On Friday, October 17, 2014, at
Lanark Lodge, Perth, Ontario, in
her 84th year. Predeceased by
her beloved husband, Barrie
William Spinks Jackson, her
brother, Hugh Kyle and her
grandson, Cavan Jackson
Loving mother of Stephen
(Carol), Michael (Shawna), Kyle
and Wendy (James McIntosh)
Grandmother to Rowan, Willie
Rae, Mac, Jasper, Julia, Lily,
Jade, Madeline and Olivia. Sister
to Irene Armstrong.
Marny lived life to the fullest
with grace and a great sense of
style. She was a visual artist
having studied with Arthur
Lismer in Montreal and having
completed her education years
later at the Ontario College of
Art. She was a recognized fibre
artist and a master at all things
related to spinning, dying,
weaving and presenting fibre
arts. She was also a newspaper
woman, a retailer, a traveller, a
teacher, a great cook and good
She will be missed by her family
and by a great host of friends
and acquaintances. She was
much loved and will be much
A memorial service will be held
at Lanark Lodge in Perth,
Ontario, on November 4, 2014,
at 2:30 p.m.
Donations may be made to St
Andrew's Church Out of the Cold
On Nov. 6, 1984, the city of Regina reverberated with the dramatic news that a guilty verdict had been rendered in a murder case that garnered headlines across the country.
The moment I saw Ralph Platner's face in the paper beside his obituary it was like I could hear his voice, which I had heard for years since the mid-1980s, saying: ''Programs! Programs!'' (Purchase takes place) ''Thank you. Have fun and enjoy the game.''
A friend introduced me to Ralph in the steam bath at the Jewish Community Centre many years ago. We exchanged a few good jokes. Afterward I would see him at ball games and I pointed him out to my kids: that guy who is always selling programs at the games. We also saw him at rallies in support of Jewish and Israeli causes - and there were many of those - where Ralph was a very strong supporter. When we heard of his death, we felt we had lost a friend, although we really hardly knew him.
Thank you for the write-up on Ralphie. He was an integral part of the baseball experience for me. A part of the Blue Jays culture has passed into history now. It would be appropriate to honour him and the game - a beautiful and non-violent family sport.