Jacqueline Aprile

Jackie Aprile

Sunday, February 3rd, 1946 - Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Jacqueline “Jackie” Margaret Aprile (Martland)
February 3, 1946 - October 2, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Jackie Aprile announce her passing on October 2, 2019. Jackie passed away peacefully at home at the age of 73 years.

Jackie is lovingly remembered by her family: daughter and only child, Deborah (Jack) Hauser (Aprile); grandchildren, Mathew (Rebekah), Morgan (Andrew); great-grandchildren, Addilynn, Jack, Suzi and Matthew; siblings, David (Vikki), Jeanette (Steve), Jill (Andy); brother in law, Mario; nephews and nieces Eric, Brian, Sean, Tony, Lori, Julie, Andrew, Nadine, Luke ,Pauline, Michelle and Micheal; along with numerous great nieces and nephews.

Jackie was predeceased by her parents, Richard Martland and Mary Betty Martland (Baldwin); as well as her sister, Heather.

Jackie was born February 3, 1946 in Burnley, Great Britain to loving parents who later relocated to Canada.

Jackie was an accomplished highland dancer in her youth, winning a first place trophy in 1956.

She passed her appreciation and her love for animals to her daughter and her grandchildren. Her happiest years were at the Cannington farm surrounded by animals. This is where she perfected gardening skills.

Jackie was an avid cat lover. She joins her beloved pets, Claude, Missy, Willow, Little Daisy and Mykee. Karma Kat has been loving adopted by her grandson, Mathew.

She was a strong pillar in the Bowness community and enjoyed chatting with her friends and customers at Bowness Drug Store where she worked for many years.

Jackie was immensely proud of her family. She leaves behind beautiful memories and letters full of glitter. She will be deeply missed.

No service has been held at her request.

Please consider a donation in her honour to her favourite charity, The Calgary Humane Society page, which was very dear to her heart.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Jacqueline please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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Morgan Blue

Posted at 01:55pm
Standing in the empty apartment was one of the hardest things I've even done. So many memories came flooding over me. Sleepovers and stampede parades, shopping at that odd store in the basement of TD square, long rides on the #1 bus and short trips across the street to 7-11. Singing at the top of our lungs to low places by Garth brooks. Your laughter and love to dance will never be forgotten. My children have such fond memories of their Great Grandma. Searching for the tons of eggs the Easter Bunny dropped off at her home each year was something they always looked forward to and they have enough beautiful books to open a library one day. That's one thing they both got from her, a love of books. They would sqeaul with delight everytime glitter rained down when they tore into one of the many beautiful cards they received. True to her spirit they even received their last Thanksgiving card after she had left this Earth. I took a big box of cards from the house. I hope to carry on the tradition with my own family... but I think I'll skip the glitter ♥️

We love you more than you'll ever know.

Love Morgan, Andrew, Addilynn and Jack boy.

Amanda Shoemaker

Posted at 02:43pm
I will never forget meeting you! After all the stories Deb told me about you, our meeting definitely lived up to the hype!!! You did not treat me as one of "Debs friends", you treated me as one of your own. I wish that I could have spent more time with you and Deb causing trouble!!!
I promise to look at the world through rose coloured glasses and think of you and Deb!!!!

Christine Kelln Posted at 09:14pm

Dear Jackie. Thank you from my heart for all the times you sat with me and listened to my worries and happy tales! Always patient and concerned. Being your Avon lady allowed me to give you great happiness in-law you chose kind gifts to your family that I delivered to the drugstore and later to your home. I enjoyed your trinkets and your gardens. I’ll see you in heaven for surely you are there! I miss you already! Smiles! Love Christine


Posted at 11:20pm
I will always remember watching my dear sister do the "twist" whenever Elvis's "Jailhouse rock" or any twisting song was played for that matter! She was the best "twister" .....really moving those hips! I wanted to twist just like her but I was eight years younger and no way near as shapely! Jackie truly enjoyed life making the most of any situations that came upon her but I know she was truly in her element at the farm. I was amazed that she even got her hands right in there and helped a pig through a delivery! Even through all her ups and downs, Jackie was a pillar of strength. "So be it" , life goes on " she would say with that never to be forgotten little giggle! I'm sure she giggled lots and lots at Christmas when she thought of us opening those gift she sent as sparkles and glitter flew everywhere! It became a family tradition! During one of our conversations I asked her why she goes to so much trouble and cost every year. She said, " that will be my legacy" . True enough Jackie! My children and grandchildren really didn't know Jackie but they will never forget " Aunty Jackie" at Christmas! We will be giving Jackie a Rye & Coke toast each and every Christmas! My dear, loving sister will be in my heart forever and always❤️

Shaun Mcfarlane

Posted at 06:16pm
The numerous instances in which I was around Jackie she was always welcoming. Always made sure you were fed, She loved her family and her animals dearly. Regardless of how she was feeling she would always open her home to those she loved. She was also very strong and lived life on her own terms and wasn't afraid to tell it like it is. She will be missed by many. They say an animal is the best judge of character.. and i firmly believe that rings true, and in keeping that in mind animals took it upon themselves to try and move in with Jackie.. often she would have to give her cats what for because they would go after the squirrels and birds in her yard. She often put others first and herself second, it didn't matter how tired she was she would make time for you if you wanted. You will be missed Jackie, You treated me like i was one of your grand kids and it will not be forgotten...ever. I'm thankful that I have some wonderful memories of you. My condolences to her friends, family and all those who share in this grieving process.

Jill Bodnar

Posted at 11:04am
Thank you for minding me when I was little.
Thank you for showing me what hard work is.
Thank you for giving me my love and compassion for all animals and never forgetting mine at Christmas time.
Thank you for never forgetting anyone's birthday and sending the cards of glitter.
But most of all thank you for being my big sister. You were always just a phone call away but I thought I had one more day, one more week. Its a cruel reminder of never taking things for granted.
I will look for your spirit in February when my first grandchild is born.
Love you always, Jill

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