Peacefully, with family by her side, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Agnes Jacklin passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the age of 78, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Loving mother of Brenda Jacklin, Mark Jacklin (Sue), Wayde Jacklin (Linda), Brant Jacklin (Charmaine), Julie Lamb (Ron Smith), and John Jacklin (Carol). Cherished grandmother of Joshua Lucan (Elysia Branton), Andrew Lucan, Heather Larocque (Shane), Matthew Jacklin (Crystal Filion), Tara Jacklin, Connor Jacklin (Reilly Stead), Payton Jacklin (Christina), Jason Loxton (Kelly Clark), Jennifer Fulton (Shaun), Peggy Lamb, Nicholas Lamb, Kaitlyn Jacklin, Jerry Jacklin, Justin Jacklin and her newly “adopted” grandson Dr. Adam Power. Treasured Great-grandmother of Lenny Lucan, Brett Lucan, Hunter Lucan, Rylee Larocque, Jake Jacklin, Joel Jacklin, Kayla Filion, Celeste Jacklin, Logan Jacklin and Chelsea Fulton. Dear sister of Floyd den Hollander, Johanna Robbers and the late Leta Hostenbach. Agnes is predeceased by her son Gerald Wayne Jacklin and her parents Cornelius and Johanna den Hollander.
Agnes was a long-time resident of Sarnia having emigrated to Canada from The Netherlands by way of England where she was fostered while waiting for her family to be able to leave Holland after WWII. This positive experience inspired her to become a foster parent of many children for the Children’s Aid Society. She also found time to begin a successful career selling real estate in the Sarnia Area. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please.) smithfuneralhome.ca