plan. Wrong! Her spirit was not dampened at all, in fact…my water gun idea as it turned out was just not her style! True to herself, I learned that she "initiated" Gerry into our family with an ice cube down HIS back!!

Thank you, Auntie Jackie…I am eternally grateful for the way our lives were intertwined, and I know for sure I am a better person for it. xox

Her life was full of love!

Shared by Rob Ternowski on September 22, 2011

Mom always thought of others before herself. She babysat most of her life. Did many crafts and had many friends.

I will try and post some memories of her, but please do share some of your own about how she affected you.

I stll cannot believe she is gone...