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Dennis Stephen David Jackson


Chief Petty Officer, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 28 Aug 1934, Inglewood, Nova Scotia


Died: 22 Oct 2019, Kentville, Nova Scotia


JACKSON, Dennis Stephen David -  age 85, of Gibson Woods, passed away peacefully at 7:59 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in Valley Regional Hospital with his family by his side. Born on August 28, 1934 in Inglewood, he was a son of the late Fred and Mary Jackson (Sibley). He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Surviving are his wife, Helena "Tiny" Jackson of 64 years; daughters, Kimberly (John) Bennett, Marilyn (Conrad) Belleville; son, Leonard Jackson; sisters, Sylvia (Bill) Clements and Marjorie (John) Butler; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, David Jackson; grandsons, Stephen Henson, Sean McCourt and James Bennett; brothers, Hilton Jackson and Malcolm Jackson. Dennis was a hard-working and caring man, with an enormous sense of humour and infectious laugh. He was a Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, where he honourably served 28 years. During his service he visited several countries on various deployments with HMCS Bonaventure, where one of his tours of duty took him across the Arctic Circle; a moment of which he was very proud. Dennis was a founding member and served on the board of the Valley African Nova Scotia Development Association (VANSDA), where he also served as treasurer. He was a member of the Black Cultural Society, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 6, Kentville and Gibson Woods Baptist Church. On Friday, November 1st, visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service and Royal Canadian Legion service, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Gough officiating, followed by a reception; all to take place in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Burial service will take place at a later date in Gibson Woods Baptist Church Cemetery. Dennis' family would like to sincerely thank the ICU and surgical doctors and nurses at Valley Regional Hospital for their warmth and care. Donations in memory may be made to Gibson Woods Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 28 Oct 2019)


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