William Richard Jackman

December 8, 1926June 25, 2012

Dick passed away peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2012 in Seattle at the age of 85. He was born on December 8, 1926, in Chilliwack, British Columbia, the son of Clarence and Nellie Jackman. Dick graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle. He then served in the Navy as a Pharmacist's Mate/Corpsman at Balboa Hospital in San Diego, caring for wounded seamen near the close of WWII. After his service he attended the University of Washington and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1950. In 1950 he also married the love of his life, Colleen, on St. Patrick's Day. He began work at Craigen Pharmacy in Seattle then partnered with Dave Richardson to open North Roosevelt Pharmacy in the Maple Leaf area. He became sole owner in 1973 and continued to run North Roosevelt (now Maple Leaf Pharmacy) until 1990. He is remembered as an earnest health care provider, beloved by his customers and employees. He often would get up in the middle of the night to deliver needed medications in an emergency. He was a Clinical Affiliate Faculty member of the University of Washington and an active member of the Washington State Pharmacy Association. Dick was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 173, in View Ridge in the 1960's, where three of his sons attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was also an enthusiastic supporter of the University of Washington Rowing program, in which four of his children participated while attending the UW. Throughout the years he loved building and maintaining summer homes at Warm Beach, Camano Island, and Lake Cavanaugh. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Colleen, his children Robert (Janice), Richard (Sherrie), Ronald (Linda), Jeanelle Lund, William Jr. (Aimee), and grandchildren Will and Emma Lund, Gwyneth, James and Austin Jackman. Dick is also survived by brother, Don (Margrette), and sister, Gwen Buchan (Alan). Dick was a compassionate friend to all who knew him, a hard-working, deeply principled pharmacist and a devoted husband and father who will be sorely missed and happily remembered.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, August 21, 2012
  • Reception Tuesday, August 21, 2012

William Richard Jackman

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Denny Ward

August 21, 2012

Dick helped me in so many ways. I delivered papers to his parents home in Wallingford when I was young. Then as the next door neighbor to the pharmacy we became friends. He helped me with architectural drawings for my house on 88th then complete plan drawings for the property next door and all he got out of it was a bird feeder. Will keep him in my thoughts and prayers forever.

July 30, 2012

We will miss our visits with Dick, and seeing him take his walk down to Sandpoint and back. He was considerate and a good meighbor. He displayed a sense of integrity which is seen less and less today.

Bob & Pat, Seattle, Wa.

July 14, 2012

So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was such a great neighbor. Always willing to help, so sweet to my children and a wealth of knowledge on so many subjects. He will be missed.
Terri, Samantha and Zachary

Clayton Boyce

July 1, 2012

I have fond memories of Dick, especially in our younger years, when we often played tennis together. I admired his diligence in pursuing his education at the UW and receiving his degree in Pharmacy, and then, on from there . . .

Doris and I want to extend our sincere sympathy to Dick's family in their loss.

Dave Andree

July 1, 2012

Our family is sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I always enjoyed my discussions with him when I visited. He would ask my opinions on various subjects and then listen intensely to my comments, even when I was a teenager. Sometimes he would agree and sometimes he would say he would consider my perspective. One time Rick and I were going camping and he was reluctant to let us use his camping gear. When I assured him that it would be returned in good condition, he gave permission. His trust in me made this teenager feel respected and worthwhile. I know all of you will miss him dearly.