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Jacquelyn Blight

June 9, 1938 — January 14, 2021

There will be a live streaming of the memorial service for Jacquie Blight on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm, please click here to register to view the service.

Peacefully on Thursday, January 14, 2021, Jacquie Blight passed away at Douglas Campbell Lodge at the age of 82 years.

Left to cherish Jacquie’s memory are her husband Jim; children Kevin (Dorothy), Keri-Lynn (Robert) Pohl, Kendall and Kam (Krista); son-in-law Pat Simard; grandchildren Rachel (Rob), Matt (Nicole), Naomi (Colin), Jaxon (Jordyn), Katie, Justin, Meghan (Aaron), Joshua (Alina), Jordanna (Matthew), Jamie, Payton, Cody and Tristan; great-grandchildren Emily, Tori, Narah, Lane, Colton, Quinn and Hadlee; siblings Rick (Judy) Wylde, Teri Wylde (Guy Landry) and Gini Martin; sister-in-law Irene Blight; aunts Connie Buchanan and Carolyn Lamb; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  She was predeceased by her parents Stan and Mabel Wylde; daughter Kim Simard; in-laws Wilfred and Annie Blight and sister-in-law Evelyn Krauchek.

Jacquie was born on June 9, 1938 in Winnipeg, MB, firstborn child of Stan and Mabel.  She was raised on the family farm in the Mill Creek District and attended the one-room schoolhouse there and then boarded in Oakville, MB to attend high school.  She took a Business Machines Course at the Manitoba Technical Institute in Winnipeg, MB.  After graduation, she worked at Oldfield Kirby and Gardner Insurance and then at Hudson’s Bay House before marrying James Wilfred Blight on July 25, 1959.  After several years of living and working in Winnipeg, they moved home to the Blight farm near Oakville, MB with their eldest child, Kevin.  All five children were raised there, and Jacquie loved farm life and the small-town community of Oakville.

Jacquie loved to cook, bake, shop, sew, quilt, crochet, knit, scrapbook, read, drive, travel, and spend time with family and friends.  Jacquie hosted multiple family reunions including the 125th anniversary of the Blight farm in 2015.  Jacquie was a host of Manitoba Farm Vacations Association for many years and hosted IAEA agriculture trainees from all over the world.  Jacquie travelled extensively across Manitoba to horse shows and rodeos with children Kim, Kendall, and Kam.  She finished her work career at Ducks Unlimited, Oak Hammock Marsh.  Jacquie loved her family and her grandchildren who affectionately called her Grams.  She never missed an opportunity to watch her grandkids at any activity they partook in, she thought they were marvelous.

Jacquie was blessed to enjoy several uniquely close relationships including one with her cousin Joan Brinkhurst, her sister Gini, her Aunts Carolyn and Connie, and her sister-in-law Irene.

Thank you to Central Plains Cancer Services and Dr. Brett Finney, her friend Norma Einarson, and to all staff at Douglas Campbell Lodge for exemplary care over the past four years.

There will be a live streaming of the memorial service for Jacquie Blight on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm, led by Shirley McLaren. Please see the link above to register to view online.  Interment will take place at a later date in the Oakville Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Jacquie’s memory Central Plains Cancer Services, 318 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0K or Sunset Palliative Care Inc, Box 92, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3B2 or Douglas Campbell Lodge Foundation, c/o Portage District General Hospital, 150-9th St.SE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3T6.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jacquelyn Blight, please visit our flower store.

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