Catherine " Tingy" Jackson

Sunday, September 30th, 1928 - Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Catherine (Tingy) Jackson Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

We are sad to announce the passing of Catherine (Tingy) Jackson on June 1,2020 at Yarmouth Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney NS on September 30,1928 to Mary and Neil MacNeil. She graduated from Holy Angels Convent in Sydney NS. She then studied Commerce and went to work for the Dept. of Health for approximately one year. After her children were grown, she went to work for the Dept. of Agriculture for 15 years. She was an accomplished secretary applying her typing and shorthand skills.
She moved to Yarmouth to be with her husband Lyman Jackson in 1950. She always held love for her Cape Breton roots and her Scottish heritage. She could often be heard singing and using the odd Gaelic phrase.
Tingy enjoyed sewing, quilting, but first and foremost she loved baking, entertaining and hosting the ladies for tea. She was renowned for her abilities in the kitchen especially her apple pies and lobster casserole. Over the years she truly enjoyed her many close friends and the social times they shared. She enjoyed spending time with family at the lake and later Sebim Beach. She loved to dress for any occasion showing her excellent taste for fashion.
Tingy was an active member of St. Ambrose Parish. She was a past president and 50-year member of CWL in Yarmouth and was also a Paul Harris Fellow sister.
Catherine was the youngest of five girls and two brothers. She was predeceased by brother, Jimmie (Ontario); Joe (Pennsylvania); sisters, Elizabeth MacLean (Sydney); Terry Boudreau (Chester); Germaine Gibson (Winnipeg); Florence Ley (Sydney).
Catherine is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Lyman.
They raised four children, Brendan (Kathy), New Glasgow; Libby (Gerry) Purdy, Yarmouth; Paul (Debbie), Yarmouth; Sandy (Linda), Yarmouth.
Tingy was the proud grandmother of six grandchildren, Melanie (Dave) Telka, Ottawa; Lana (Colin) Boyd, Antigonish; Jared (Ashley) Purdy, Yarmouth; Ashley (Ryan) Corkum, Yarmouth; Cole (Sarah) Jackson, St. John; Drew (Mandy) Jackson, Yarmouth.
Tingy treasured her nine great grandchildren, Jackson; Eva; Grey; Noah; Lilah;Callie; Weston; Jake, and Emma.
Sincere thank you to the Meadows staff for their care and kindness. To the nursing staff of 3 East, a special thank you for their special care during her final hours.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. A graveside service will be held June 18th at 11:00 am from Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery. Father Henry Smolenaars officiating. Memorial donations may be made in memory to the CWL or purchase of a mass card in her memory. Online condolences may be sent to, or you may sign the guestbook online at
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    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery
    Forrest Street
    Yarmouth County, NS
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    Father Henry Smolenaars
  • Interment

    Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery
    Forrest Street
    Yarmouth County, NS
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Posted at 05:41pm
I would just like to let the family of this precious lady know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. Death is so final. Tingy was and will always be a sweetheart. She was a really cordial lady to me when I cleaned house for Mrs. Brawer, her next door neighbour. Tingy was always smiling and always pleasant. I really don’t think she had a bad day. ❤️❤️❤️
L Posted at 05:43pm

❤️ Liza, Jason & Anastasia Colville

Posted at 09:03pm
Don and Elva Fitzgerald

Thinking of you, and sending our sincere condolences.
Don and Elva


R.K. MacKinnon

Posted at 07:07pm
Lyman and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Tingy's passing. I always enjoyed our Yarmouth and Sebim get-togethers. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Gail Wood

Posted at 11:01am
Sending our Sincere Condolences to Lyman and family...may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. Bill and Gail

Bruce Law

Posted at 12:39pm
Dear Lyman,
Carol and I were so sorry to read of Tingy's passing. We often talk about the wonderful times I had in Yarmouth woodcock hunting with you; and the great wild game dinners Tingy prepared in the evenings. Those are fond memories and ones I will always cherish.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time.
Bruce Law

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