JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS


Jacqueline Sterling Watson

May 25, 1938August 9, 2019
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jacqueline Watson (née LaCasse), age 81, on Friday, August 9, 2019, with her children by her side. Jackie was born on May 25, 1938 in Saint John, New Brunswick, and was the daughter of the late Laurent and Audrey (Stirling) LaCasse.

Jackie will lovingly be remembered by her two children, Barry Watson (Andrea) and Tammy Watson, and her granddaughter, Milena. Jackie was pre-deceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) Watson. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and leaves behind many beautiful memories. Jackie was married in 1958 and lived in Saint John before moving to Halifax and then Deep Brook, Nova Scotia. Jackie worked for Simpson Sears in book-keeping before starting a family. She created a loving home where everyone was always welcome. Jackie hosted many Naval reunion parties for military friends, as well as countless Bluegrass jam sessions with her husband Bob and many friends. She was famous for her cooking, especially her homemade rolls which could always be found rising by the woodstove. Jackie’s interests included bingo, reading, knitting and candlepin bowling with the ladies league in Cornwallis. As her children grew up, she was a familiar face at the Deep Brook General Store, where she enjoyed working part-time.

In her last years, Jackie moved to Bedford to be closer to her children. She lived for her family, especially her granddaughter, Milena, who she loved dearly. They spent lots of time together, taking Belle for little walks, pizza nights and watching Master Chef Junior and Harry Potter. She also had a special place in her heart for her step-granddaughter, Nathalia. She loved celebrating special occasions and holidays with family at Barry and Andrea’s and looking after their cat, Ricky. She lived a selfless life, was generous and kind – those values and her spirit will live on in our hearts.

Private family viewing was held on Monday, August 12, 2019 at J. A. Snow Funeral Home. Private graveside service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 in the Madonna Cemetery, Marshalltown, Digby Co.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their love, care and support during the last several months at the QEII Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in support of Endocrinology or Kidney research, QEII Foundation.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.jasnowfuneralhome.com


  • Private Committal Service Friday, August 16, 2019


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Holly Hewey

August 18, 2019

It was my priveledge to spend a lot of time as a teenager with the Watsons, they were my second family. Jackie always laughed at Tammy's and my antics, whether we were singing silly songs and recording ourselves on the tape recorder, or some of our other things we would do to amuse ourselves. She would shake her head and laugh. Bob and Jackie were wonderful parents, their home was full of light and love, music and caring about others. Jackie was a very patient, loving Mom, a beautiful spirit. Many people will have lots of great memories of Jackie, she will live in our hearts forever. ❤

Greg & Ann MacDonald

August 18, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss, Barry, Andrea, Tammy and Milena. The video tribute to your Mom is wonderful. It brought tears and smiles - the smiles, in particular, for the pics of those "big hair" years! Treasure the memories.

june trimper

August 17, 2019

Dear Barry and Tammy,

We were sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We often think of her and your father when driving through Deep Brook. They were such active members of the community.

Our sincere sympathy,

June & Wendell Trimper

Ans van den Broek

August 16, 2019

Jackie was a member of our Brookside Condo Community. She was quiet, and we didn't know each other very well, but I appreciated her as my neighbour "below me". It is the quiet neighbour who contributes to the peace and quiet enjoyment of our home. Brookside is not the same without her. I will miss her.
My heartfelt condolences to the children and grandchildren.

Larry & Marilyn Schofield & Clayton

August 14, 2019

Rest in peace Jackie she was a lovely person especially her cooking when me and Bob played our music our prayers are with Barry and Tammy.

Christine Jamieson

August 14, 2019

Tammy, Barry and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of sleepovers and birthday parties at your home and how Jackie would laugh at our antics! You were truly blessed with beautiful parents.

Lois and Bill Kennedy

August 13, 2019

Jackie was our good friend and worked with us ,we had lots of laughs together. Lois and I talked to her and we stayed in contact of the years. Lois would talk to her on the phone for hours . She will be greatly missed RIP dear lady.

Gen & Abby Marshall

August 13, 2019

To Jackie's family ,we are so very sorry for your loss .

Bless you Jackie, my Birthday twin I will miss you for a long-long time .

Brian and Nancy Stark

August 13, 2019

We have fond memories of attending social gatherings at Deep Brook with your Mother and Father. Our condolences to Tammy, Barry and Family.

Frank&Joan Harris

August 13, 2019

Our condolences to the family Jackie was a good friend