Sad news about Jacks 150 (Jackie)

Jackie’s husband Tom has asked me to let Jackie’s friends on Ovacome know that she passed away on Monday June 30th at Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norwich.

Some of you will remember that Jackie with the help of her two sons drew up an amazing bucket list of her life dreams.

For each trip they had Jackie put together a photo book so her sons would have lovely lasting memories of the fun they had.

Jackie was a great supporter of Ovacome and she did a lot to raise awareness of Ovarian cancer and Jackie was always very keen that the message got ‘out there’ about Ovarian cancer being found early as sadly Jackie’s was not .

A truly inspiring and dear friend to myself and many others.


40 Replies

  • So sad to hear this news. She was such an inspiring contributor to this conversation. What a loss to Tom and her sons. We know how much they were the centre of her life. Thinking of them. xx

  • Jan,

    I'm so sorry to hear this and please give my best wishes to her family. I had several iPad conversations with Jackie and I stole some of her bucket list ideas . She was a lovely woman , dy xx

  • My heartfelt sympathy to Jackies family, Keep all the happy memories she will be sadly missed on our site.

    A lovely Lady much love to you all Jenny xxx

  • Dear Jan

    I'm so sorry to hear this. How awful for Jackie's family. She was such a lovely person and I feel privileged to have met her last May. Hugs to you too Jan. I know you were great friends.

    Linda xxx

  • Deepest sympathy to jackie's husband and a her boys. She was truly inspirational, so full of determination to live life.

    Thankyou Jan for passing on this sad message.

    Love Suex

  • How very sad. Jackie was an amazing lady, so committed to getting the most out of life for herself and her boys. She will be sadly missed on this site. Her warmth, positivity and humour always shone through. I will miss her posts, raising awareness, helping others on this site and about all the amazing experiences on her bucket list, as I am sure we all will. She is gone too soon.

    There are no adequate words. My thoughts and sympathy are with her family and friends, I am sure her love will help you to smile again

    Love Wendy xx

  • Thank you for posting this Jan, i know how difficult this is for you ..I have temporarily rejoined to post a tribute to Jackie because I didn't want to trouble Gill so early and this needed to be up after your announcement (so there's no gap) thank you for ringing me too.

    My deepest condolences to Jackie's lovely husband Tom and boys Ben and Alex thinking of them at this very sad time love x G x

  • I am so sorry to hear this news. I remember chatting with her about her amazing bucket list- driving fast cars and other brilliant things.

    So very sad, particularly for her young sons who seemed the centre of her world.


  • I'm sending heartfelt condolences to Tom, Ben and Alex, their family and many friends. I met Jackie just over a year ago before the Ovacome Members' Day. She had long been an inspiration with her upbeat posts telling us about the fun times she had planned with her boys. I shall miss her dreadfully but her memory will live on as an inspiration to me, and surely for anyone facing a terminal prognosis. Jackie defied the odds for several years but she remained positive and full of hope, continuing her work as a child minder and just being the most amazing mum and wife despite her gruelling treatments.

    I feel privileged to have known such an amazing woman.


  • So sad. Jackie was so lovely, utterly madcap and determined to wring the joy out of life for herself, her husband and the boys. Thinking of them now, and I hope soon they are able to remember that good stuff too. I know she was a good friend Jan, hope you are OK too


  • Sad news once again and my condolences to her family. Laurence

  • So very sad but she wasn't sounding too good when I spoke to her a couple of months ago. It was a privilege to have known her as it is to know everyone on this site.

  • Such sad news, my condolences to her family and her friends xx

  • Such sad news. Heartfelt condolences to Jackies family and friends.

  • Very sad news, Jackie was an inspiration with her bucket list and her zest for heart goes out to her husband and her lovely boys...a truly amazing lady..

    Love Kaz xx

  • So very sad to hear , what a tragic loss of such an inspiring strong lady who obviously loved life and her very dear family so much. Please pass on my condolensces to them all, she will be terribly missed by all

  • Very sorry to hear of another sad loss. My thoughts and prayers to her family . Gillxx

  • Thanks for letting us know Jan,

    Jackie was an inspiration who will be missed, She adored her family and I enjoyed reading of her adventures with them, my condolences to her family xx

  • Sending my deepest sympathy to Jackies husband and boys. She was a

    remarkable lady and will be missed very much xx

  • I am so sad and sorry to hear this news. Please pass on condolences to her family . She was such an inspiration with her zest for life and her positivity. I am sure her family in time will gain great comfort from all the wonderful times they shared. My heart goes out to her family. We will miss her greatly on this site


    Ally xx

  • We are so sorry to read this news, please pass on our sincere condolences.

    Andy and Angie x

  • I am so sad to read about Jackie and would like you to pass on my heartfelt condolences to her family.

    Dee x

  • I am so sorry to read of Jackie's death. She was a lovely lady with a great zest for life.

    My thoughts are with her husband and sons.


    Zannah x

  • So sad to read this news today. Heartfelt condolences to her family and friends and hope that they can take some comfort in remembering all the good times.

    Lynne xx

  • Jackie was a true friend and so lovely I will remember her with such fondness - memories of happy days, thank you Jan and please pass on my love to jackies family xx

  • Sad to hear. She will be sorely missed. Prayers to her family

  • So very sad to read this. My thoughts are with her loved ones. Vxxx

  • such a sad loss of a lovely woman who clearly loved life and did her best to live it to the full. My thoughts are with her family

    Love Francesca x

  • This is very sad news. Please pass on my condolences to Jackie's family. They are in my thoughts and prayers. xx

  • I am so very sorry to hear this - sending my deepest condolences to you and all her lovely family. I always felt such admiration for Jackie after reading her posts. God bless.




  • Really sad news. Thanks for posting Jan. X

  • Very sad thoughts and prayers are with family and friends x

  • Dear Jan, so very sorry to hear this sad news of Jackie. Sending my heartfelt condolences to her lovely family. Love Gill xxx

  • I'm really shocked reading this, sending my condolences to her family.

    LA xx

  • Jan, my deepest symphaty to her family and friends. She'll be missed, a very brave woman with a great heart to inspire many of us here.

    Love, Fernanda

  • I was very sad to read this news and my condolences go out to all her family at this saddest of times. She was someone who made such a positive contribution to the site for which I am very greatful.

    With sadness, Wendy xx

  • I am so sorry to hear this news! I really liked Jackie and was very sad that she was becoming so poorly. I'll never forget being told off at the Ovacome members' day in 2013 because Jackie and I were quietly explaining our pictures to each other before we were allowed to do so - she was my partner in crime!

    All my thoughts and prayers go out to Tom, Ben and Alex. I wish them great enjoyment of all the lovely memories she left behind her, and happiness for the future, as I'm sure Jackie herself would have wished.



  • So sad to hear this news. My heart goes out to her family. xx

  • Thank you, Jan, for passing on the sad news of Jackie's death. She was truly an example to us of how to live life to the full with cancer whilst possible. I really admired her spirit and the love for her boys that shone through. Please pass on my sympathy to her family at this horrible time.

    Many thanks, Solange

  • I spoke to Tom this morning and he has read the wonderful tributes to Jackie and has been very touched and moved by them .

    Thank you all so very much .

    Love Jan xxx

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