Jacalyn "Jacky" Andrea Cook

July 3, 1969 to November 28, 2022


The funeral service for Jacalyn Cook will be livestreamed for those unable to attend. 

Please click HERE to view the service

Passed away suddenly at the age of 53. Predeceased by her father, Fred Cook; paternal grandparents, Fred & Isabel (Smallwood) Cook; maternal grandparents Bill & Winnie (Butt) Swain.

Left with loving memories are her mother, Doreen (Swain) Cook & sister Michele (Lonny) Ellis. She also leaves a large circle of other family and friends.

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, December 7th from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. The funeral service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Thursday, December 8th at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers, a donation is Jacky’s name may be made to the Community Food Sharing Association or the SPCA.



2-4 p.m. on December 7, 2022

7-9 p.m. on December 7, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday December 8th

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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I just heard; Jackie died. She was fun. I’m glad I met her.

I am just now learning of your daughter, Jacky’s untimely death. I am sure she has already been welcomed into heaven by her father. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Enid and Cyril OBrien

great fun soul…..

My heart goes out to you today, Doreen, Michelle and Lonny. I wish I could have been there. Being in Labrador I was not able to attend today but I watched the service online. Jacky was a good friend to so many. Thinking of you all in this sad time.

Dear Doreen, Michelle and family,
I am thinking of you today say Good Bye and celebrate Jacky’s life. Such a difficult time for you. I know you miss your much loved daughter and sister. Jacky was a lively presence wherever she went. I remember the last time I saw her was at Ron and Joan’s Regatta BBQ in 2019. I remember sharing a few laughs with her. May Jacky Rest In Peace now. Much love, Janice

Doreen and family. Shocked to hear of Jacalyn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Donna and Jim Rockwood

Jackie was an exceptional nurse. My son was 8 when a baby tooth was temporarily filled and this lead to cellulitis on half his face. He had been extreme pain from the pressure of the infected tooth when he found out he would have to stay in hospital and have iv antibiotics. He became very upset. The only person that could console him and get him to cooperate was Jackie. My son is 24 now. When I heard Jackie died I called him. He immediately knew who I was speaking of, Jackie made a huge impression on both of us. We send our condolences to Jackie’s family; both the official family and all the people that have been touched by her beautiful spirit.

Mrs Cook and family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved daughter and sister. May your memories and love give you strength. We remember you well from our childhood. Hugs,

Christine Phillips, Colleen Pitt, and Phillip Parsons
(Children of Jim and Una Parsons)

We are so sad to learn of Jacky’s untimely passing. Sadly, it is far too soon. Our deepest and most sincere sympathies to Doreen and Michele. May she Rest In Peace.

Jackie – You’re gone much too soon. You had the biggest warmest personality. Beautiful on the outside and inside – unique – and as a plus it seemed like a joyful fun, party was on the go, whenever you were there or near. To your family, I offer deepest condolences.

Offering deepest condolences to Jackie’s family and many friends, especially to Doreen and Michelle. Jackie was such a bright light in our community and she was so loved by so many. I will miss her friendly smile, her laughter, and her great sense of fun. Sending condolences also on behalf of the Heath family, myself (Lori), Sylvia, Ed, and Jennifer.

Doreen & Michele,
I’m so saddened to learn of Jacky’s passing. In reading all the tributes here, and the brief time we did meet at that family gathering back in 2018, she was obviously well-loved and her friendships cherished. May all the happy memories bring you joy and a smile during this most difficult of times.

Jacky was an incredible spirit, a community person with a sense of humour and love that shined. I will miss seeing her at music events and having a laugh and a hug, while enjoying one of our many favourite St. John’s musicians. The last two were particularly good, in July and just one month ago. Shine on dear Jacky Cook. Louise

So saddened to hear of Jacky’s passing. I worked with her at the Janeway, and I lived two doors up from her on Pleasant Street.

May she be at peace. Condolences to her family and friends.

Sincere condolences on the passing of Jacky to her mother and sister and all of the people whose lives she touched. Jacky was quite a personality, usually with her beautiful smile and soft voice. Many wonderful memories to hold on to of her.

To Jacky’s family and friends, this is a sudden shock. We haven’t seen her for years but wow, she was so young. Knew her through her relatives, the Keating family. She was always smiling and upbeat. I remember seeing her walking with her pet ferret many years ago. Condolences.

Doreen and Michelle
Sincerest Sympathy on the passing of your precious daughter and sister..May you find comfort in the beautiful memories you share.
Ivy Crowley-Saint.

Doreen & family
Sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing, may you find
A measure of comfort in knowing our thoughts &
Prayers are with you @ this heart ❤️ breaking time.
Maisie & Brooks

Doreen so sorry to read of Jacky s passing. My condolences. to u and Michelle. Take care . God bless.

I’m so sorry to hear of Jacky’s passing. I remember the fun times we at JL’s every Canada Day weekend. When we were younger we were like the “downtown girls” of St. John’s. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss of such a beautiful lady.

so sorry to hear of jackie’s passing, its been a while since
i saw u doreen,always remember how kind u were to me, please accept our condolences, God Bless
bud & sandra duffett

Jackie was a honest friend to me and I admired her strength. She will be dearly missed.

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Jackie and I were classmates at Virginia Park,
then worked together at the Janeway.
Jackie was always kind, caring and fun.
She will be missed.

Doreen and Michelle, My thoughts and my love are with you at this sad time. I will always remember Jackie with special love. Love Betty Seward

So sorry to hear of Jackie’s sudden passing. She always had such a kind spirit about her and her huge presence will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest condolences. 🙏🏻

So sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you Hold on to your precious memories

To Doreen and Family,
Sincere sympathy to you at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Pauline Murrin

Sorry for your loss, Bob and Viona.

Aunt Doreen, Michelle & family, so shocked & saddened to hear of Jacky’s passing, thinking of you at this very sad & difficult time, hold on to all those precious memories, I know you have many. Sincere & heartfelt condolences to all. Love Robert & Viona

Sorry to hearof your loss. Thinking of you all..
Wish we kept in contact.
Daphne Kelloway Hanrahan.

I’m so sorry to hear of Jacky’s passing. She was always up for a game of crib and was the most generous soul. We had good times together, i will miss her greatly, as im sure many will. My condolences to the family.

To Jacky’s family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have known Jacky for many years and whenever I saw her or connected with her, we always had a laugh. She was a gem. I hope you find some comfort in your memories of her. Sincere condolences, Dvorah Richler

We worked with Jacky in Burin many moons ago. We loved her spirit and energy. So sad to hear of her passing. She will be missed by everyone that she touched.

Mrs Cook & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jacky’s passing. I moved to St John’s for my Pediatric residency at the Janeway in July/2002 and Jacky was one of the first friends that I made. That is not likely a surprise to anyone who knew her.
She was incredibly kind and welcoming, opening her home to me. We had many, many visits over the years on Pleasant Street, often in the garden that she loved so very much. We also spent a fair bit of time golfing in Pippy Park.
I last got to visit with her 4 years ago, which was the last time I was to St John’s. I was thinking of her just the other day, in fact.
I will always remember her fondly. She was a truly loving person. I am so sorry for your loss. She was one of a kind!

My sincere condolences. Jacky was so loved and was so good to everyone who knew her. She will be missed by so many.

I hope you can find comfort in your memories.

Doreen, Michelle and family. Sending our sincere condolences on the sudden passing of Jacky. Hopefully your memories will bring you comfort and peace in the difficult days ahead! Fern and Ed and family

Doreen & Family. I was saddened to read of the death of Jacky. I remember both her and Michelle when they were Junior volunteers at the Janeway Children’s Hospital.. I am sorry that things turned out to be so challenging for Jacky as she always had that big smile which was infectious. Hopefully all your memories will help you through this difficult time and in the days ahead. . Thinking of you and sending sincere condolences. Maude Peach

To Jacky’s family,
My deepest condolences to you all – Jacky will be missed by so many. My fondest memories are of a couple of blueberry picking adventures 🙂

My deepest condolences to all of you who knew and loved Jacky. She was truly one of a kind with an infectious laugh and a huge heart. Please take comfort in your cherished memories. Godspeed.

Mrs Cook , Michele and family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of Jacky’s passing. Most of my fondest memories growing up, both in school and after school, included Jacky, usually at the Center of the event or get together. She was such a warm and giving person who loved to make people happy.
My sincerest condolences. May you find some peace in knowing that so many people loved her and share in your loss

Mrs. Cook and Michele,
Thinking of you both at this time. What a terrible shock it is to lose someone so suddenly. I remember many times hanging with Jacky in your basement, playing records then taking breaks to make pizza when we were just little kids. I know that she is alright and at peace and I hope you can both find peace and strength, especially as you navigate this holiday season.
Carolyn Rideout (Barfoot)

Sincere condolences. I’ve known Jacky for 30 years and will miss her smile and her laugh. She was smart and would always lend a hand to those in need. Thinking of you today Jacky.

Doreen and Michelle, we are very sorry for your loss. Jacky was just so lovely, kind, and fun. We are so grateful that we had the privilege of knowing her and are deeply sad that she has passed.

To Doreen, Michele and Lonny. We are so sorry to hear about Jacky’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences at this difficult time. Be comforted with all your happy memories. Roz and Cliff

My condolences to your family, Jacky – you leave a thousand friends with a hole in their heart filled with memories of your laughter.

Doreen, Steve and I are so very sorry for your loss. We are sending you and your family our deepest sympathies at this sad time.

So sorry to hear of Jacky’s passing. May all the loving memories of her give you much comfort. Prayers are sent your way.

My deepest condolences to Jacky’s family. I knew her nearly 30 years ago when I lived in St. John’s and she was incredibly kind and welcoming to me. Such a joyful spirit with an openess warmth that I have always remembered with gratitude and fondness.

Doreen,Michelle and Lonnie, can’t find the words to express now saddened I am to hear the news of dear Jacky’s sudden death,my heart breaks for you, we share a lifetime of memories,,try to stay strong,and always remember”those we love are always with us”


Doreen and Michelle – we are so very sorry for your loss. Jacky opened her heart and home to mainlander-me without hesitation 30 years ago for my first visit to St. John’s, and was my first (and best!) 120s teacher, helping me through my first steps to become a Newfoundlander-By-Choice. Her passing is a loss to our community – she was a force and a light. – Jenn Deon & Dave Walsh

Doreen and family:
We are so very sorry to hear about Jacky’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you at this difficult time.

Deepest condolences on Jacky’s passing. She had such a kind, bright and fun loving spirit. She will be missed by so many who knew her.

Sorry to to hear of Jackie’s passing .May the memories of her time with you help you get through difficult time.

Doreen.It has been many years since we saw you but know that we are thinking about you and send our love and deepest condolences on the passing of your daughter . May she RIP. Linda Payne and Sherry Kelloway daughters of Vera and John C. Penney.