Johns, Jacqueline Winnifred 'Jackie'

Jacqueline Winnifred Johns (nee Parry) of Collingwood passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on September 7, 2022 at the age of 84.

Jackie was born on March 21, 1938 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec to Jack and Winnifred Parry.

She graduated from Sudbury Tech and Vocational School, and became a registered nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Sudbury after graduating from the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1957.

Jackie married her high school sweetheart, Frederick Johns, in Sudbury in 1958, and the couple moved to McCrae Heights and went on to have 4 children, Dan Johns (Linda), Wendy Hietkamp (Jeff), Tim Johns (Melanie), and Susan Johnston (Doug).  Jackie will be dearly missed by Fred, her 4 children and their spouses, her 9 grandchildren Philippe Johns, Jacob Johns, Emily Hniebergall (Max), Sophie Hietkamp, Dorothy Johns, Sam Johns, Nicholas Johnston, Philip Johnston, and Thomas Johnston , her older sister Patricia Malysh (John), younger brother Jack Parry (Mirja), along with many nieces and nephews. Jackie treasured all of her family members, and was a devoted wife, mother, aunt, cheerleader, and friend.  Jackie is predeceased by her parents, her sister Joanie, and by her dearest friends Margaret and Ron Maki.

After Fred retired from Inco Mines, the couple built their dream house by Lake Kagawong on Manitoulin Island, where they spent 25 amazing years meeting new friends, curling, and sitting by their beautiful beach.  In her later years the couple moved to Raglan Village in Collingwood. Jackie loved to socialize, and was always willing to play card games, word games, or any other games that produced large amounts of laughter.  She enjoyed singing off-key, teasing, wearing silly costumes, and working in the kitchen at curling bonspiels in Providence Bay and for her church.  We will miss her peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, her peach pies, her Mrs. Perini’s chicken, and most of all, her infectious laugh.

A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held at Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 2 pm, followed by a social at son Tim’s house at 69 Meadow Lane in Meaford.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jackie’s memory either to the CNIB, or to Diabetes Canada, two chronic health issues that afflicted Jackie and were challenges to her in her later years, through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Saturday, October 1, 2022 2:00 PM
Ferguson Funeral Home, Meaford, ON

Donations: CNIB or to Diabetes Canada
Make a donation in memory of Jacqueline Winnifred 'Jackie' Johns

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Kaarina McLaughlin
    Friday, September 9, 2022

    I will always remember you with a smile! Your loving and funny nature made you a special aunt that we all wanted to be near. Deepest condolences are sent from Kaarina, Darcy and Ryan xoxo

  2. Jack and Mirja Parry
    Friday, September 9, 2022

    We remember all the family get-togethers, all the card games and all the game nights we enjoyed trying to show off our skills at any new game that was new! So much laughter, competition between girls vs boys, and all the love filling up the whole households!
    As Jackie and Fred moved to Collingwood we tried to FaceTime each other at least weekly, getting updates on all the family members! We will miss you greatly but have all the great memories to keep close to our hearts!❤️❤️❤️

  3. Craig Maki
    Saturday, September 10, 2022

    When our family moved from Thunder Bay to the bustling Metropolis of McCrea Heights, my Mother had to leave behind all of her friends and family. Most difficult for her was leaving behind her mother, sisters and brother.

    Fortunately for her she discovered her soul sister Jackie in McCrea Heights. Their daily conversations and weekly bingo sojourns were so important to my Mother, but more important to her was the friendship and love that she had for her amazing friend Jackie. They had so many laughs. I can still hear Jackie’s voice chiding my Mom « Oh Marg…… ». They were thick as thieves.

    I know that this is a very difficult time for the family and my thoughts are with Fred, Dan, Wendy, Tim and Susan and their families. I do believe however, that two troublemakers are somewhere right now, walking towards a bingo hall with their dabbers in hand, sharing a laugh and catching up.

    My sincere condolences to the family and to all those of you who were fortunate to call Jackie a friend.

  4. Sherri Stokes
    Sunday, September 11, 2022

    Aunt Jackie we remember you at family gatherings; your ready smile and your generous sharing of family activities always included us in the major events of your family and allowed us to to include you in our lives.

    We understand that grief never ends but it changes. It is a passage not a place to dwell. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. Rather it is the price of love that never diminishes.

    With sincerest condolences Karen and Sherri…..Roy Johns’ daughters

  5. Betty
    Tuesday, September 13, 2022

    Our sincere Condolences to hear of your mom, grandmother’s
    passing Tim, Melanie & family. Your neighbors Ron & Betty Hall.

  6. Colleen Doussept
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022

    Aunt Jackie, l will always remember you as a warm and embracing person, always there with a ready smile, always ready to share in a lively conversation and of course, always ready to start up a game of some sort. There are so many good memories that will make me smile when l think of you.

    My sincerest condolences to Uncle Fred, Dan, Wendy, Tim and Susan.

  7. Linda Sagle
    Thursday, September 15, 2022

    Dear Fred and family,
    On behalf of myself and my mother Genevieve Williamson & family of McCrea Heights, we wish to send our sincere condolences to you and your children on the passing of Mrs. Johns. I have fond memories of the evenings babysitting while Jackie would go play cards with her neighbourhood friends. It wasn’t until I was a young mom that I realized what those outings would have meant to her at the time. Such a nice tribute to her and nice to see that she continued to be very social in the communities where she moved to. Hugs!

  8. Tammy Gran
    Friday, September 16, 2022

    Dear Fred, Danny, Wendy, Timmy and Susie,

    We are all so sad to hear of Jackie’s passing. We have so many fond memories of our closest neighbour in McCrae Heights.

    Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Tammy (Anderson) Gran and Angela Anderson


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