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Jacqueline Doris (HAYES) MAHONEY

November 3, 2016


Born Dec 07, 1931, Jacquie slipped away quietly at home Nov 03, 2016.

Survived by son Pat Mahoney (Marie), daughter Micki Mahoney (Rick), best friends Lin & Ken Antonelli, grandcat Jack, grandson James Mahoney, sister-in-law Carol Hayes, nephew Bill Hayes (Jackie), niece Deanna Cummings (Jasson), 4 great nephews & many extended & step family members. Predeceased by her spouse John Obester, dad Robert (Bob) Hayes Sr., mom Irene Hayes (Routley) & brother Robert (Bob) Hayes Jr.

Raised in Port Coquitlam, Jacquie had many vivid, fond memories of family, friends, the Wild Duck Inn & the Pitt River. Never one to be told she couldn’t do it, Mom overcame adversities & took on a wide range of occupations & activities in her life. Smart, funny, feisty & determined, Jacquie was game for almost anything.

Proud to be an Eagles & REAC member for 40+ years, Jacquie dedicated countless volunteer hours. She & her sidekick Lin always had a project on the go, raising & donating funds to various charities. Together this dynamic duo had many adventures, laughs and a shared admiration of Matthew McConaughey in the Lincoln commercials.

Avid curling fans, Jacquie & Joan Davidson often cheered & relentlessly critiqued the sport. Although she seldom missed an opportunity to express her point of view, Mom championed the underdog & would lend a hand to anyone (or animal). Always up for a game of crib, Jacquie got the ultimate “29” hand during a game Oct 27, 2016.

Rocky, as she was also affectionately known, loved (& was very proud of) her family, animals, tugboats, a good joke, the Casino, roadtrips and to share a drink with friends. So think of her with a smile & raise a glass in her honour.

Special thanks to Dr. Jon Walker, the Paramedics, hospital personnel and all who showed Mom exceptional care and compassion, particularly during the last year.

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