Allan Jackson

January 14, 1937June 20, 2013
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JACKSON, Allan Ambrose – Peacefully at home with family on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Wanda Jackson (nee D’Angelo) and the late Carolyn Ann Jackson (nee Young 1973). Loving father of Benjamin Jackson, Brian and Penelope (Astles) Jackson, Jeffrey Jackson, Larry and Kelly (MacDonald) Jackson, Christine Westland (Jackson), Robert and Amy (Fabiano) Jackson, and Victoria Jackson and Scott Cudney. Devoted grandfather of Sarah, Matthew, Julia, Lauren, Rebecca, Amy, Andrew, Hannah, Maria and Abigail. Dear brother of Paul (Shirley) and the late Larry (Taye). Allan graduated from Queen’s University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He retired in 1996 from the City of Sault Ste. Marie as Chief Administrative Officer after 35 years of service. Allan was well known in the community with his involvement with different organizations. He was past President of the Ontario Municipal Administrators’ Association (1987-1988), past President of the Ontario Good Roads Association (1985-1986), past President of the Ontario Municipal Engineers Association (1973-1974), past Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, past Director of the Pollution Control Association of Ontario (now Water Environment Association of Ontario), past Member of the Joint International Bridge Authority Board of Directors (2000-2004), past Member and Director of the St. Mary’s River Bridge Company, past Member and Chair of the Board of the Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology, past Member of the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre; Chair of the Board of Trustees and Member of the Board of Directors, past Member of the Sault Ste. Marie United Way Board of Directors, Member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario from 1960-2008, past Chapter Chair of the Algoma Engineers Association, past President of the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie (1991-1992); member since 1984; District Area Representative (1993-1995); Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and Member of the Sault Ste. Marie Lakeshore Kiwanis Club (1967-1972). Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Mass celebrated from St. Jerome’s Catholic Church on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 10 am. Msgr. Victor Amadio officiating. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the SAH Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2013
  • Memorial Mass Thursday, July 4, 2013

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Ken Boshcoff

October 3, 2013

Dear Wanda and Family
Please know my thoughts are with you at this time. I only have great memories of our friendship including his sparking the idea for a Thunder Bay-Duluth Friendship Games which continued for many years.
It was an honour to know Allan,
Ken Boshcoff

Hunter Floyd

July 22, 2013

Wanda and family: Deepest sympathies on Al"s passing. .I cherish over sixty years of friendship and memories of good times and laughter. He will be greatly missed, but thoughts of him will always evoke warm smiles. May the Lord bless you in your time of loss.

mario & wendy mannello

July 4, 2013

Dear Wanda, I just to say on behalf of Wendy and myself that, we were very sorry to here about your loss. I had the pleasure of working for Al for 3-4 years. He was all class, and the best boss I ever had worked for. He treated me like co-worker and a friend. I will truly miss him.

July 3, 2013

Benny, thinking of you and your family at this very
difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers.

Jo-Ann McCulloch

July 2, 2013

Wanda and family. It was sad to hear of the loss of Al. We can only imagine how much you will miss him and we hope that good memories of the good times you shared together will soon replace the grief you now feel.

Lorna and Charlie Cliffe

July 1, 2013

Brian and the Jackson Family,
You have our deepest sympathies.
Jeff, Jen, Thomas, and Henry Lysiak

Jennifer Sprague

July 1, 2013

Mrs. Jackson, Benny, Brian, Jeff, Larry, Bobby, Chris & Vicki...sending love to all of you. I remember when you guys all moved to Cedar Heights... Your house was my second home many, many years ago...My heart is broken for all of you. God has yet another Angel now. God Speed to Mr. love & friendship...Jennifer Sprague

Lorie Bottos

June 30, 2013

Dear Wanda and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Al was a wonderful co-worker and boss during the years I worked with him. He displayed compassion for those around him. He became a true friend over those years. He will be missed by many people. Lorie Bottos

Doug Vallee

June 30, 2013

Our sympathy to you and your family following Al's passing. Al and I go back to early childhood friends growing up in the hamlet of Straffordville to sharing a room together at Queen's University for 4 years. Al was a "very best friend" and a "true gentleman". He will be missed.

Doug Vallee Simcoe Ont.

June 30, 2013

Wanda and family: We certainly share in your sorrow with the passing of Al. We have some very fond memories of him, particularly on vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama. You indeed are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Marty and Jane