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Saturday November 10, 2012

MARY JACLYN FOWLER
April 25, 1945 - November 9, 2012

Jaclyn Fowler passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2012 in Barrie, Ontario after a brave battle with cancer. Jackie was born in Woodstock, Ontario, the daughter of Jack and Ruth Fowler (nee Shugg). She is survived by her elder brother, Peter Fowler (Libby) of London, Ontario and her younger brother, Ken Fowler (Denise) of Calgary, Alberta. Jackie was the loving aunt of Tim Fowler, his wife Jacquie and their daughters Madeleine and Grace of Hinsdale, Illinois; Megan Fowler of Toronto; Cameron Fowler, his wife Tori Barton and their children Ryley, Henry, Max and Poppy of Toronto; Peter Ian Fowler of London; Meredith Fowler, Libby Fowler and her fiancé Geoff Keyser, and John Fowler, all of Calgary. Jackie spent her working years with TD Bank in a number of locations: London, Windsor, Toronto, Hamilton and Burlington. During her spare time in those years she knit tirelessly for all of her family: beautiful sweaters and Christmas stockings that were the envy of the recipients' friends. When she retired in 2000 she moved to Creemore, Ontario. It was there that Jackie was finally able to indulge her passion and talent for quilting. She became part of a warm circle of quilters who stitched not only for themselves but to raise funds for various charities in the area. She was still stitching in hospice two days before her passing. Almost as much as she loved quilting Jackie was very fond of cats, single malt scotch whiskey and Sudoku. Jackie's family is grateful to her many friends for supporting her with such kindness over these last difficult months: Fred and Doris, Bev, Linda, Marilyn, Dana, Carmen, Nancy, Bonnie, Mimi and the rest of the girls from the Mad and Noisy River Quilters. She received wonderful care at the Royal Victoria Cancer Centre. The fantastic team of caregivers at Hospice Simcoe became her friends. A celebration of Jackie's life will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 2 -4 p.m. at the Station on the Green in Creemore. Donations to Hospice Simcoe (www.hospicesimcoe.ca) would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit Jaclyn's on-line Book of Memories at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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