Jacalyn "Jackie" Vincie Haas
6 February, 1950 – 1 January, 2021
Jackie was born to Jack and Vera Hill (Picketti) in Vancouver and grew up in Cumberland. Cumberland always held a special part of her heart, in particular the early days of working at the family’s grocery store, FRELONE’S.
Jackie graduated from Georges P. Vanier High School in 1968 and began her career as a certified dental assistant. She spent several years as the front-end manager at Driftwood Dental, where she made many life-long friendships.
In June 1970, Jackie married her teen sweetheart, Donnie Haas. Meghan and Jordan joined the family in 1974 and 1978, and eventually the young family settled on Haas Road in Royston, where Donnie had grown up. Both Jackie and Don loved gardening and their beloved ‘yard’ was a tribute to their skills. Jackie later pursued a career in real estate and for many years was a respected and dedicated realtor with Re/max Ocean Pacific. She and Donnie shared a love of travel and were able to venture to many parts of the world, sharing incredible travel memories with both family and dear friends. Jackie was an active and valued member of Cumberland Community Church for the past 35 years. Her quiet faith gave her strength and a deep peace, especially in the past few years following Donnie’s sudden and unexpected death in January 2018, and her own cancer diagnosis in June of the same year. She persevered without complaint, even throughout the past several, pain-filled months. Jackie is predeceased by her husband Donnie (2018), her parents (Jack-1976 and Vera-1995), her brother, Norm (1986), sister Faye (1991) and sister-in-law, Colleen (2013). She is survived by her daughter, Meghan (Tyler) Alderson, and son, Jordan (Shaan) Haas, as well as the delights of her life, grandchildren Samuel (5) and Petra (4 months). Samuel and Petra brought so much joy to their beloved G-Mama! She is also survived by her sister, Judy (Ron) Hamm, her beloved ‘person’, niece Emma Jacalyn, the extended Haas family, and many beloved and cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins. She also leaves a host of dear friends who have stood with her in both joy and sorrow—'Driftwood Drama’, ‘Anticipation’ and Bible Study girls… all who loved and valued Jackie deeply and will miss her profoundly.
The family would like to thank everyone who supported and loved Jackie when she needed it most. We would also like to thank the Cancer Care Team at North Island Hospital, Dr. Daniel Wainberg and the incredible staff at the Comox Valley Hospice for their loving care for Jackie and patience with all of us! Jackie so desired to stay at home. Many helped with this until it was no longer physically possible. The hospice was truly a wonderful transition home for Jackie and a huge blessing for her family and many friends.
A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held when possible again. Donations in her memory may be made to Cumberland Community Church or to the Comox Valley Hospice Society.
‘When peace like a river, attendeth my way; when sorrows like sea billows roll. Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, ‘It is well, it is well with my soul’. (words from Jackie’s favourite hymn.)
A Celebration Of Life at a Later Date
Jacalyn "Jackie" Vincie Haas
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January 24, 2021
Jackie sold me a house and so sold me on Cumberland. She went above and beyond and helped me when I truly needed it without hesitation. I considered her a person of great generosity, sharp wit and integrity in all that she did. The Comox Valley has lost a true and devoted member of their community. I will miss seeing her friendly face and hearing her wonderful laugh. My heartfelt condolences to her family.
January 21, 2021
Thank you everyone for your kind words. It is heartwarming to see how mom touched so many people.
She was truly a strong and loving person - she will be dearly missed.
January 14, 2021
Meghan & Family and Jordan & Family,
Our thoughts are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. With Love, Auntie Jan, Willy, Shelley and Family.
January 14, 2021
Dear Meghan and Jordan, my deepest sympathies on the death of your mom. I think I first met your mom and dad on a soccer trip to Victoria, Meghan I think you were in Grade 10 and Jordan you must have been about 12. . Both your mom and dad were always so supportive and happy to do anything, I will always remember them fondly. Bruce Taylor
January 11, 2021
This is a photo of a group of us that travelled to Newfoundland for a ReMax convention. We had a blast!!
I will miss your Mom Megan. She always was more concerned about others than herself. We had lots of laughs right up until Christmas.
Take care of yourself and family. This will be a tough go!
January 10, 2021
Some of my earliest memories of Aunty Jackie &Uncle Donny were during the holidays. They always gave the best gifts and I still have the Christmas stocking Auntie Jackie knitted for me. I will always remember playing on the Haas property and going for walks on the train tracks. Rest In Peace.
January 8, 2021
I was saddened to hear of Aunty Jackie's passing. She and Donnie were my refuge when I was in grade 7. I spent 3 days a week at the house as Jackie's helper. She was the type of mom I wanted to be, kind, considerate, and always putting her kids first. She loved being a mom. When Jordan came home it was a real celebration. Meaghan and I were changing Jordan and he peed on us both, which Meaghan thought was very rude and funny. Your mom was a kind and dear woman who made my life better at a time when I needed comfort.
January 7, 2021
Jackie Hill (Haas) was a wonderful beautiful friend to myself and our family. I have known Jackie since I was 9 years old we created a lot of fun memories when we hung out together when we were young. Even though our lives went on different journies we manage to keep in touch over the years. Some surprise visit from her when she came to the mainland. And when I would go home to Cumberland we sometimes would meet for coffee or lunch. She will always have a place in my heart a friend I will never forget
January 7, 2021
Meghan & Jordan...Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Your Mom and Dad were very proud of you and loved you both so much..
Rest easy Jackie.. Thankyou for all the memories over so many years..You are so loved and will be missed dearly...XO