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Jacquelynne Anne Dodge Crooks

Jacquelynne Anne Dodge Crooks

Home city: Cold Lake, AB
Age: 38
Date of crash: September 20, 2007

Jackie loved life and lived it to the fullest. One of her favorite sayings was: “Live, Laugh, Love”, she was also known to say “it is better to laugh than to cry”. Without Jackie by our sides it is hard to remember her wisdom and we try to hold back our tears as we know she would want us to be happy but without her it is so very hard! In the blink of an eye she was taken away from us! Jackie was known for her Big Smile, Warm Heart, Kindness and Compassion! The greatest love of her life was her family, especially her children Randy and Jessica. Loved Forever, Never Forgotten and Always Missed!

Your family, Randy and Jessie.


Jackie touched so many people in her short life. She was easy to talk to and she had a way to make everyone feel special. Jackie was always looking out for those around her if she thought you needed help she would be there by your side. If she thought you needed something she would go out of her way to get it for you. She was known to put others before herself at any expense. She had a big heart and was always there for a hug, a shoulder to lean on or to confide in.

Jackie always had a way of looking at the bright side of things and she would often say “It is better to laugh than cry”. Jackie will forever be remembered for her enthusiasm, compassion, warm laughter and big bright smile that you couldn’t help but to reciprocate.

Jackie was a teacher and was an active member of the Northeast Alberta Teacher Association for many years. Jackie had a great passion for teaching. Every child who had her for a Teacher or just knew her was made to feel special and that they were her favourite. The truth be told, they were all her favourite.

Jackie enjoyed camping, boating, scrap booking, sewing, quilting and many types of crafts. She had a great love for animals especially cats, dogs and horses and was a member of the Humane Society.

Jackie loved all her family and the greatest love of her life were her children Randy and Jessie.

Dear Jackie,
Our lives go on without you, and nothing is the same.
We have to hide our heartaches, when someone speaks your name.
Sad are the hearts that love you, Silent the tears that fall.
Living our lives without you, is the hardest part of all.
You did so many things for us,
Your heart was always kind and true.
And when we needed someone most,
We could always count on you.
The special years will not return, when we were all together.
But with the love within our hearts, you will walk with us forever!

Deeply missed and Always remembered
Love Forever and Always your Family
We love you Jackie!


You’d hold me close in your arms,
I love the way you felt so strong

I never wanted you to leave
I wanted you to stay here holding me

I miss you
I miss your smile
And I still shed a tear
Every once in awhile

And even though it’s different now
You’re still here somehow
My heart won’t let you go
And I need you to know
I miss you !

Submitted by : Miki

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