Jacqueline “Jackie” Simmons

Simmons- Peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Friday January 5, 2024. Jacqueline “Jackie” Simmons, age 93 years of Sarnia and formerly of Corunna. Jackie, the daughter of Pearl and Byron Johnston, was born and raised in Courtright. She married Paul Simmons of Corunna in 1949. Jackie deeply loved her family and friends, warm weather, and the St. Clair River. She was always up for a friendly lunch, an exciting party, European river cruise, or a competitive game of bowling. Jackie had many life-long friendships, several originating in childhood. She attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Courtright her entire life and worked at the Sarnia Courthouse for many years. Upon retirement she travelled the world, dragging Paul (or so he said) along behind her. Jackie is survived by her daughter Lynn Zachmeyer of California and son Michael of Sarnia, two grandsons Adam (Susan) and Sam (Taryn), granddaughter Jennifer Welch, and four great-grandsons. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Paul (2014) and by her son John (2023). In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held in Sutherland Cemetery, Courtright in the summer. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit. Arrangements entrusted to the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation at this time.


Canadian Cancer Society Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit

Funeral Date

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

37 thoughts on “Jacqueline “Jackie” Simmons”

  1. Elizabeth Cushing

    Sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mother. Jacqueline. She was a loving, kind person. She will be missed, but not forgotten. With much love, Betty

  2. So sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. Hugs to you all!

  3. Jackie was such a lovely person and so glad to have known her. What a beautiful picture. Sending condolences to her family.

  4. Dianne Mackert (niece)

    I feel so Blessed to have had such a wonderful aunt my whole life. She was so much fun to be around. Always up for a visit with other family members. The memories I have of her on cruises, a visit to Mexico, her visiting in California, attending many weddings and birthday celebrations, are, and will continue to be, some of my fondest memories of Aunt Jack!

  5. Love you grandma! Thanks for teaching me many life lessons! You were just the sweetest lady and amazing soul! Just so grateful you are in heavan with grampa! Love you forever !

  6. Chris Jarvis Maureen MacDonald (Bryan)

    Lynn,Michael and Family
    I’m so sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing she was a beautiful woman inside and out.
    Maureen and I will treasure the many memories we have of her. Thinking of you and Michael and this sad time.

  7. Donna (Kelly) Mathiasen

    Dear Lynn,
    My most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.
    Praying for your peace and comfort.

  8. Nadine (Cook) Wark

    Sincere sympathy to Lynn, Mike and extended families of Jackie…our families go way back to the good old Corunna days. The Simmons, Griffin and Cook families raised their kids there and all were friends. Jackie and Paul were friends of my parents, Ivan and Molly Cook. Jackie was a beautiful soul, inside and out. May God give you Peace and Comfort at this difficult time and moving forward.

  9. Our condolences to Jackie’s family. We were her Courtright neighbours ans we lived near her parents and we continued our friendship as she journeyed on in her life. Jackie found the best in everyone . Her picture captures her love for life.
    The Devin Family

  10. Arsene and Bonnie (Cook) Tanguy

    So very sorry to learn of Jackie’s passing. She was a sweet lady and Paul and her were good friends of Nina and Jake. Our deepest sympathy to her family.

  11. Sending our deepest condolences to you and you family. She was a special lady for sure.
    Janice & Dennis McDonald

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