It is with heavy hearts the family of Jacqueline “Jacquie” Neilson announce her passing at
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the Thompson General Hospital in Thompson, MB at the age of 76. Jacquie was predeceased
By her husband Mike. She leaves to mourn her 3 sons Robert (Sabine), Greg (Barbara) and Graham (Rhonda), her grandchildren Torben, Zoe, Dylan and Evan.
Jacquie was born at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, MB to Fanny and Harry Broudy. She grew up in Merlfort, SK and after graduating high school she studied nursing in Prince Albert, SK, but found her interests were more suited to business and received a degree at Success Business College.
Jacquie met Mike in Prince Albert and they married in 1963. They resided in Flin Flon, MB for a year where they welcomed their first son Rob, and then moved to Snow Lake, Mb. Greg and Graham soon followed to complete the family. She worked for a time at Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting as a hoist person. Jacquie kept busy with the boys hockey and school, driving them around at all times, usually with a couple of extra kids that needed a ride in the cold weather.
Jacquie and Mikes yard was admired by the community, so they opened Neilsons Nursery and provided plants and flowers for the town. Jacquie enjoyed the time she was able to visit and mingle with everyone. Thru the years she enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, fishing, berry picking (minus the bears), and curling. Her love of wildlife in Snow Lake kept her busy at the kitchen window watching for foxes, ducks and bears. Jacquie was a wonderful cook, we all enjoyed her many meals. Often the billets didn’t want to go home after being fed at the Neilson house.
After being in Snow Lake over 50 years, Jacquie moved to Thompson in December 2017 to be with Graham and Rhonda. In the short time she was with “the kids” wonderful memories were made. Jacquie brightened everyones day who she met young and old. She loved talking to people and was always willing to give a big hug and kiss. With dignity and grace she left us and we hope all her family and friends remember her this way, as this was how she lived her life.
Cremation has taken place and a gathering will be held at a later date. A heartfelt thank you to all the doctors, nurses and aides at the clinic and Thompson General Hospital. The compassion and care you showed Jacquie was exemplary and greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation, 1160 – 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. www.cancercarefdn.mb.ca