Jacqueline “Jackie” Cruickshank

Cruickshank-We announce the peaceful passing of Jacqueline “Jackie” Ann Cruickshank on Wednesday January 31, 2024, at her home, with her family by her side, at the age of 81 years. Beloved wife of Rev. John Cruickshank for over 60 years. Loving mother of Beth & Rick Machan, Heather Cruickshank & Deano Muzzin, Jim & Liza Cruickshank, John Cruickshank & Michelle Paquette and mother-in-law of Julie Cruickshank. Cherished Nana to Bryan Sterling (Alanah Lamb), Olivia Machan (Ian Bendall), Amanda Sterling (Jordan Mitchell), Alexander (Kayla) Machan, Sarah Cruickshank (Drake Esdon), Joshua Sterling, Duncan Cruickshank, Matt Cruickshank, Jill Cruickshank and Meredith Cruickshank and great-grandmother to Theodore Bendall. Jackie is survived by; her brother, David Butler and by John’s brothers and their wives; Jim & Jackie, Stuart & Lori, Richard & Vicki, Doug & Patricia, and Don & Karen. Several nieces & nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her parents, Jack & Margaret Butler, her sister Mary Waugh, and her mother & father in law Jim & Elsie Cruickshank. Jackie was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. She found great joy in dedicating her life to support John in his calling. John always said there should be a stained glass window in every church dedicated to the wives of ministers, who had to hardest calling of all. She was a member of IODE, a long time volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society and a lifetime member of the WMS. Friends and family will be received at Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna, on Saturday February 3, 2024 from 1-3 pm. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday February 4, 2024 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. North, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or WMS Mooretown Auxiliary. Messages and condolences may be left online at www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Saturday February 3, 2024 from 1-3 p.m.


Canadian Cancer Society WMS Mooretown Auxiliary

Funeral Date

Sunday February 4, 2024 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sarnia

28 thoughts on “Jacqueline “Jackie” Cruickshank”

  1. So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. She was the kindest woman! My heart goes out to you all, Heather, Beth and families. 😘😘

  2. Stuart and Lori Cruickshank

    Sorry to hear the sad news of Jackie’s passing. She had the best of care from a dedicated and loving family. That and Christian belief are consolations that give much comfort.

  3. Jeff and Sue Agar

    Rev. Cruickshank and family: we are so sorry to learn of Jackie’s passing. We send our sincere sympathies to you all. Keeping you in our thoughts and our prayers. May you carry your memories in your hearts forever. ❤️

  4. To the Family we send our love, and thoughts of all the fond memories of Jackie. Sending our thoughts and prayers to John and the entire family. May her kind and generous spirit be with you all during this difficult time and for a lifetime to come. The LaPier/Gignac Family

  5. The Scale Family

    We send our sincere thoughts and prayers to John and his family.
    We have fond memories of Jackie helping Beth and Heather when they first started babysitting our two girls.
    Doug and Elizabeth
    Jennifer and Cynthia

  6. My heart felt sympathy to the Cruickshank family. Jackie was so interested in all friends and their families. She suffered at times in silence but still was interested in all families. She is in a better place and will always be remembered. Hugs to all. Elsie Lumley

  7. Helen Jackson (Fraser)

    Rev Cruickshank and family. Thinking of you all during this time. May the wonderful memories light the days ahead.

  8. Rest in peace, Jackie. Both you and John were a pleasure to get to know on our evening walks. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Neil, Cheryl and Jack (the dog) Plumb.

  9. John [and family],
    I know you and your family will experience God’s presence and consolation as you mourn Jackie. I’m glad knowing you will hear many fond remembrances of her generous life from the lives she touched in compassionate and caring ways. Take care of yourself in the weeks and months ahead and allow the hope of the gospel, those excellent memories and the support of your family and friends sustain you.

    Ian and Linda Shaw

  10. 52 years ago my babies and I braved a winter day looking for a church nearby. We went to Knox and met John and Jackie Cruickshank. Over all these years our friendship has grown through raising children, church activities, skating events, and so much more. The Cruickshank family- all of you- are wonderful examples of family commitment. Jackie has had a tough time these past few years and you stood firmly there to help her and include her. John you are an example of what a marriage vow really is. Your unending devotion is a lesson to us all. Jackie was a great Mom, Grandma, Wife, and Friend to so many of us. I shall miss her but rejoice in the knowledge that she is with the Lord who she served well, resting peacefully. All my love Sharon

  11. So sorry to hear this, John. You and Jackie have a warm place in the grateful hearts of all who knew you at Burlington East Presbyterian Church.

  12. Patty Colpitts and family

    Oh my, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of this great woman. To the Cruickshank family, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Thinking of you all.

  13. We were so sorry to hear of the passing of “Jackie”.
    Sending our sincere condolences to your entire family!
    Donna & Dennis Banning

    1. I am so sorry to hear about Jackie’s passing! I enjoyed our time spent together at the gym . Thinking of you all!!
      Laurie Smith and family

      1. James and Susanne

        Dear Jim, Liza and family
        Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.
        Sending our sincerest condolences.
        Love James and Susanne

  14. Gail and John Millson

    Rev. Cruickshank, David and Carmel, our deepest sympathy on your loss. Jackie was always so wonderful starting back in the days when I was in Sunday School at Knox Presbyterian in Windsor. Lots of Love coming your way from Gail and John Millson. Windsor.

  15. Patricia and Chuck Caza and family

    Dear Heather and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of you. I have such fond memories of our university days and your parents visiting us – your mom doing the dishes and your dad pulling the weeds in our backyard – and taking us to Knotty Pine for dinner. Always so kind and generous. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending much strength and love.

  16. John and rest of family
    I was so shocked to hear of Jackie’s passing. I hadn’t been in touch since moving but don’t think you hadn’t been in my thoughts. I still remember the good times with Jackie, Marjorie, Kim, Gina and myself at Thompson Gardens. Those days were the best there and I will always remember them as such. Also do I remember correctly you dumping the lawn mower in the river and the strawberry social at your home. It was the best. Jackie was a gift to be treasured. You and all the family are in my prayers.
    Judy Simpson and the boys

  17. To John and all of his family, my deepest sympathy. Jackie was truly a loving person and she loved all of her family deeply. In my many visits with her on their porch she talked about all her children and her extended family. It wasn’t hard to see what pride she had for everyone. She was a joy to talk to and she had much joy in her. May your all find strength your memories of her.

  18. Margret Anne Bomar

    To the Cruickshank family, Dave, Carmel and Patricia. Tom joins me in sending condolences for your loss. My fondest memories of Jackie date back to the early sixties, growing up in Windsor, when our families spent many weekends together. Even as my slightly older, second cousin, I remember Jackie’s copious, dark, curly hair, smile and generous spirit. May all the good memories sustained you. Tom and Margret (Peacey) Bomar

  19. Jeff & Mary Parkes

    John, we are very sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We enjoyed talking to such a wonderful couple when you two would be sitting on your porch and also as you two would walk past our home (your neighbors) on your walks. May she rest in peace and may all your wonderful memories you shared else the pain.

  20. Becky Bellavance

    Dear John, Beth, Heather, Jim, John and families, my sincere condolences on the passing of Jackie, dear wife and mother. I always enjoyed running in to her and hearing about all of you over the years. She was a pillar of our church community along with John for many years. I loved her wit and sense of humour. I know you will all treasure your many wonderful memories.
    Thinking of you all,
    Becky Hill-Bellavance

  21. Rev Cruickshank & Family
    My deepest condolences to you all for your loss. A beautiful soul was Jackie gone too soon.
    Mary Vosburg

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