Margaret was born in Toronto, ON August 15, 1921. She accepted the Lord as her Saviour when in her mid teens. She had a great love for children, and was involved in teaching Sunday School; and children’s ministry all her life. She responded to God’s call for full time service when she was 19 years of age and entered the Salvation Army Training College to become an officer. After her graduation, she was sent to Bermuda as an officer and remained there until February of 1944. She met her beloved husband, Russell Jackson in 1939 when he came to Toronto to attend the Salvation Army Training College. They were married in Yorkton, SK. on August 30, 1944. Together with her husband, Margaret ministered in Canada until joining the Evangelical Alliance Mission in 1947. In 1948, she left Canada with her husband and baby girl for pioneer missionary service in the Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). Margaret retired in 1986 and came to live in Abbotsford, BC.
Margaret is survived by her brothers John in Winnipeg, MB and Tom in Toronto, ON; daughter Lynnette Treen, CA; sons Paul (Buddy) in Abbotsford, B.C., Tom in Wheaton, IL, nine grandÂchildren and five great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her infant twin sister Marie, another sister Emma, her parents and her husband, Russell. Margaret lived a life of deep devotion to her Master and Saviour, outstanding courage, fortitude and adaptability in the heart of Africa, a friend of all, a faithful wife, devoted and caring Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother and dedicated intercessor before the Throne of Grace.
Memorial Service Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 2:00 pm at the place of worship of the Central Heights MB Church, 1661 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC. For those who wish, memorial gifts may be made in Margaret’s name to the “Margaret Jackson Memorial Fund” for the training of Evangelists and Pastors at the Harare Theological College in Zimbabwe, Africa.
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