In Memoriam
Jacqueline Patricia Makinson

February 1st, 1938 - January 22nd, 2023


Jacqueline (Jackie) Patricia Makinson (nee MacDougall) 1938 – 2023

Jackie was born on February 1, 1938 in Moncton NB and passed away on January 22, 2023 in Joliette QC. Jackie leaves behind her husband of 67 years, Joseph (Joey) Makinson. She was a loving mother to Michael (Bonnie), Robert (Brenda) and Gregory. She will be remembered by her grandchildren Patrick, Carly, Meryl and Brandon and great granddaughter Paisley.

As a child Jackie moved to Montreal where she attended Drummond Elementary School and Rosemount High School. In 1955 Jackie and Joey were married in a small church in Rawdon, QC. The couple made their home in the Rosemount district of Montreal and by late 1959 had three sons.

Jackie started working at Bell Canada part time in the mid 1960’s and was a full-time employee by 1970. She had a long career with Bell where she had many friends. She retired from Bell at the end of 1992.

In 1993 Jackie and Joey, now both retired, moved to Gratten Lake, a small cottage community an hour’s drive north of Montreal. The location of their home allowed Jackie to make full use of the beach where she could be found most summer days talking with friends. Jackie was an animal lover and was keen to feed anything that wandered by. The fish in the lake attracted otters and the occasional beaver. She spent countless hours feeding fish and many different species of birds. Ducks often woke her up in the morning looking for food. Over the last few years, a crowd of wild turkeys visited the front yard in the fall. Jackie had a strong commitment to community.

She was an active member of the Daughters of the Nile for over 20 years and served as Queen of Oasis Temple 46 in Montreal in 2003. Jackie travelled to Montreal for member meetings and for visits to The Shriners Hospital for Children. The annual conferences attended were always memorable.

Jackie was also a member of the Gratten Lake Recreation Association. She helped organize outdoor BBQ’s, Christmas events and most notably, the annual summer’s end field day for children.

A special thank you to the staff at The Joliette Hospital.

As per Jackie’s request a private cremation was held.




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RIP Jackie and condolences to all the family

March 7, 2023 7:50 PM

I will miss our summertime chats with Jacquie on those perfect sunny afternoons at the beach. So sorry for your your loss. Deepest sympathies to all of you from the Baddeley family

February 5, 2023 7:09 AM

Our condolences to you, Joey and your family. Neal and Dorene MacGregor

February 4, 2023 9:58 AM

My deepest condolences to Joey and family. Suzanne Franco

February 3, 2023 9:24 PM

So sad to hear this news. I will always think of Jackie sitting in her beach chair chatting with the other ladies on the beach. Sending love to Joey and the whole family. Karen Bell

February 3, 2023 8:43 PM

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother and Wife The Dietzel Family

February 3, 2023 8:12 PM

So very sorry for you loss. My condolences to Joey and your family .

February 3, 2023 7:57 PM

So sorry to hear this sad news. Jackie will be truly missed in the Grattten Lake community. I will especially miss her at the beach, and I'll always have fond memories of of her sharing wonderful stories of Gratten Lake "back in the day", and of her feeding "her" ducks every day. My heart goes out to Joey, and the entire family. Shirley Bell

February 3, 2023 7:51 PM

So very sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing . Sending our thoughts and prayers to Joey and family. May she Rest In Peace 🙏 Donna and Earl

February 3, 2023 7:37 PM

So very sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing . Sending our thoughts and prayers to Joey and family. May she Rest In Peace 🙏 Donna and Earl McLeod

February 3, 2023 7:35 PM

Heart felt condolences to Joey and her three boys. So sad to read of her passing even though it has been over 40 years since I was at the Lake. I will always remember her beautiful smile. Joan Moodie.

February 3, 2023 5:57 PM

Our sincere condolences to Joey and all the family. We were so sad to hear the news. She will be missed

February 3, 2023 5:54 PM

My most heartfelt condolences to you Joey. She will be missed by many. Karen Burrell

February 3, 2023 5:37 PM

Please accept our condolences Joey and family. Jackie will be missed especially on the beach where we spent many hours chatting. Elaine, Chris, Emily, Ben Stevenson and Ben’s fiancée, Sam.

February 3, 2023 4:31 PM

she was a beautiful woman up in gratten lake where joey and her and all our friends hung out at the same set of tables by the window friends like the spencers, jimmy payne, paul lawrence, donald smith and so on my sympathy to joey and his family

February 3, 2023 3:49 PM

Condolences to Joey and family. The beach will no longer be the same without her. Stefanie, Max and family

February 3, 2023 3:39 PM

Greg , Joey and family… so very sad to seee this. Jackie was an awesome woman and friend always. Although I haven’t seen her for some time - I wish I had! One never knows tomorrow. Sharon Curley- Morand

February 3, 2023 3:05 PM

Dear Joey, I was saddened to hear about Jackie’s passing and am thinking of you and your sons. Arleen Lawrence Chenoll, Vancouver, BC.

February 3, 2023 1:29 PM

Joey and family, we send our love and heartfelt condolences to all of you. Jackie will really be missed and the beach will never be the same. Rest in peace Jackie. Mary Ann and Jay

February 3, 2023 11:10 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. May she rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to you Joe and your entire family. Ron and Gail Lukian

February 1, 2023 4:05 PM

So sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. I will always remember my visits to the Makinson hourse where Joe and Jackie wouls always welcome me as family. The same holds true when we were invited up to Gratton Lake. The full house would always put a smile on her face. My Condolences to Joe, Michael, Robert and Gregory. Bill

February 1, 2023 11:39 AM

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family. " Robin Larkin"

January 30, 2023 9:30 AM

We are truly sorry to hear of Jackie's passing and she will be fondly remembered by Margaret (Molly), Larry and Allison Driver.

January 29, 2023 1:32 PM

So very sorry to hear this sad news. Deepest sympathies to the family. From Glenn, Lorna & Leslie McElroy

January 28, 2023 5:40 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family. The beach will never be the same without our “popsicle lady” Love, Karen

January 28, 2023 5:27 PM

May you rest in peace, our thoughts are always with you. Our deepest sympathies

January 27, 2023 7:45 PM

Joey, Greg, Michael and Robert. I am so sorry to hear about Jackie’s passing. She sure left her mark in the community. I will always remember the good times we had at Gratten Lake. R.I.P. Jackie. ❤️

January 27, 2023 7:06 PM

We would like to send our deepest sympathy to the family Gisèle and Richard Lavallee

January 27, 2023 4:30 PM

May you rest in Eternal Peace Jackie. Sincere sympathy to you and your family Joey,

January 27, 2023 10:44 AM