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Jacobson, Mary Helen

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Maple Creek

JACOBSON – Mary Helen Jacobson ~ 1927-2018
Mary passed away peacefully in Maple Creek hospital on January 6, 2018.
Mary was born in Fort Saskatchewan, AB on October 8, 1927 to Arthur and Margret Irwin. She is survived by three brothers and predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. Mary was also predeceased by her two oldest sons, Francis Bellamy and Phillip (Linda)Bellamy, and by her first husband Keith Bellamy.
Mary graduated from high school in Fort Saskatchewan, after which her life took her to the interior of BC where she worked primarily as a fruit picker.
Mary met and married her first husband Keith with whom she eventually moved and settled on a farm south of Robsart, SK where they raised a family of five children.
After Keith‘s passing Mary moved with her children to Maple Creek in 1975. Here she met Mel Jacobson and they were married in 1978 where they began a new life together bringing two new sisters and a brother into the family.
Mary was a very active member of the community serving on the Royal Purple, Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering at the seniors center and many other organizations throughout the community. She also provided the community with countless meals and endless gallons of soup for special events.
Mary’s interests included ball games, curling and horseshoe tournaments. Mary and Mel spent time sharing horseshoe championship titles at the SK Summer Games in the mid-1980s. Mary also enjoyed gardening, golfing and playing bridge. She had a keen interest in roosters and was also a very skilled hunter.
Mary is survived by her husband of 39 years Mel Jacobson, her children Shannon (Allan), Aaron (Lana), Vanessa (Tony), Sharon (Carl), Cliff (Eloise), Wanda (Don). Mary also proudly had 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
As per Mary’s wishes there will be no funeral or memorial services held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency at http://www.saskcancer.ca .
Mary’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Long-term Care Meadows facility, to the staff at the Maple Creek Hospital, and to Binkley’s Funeral Service. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Binkley’s Funeral Service, Maple Creek and Leader. Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.binkleysfuneralservices.com

A tribute created for Mom by Vanessa

THIS

This was a woman,
Traveled hundreds
of miles
Far from home
To make a new home
Who struggled,
But never let it show
And when fate
The cruel witch
Said
“Here’s round 2”
Mom just sighed,
And said
“How’d you do”
Re Invented herself
Yet again
struggling still.
Then along
came another,
Whom fate had
done wrong,
And they stood up
Together new
and Strong
With two families now one
And new
hobbies galore
She again
finds a place
A purpose and more
Always helping
others
Never enough to do
A huge heart
that shines
Open, honest
and true.
Then fate came again
Dealt one final blow
To take her
down finally
Cruel and so slow.
But fate didn’t win
For she struggles
no more
Gone to meet friends and family
Who’ve gone
on before.
There to play cards,
Horseshoes,
golf and ski
No more bad back
And no more
bum knee.

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