May 11, 1932 – June 19, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Daphne Jennifer Jackson, aged 91, a beloved mother, grandmother, partner, and friend who peacefully departed this world at home in Cobble Hill, with family surrounding her.
Daphne was predeceased by her loving husband, Geoffrey C. Jackson, in 2006, and her brother, Keith Muir (Susanne), in 2021.
She is survived by her loving and dedicated partner of 10 years, Richard Brown; three sons, Andrew (Nola), Mark (Jane), and Tim (Marie); grandchildren, Brett (Christine), Laura (Derek), Katie (Chris), Megan (Simon), Sara (Erik), Easnadh, Jenny (Ty), Chris (Mimi), and seven great-grandchildren.
Daphne’s journey began on May 11, 1932, in Wolverhampton, England. She pursued her artistic training at Wolverhampton College of Art, and Bath College, England. Daphne met Geoff, a Royal Air Force Education Officer, in Bath; they were married shortly thereafter and soon posted to Malta, where Andrew and Mark were born.
Two years later, they returned to England, where the decision was made that Geoff would leave the RAF and the family emigrate to Canada. They moved to Lacombe, Alberta, where Geoff was a school principal and where Tim was born.
They moved to the Cowichan Valley in 1967; Daphne continued her art education, taking courses through the Instituto Allende in Mexico, and the University of Victoria, ultimately receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from UVIC.
Daphne, an accomplished artist, taught art at George Bonner Junior Secondary School and, for many years, at Brentwood College School. Daphne pursued her love for art into her retirement, working with pastels, acrylics, and printmaking processes.
Daphne was a woman of strength, grace, and kindness. She touched the lives of those around her with her warm smile, gentle nature, and compassionate soul. Her immense love for her family was the cornerstone of her life and theirs.
Daphne embraced the beauty of nature. She enjoyed the tranquility of the outdoors, be it tending to her garden, hiking the West Coast, or sailing the Gulf Islands. Her legacy to her children, family, and friends is the way she saw and shared the world through an artist’s eyes.
Although we mourn the loss of Daphne, we find comfort in the memories we shared and the profound impact she had upon all who had the privilege of knowing her.
A celebration of life will be held on August 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Arbutus Ridge Activity Centre, when friends and family are invited to join and share memories of Daphne. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Daphne’s name to Operation Smile Canada, a charity that was dear to her heart.
Daphne, you have left an indelible mark on our lives,
and your memory will forever be cherished.
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