Jacqueline Beryl Ellen O'Gorman

4 June, 194731 March, 2021

With much sadness, the family of Jacqueline O’Gorman announces her passing at 73 years of age in Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, following a lengthy illness.

Jacqui grew up in Calgary and graduated from St. Francis High School, and then business school. She loved her job as a senior secretary at Nortel in Calgary. She was a lively, generous spirit who enjoyed, camping, and spending time with friends.

We are grateful for the kindnesses and care Jacqui received at Chartwell Colonel Belcher, St. Marguerite’s Manor, and Brentwood Care Centre. Sincere thanks are extended to Dr. Yuen at St. Marguerite’s and to the many wonderful caregivers at each of those facilities who attended to Jacqui’s growing needs. Their dedication and skills were beneficial and much appreciated.

Several of Jacqui’s long-term friends provided enormous help to her along the way, none more so than Janice De Santis, who remained dedicated and loyal to Jacqui throughout her last years of declining capacities.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, a private memorial will be held at Jacqui’s interment in Calgary’s Queen’s Park cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Jacqui’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Jacqueline Beryl Ellen O'Gorman

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Kari Hirsekorn

12 April 2021

My sincere condolences on the loss of Jacqui. She was an absolutely wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
Some of my fondest memories of her include her telling stories about tap dancing with her best friend and having to learn how to jump over a cane in a duet number. She and her friend of course mastered the task at hand after hours and hours of practice and some bruised shins. Jacqui loved to dance and gave it her all at every opportunity. I pray that she is now at peace dancing her way through Heaven's Gate!!

Lori Craig

12 April 2021

Wonderful memories of Jacqui at Nortel, she was inspiring and welcoming to all. Safe travels home dear heart 💜

Thomas Eansor

8 April 2021

Jacqui was my admin at Nortel for three years in the mid nineteen eighties . Tremendously competent and a faultless human being .
She was dependable and protective in a gratifying way .
We all loved her very much .

Susan Ouellette-Layman

8 April 2021

I have so many fond memories of Jacqui during our Nortel days in Calgary, and we’d still get together when I’d return to Calgary after I was transferred. She was so much fun! Also very kind, loving and the kind of good friend we are sometimes blessed to have. We were able to experience some of the 88 Olympic festivities together, among many other enjoyments. I’ll always remember her smiling and happy. My sincere condolences go out to her family and friends.

Maureen Podperyhora

7 April 2021

Jacqui will be fondly remembered as A lovely kind lady who had a great laugh! She was amazing at her job and was a treasured member of our Nortel family.
I will always remember her tooth ring.
She was far too young. Heaven is lucky to have her.

Wendy Lasalle

7 April 2021

I worked with Jackie at Nortel. I remember her big smile, her kindness and her very wonderful attitude to everyone around her.
My condolences to her family and friends.

Wendy Meerveld

7 April 2021

Jacqueline was an active part of our Nortel family, she was always positive, always smiling and always kind. My condolences to the family and friends she acquired over her lifetime.

Rest in peace sweetie!

arlene macdonald

7 April 2021

Denis,Lorraine and family,
My condolences on the loss of a sister and aunt.
Since 1965 when I first met Jacqui we remained steadfast friends. Jacqui's warm smile and engaging personality made her an instant friend to all those she met. Jacqui was a loving, caring and kind person who was always first to lend a hand wherever possible. My family and I will miss her.
Shalom and may she rest in deserved peace,
Arlene Macdonald & family

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