Obituary for Wallace Donald Jackson
Wallace Donald Jackson was born March 31, 1922 in Cavendish, Newfoundland. He had an older brother
Harold and younger sister Emily. He is the last living person in his family. He spent his early years of his childhood on
the water on fishing boats or skipping rocks on the pond in Cavendish in Trinity Bay.
He enlisted in the Royal Artillery when he was 18 years old. He was stationed in Scotland for training and then was sent to Italy to be a gunner. He lost his hearing in one of his ears due to a shell going off. He served there for three years before returning to Toronto when the war was finished.
In 1948, he saw Albertha Legge and a year later he married her in Toronto. They had a son Donald born in Toronto and then moved to Cornerbrook, Newfoundland to start a construction business with his cousin. There they had two more children, Denziel and Barbera. Five years later, the economy wasn’t doing well so they moved back to Toronto and he continued his work in construction. He worked in construction as a superintendent. They had Elva Jean and Jerry a few years later.
They bought a house in Scarborough and lived there for 53 years until it was a time for a change and Wallace went to a nursing home at Sunnybrook, and Bert to a condo. He resided there for six years and then moved to Shepherd Village to be closer to his wife, Albertha. He had eight grandchildren, Alex, Chelsea, James Jackson, Joshua, Faith, Hope Brown, Jasmin and Troy Penney.
On April 25, 2010, he accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour at his home in Scarborough. He loved fishing and hunting but at the end of his life he enjoyed singing and just being quick and witty. He celebrated his 95th
birthday March 2017 and would have celebrated his 69th wedding anniversary in 2018.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sunnybrook Veterans Centre Comfort Fund K3E.