Jackson, Donald Gordon

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Donald (Don) Gordon Jackson, age 82. Don passed away at the Souris Health Centre on June 15, 2024, after a long battle with cancer.  He continued to live life one day at a time until the very end.

Don was born in Brandon Hospital on July 30, 1941 and spent his growing years in Souris, MB.  He attended the local school through to grade 12 and continued his education to obtain his Agricultural Diploma at University of Manitoba.

Starting at the age of 16 Don worked with his father “Hugh” and Brother “Doug” with HG Jackson and Sons, buying and selling cattle throughout Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan.  In 1975 he left the cattle business and pursued a career in real estate.  Don was a lifelong entrepreneur and his farm real estate career would take him from Manitoba to Ontario and back to the prairies of Saskatchewan.

1963 on July 29th he married the love of his life Donna Busby.  A year later they welcomed a daughter Julie followed three years later by daughter Lisa.

Don had many interests; he was an avid daily golfer, he loved to read history and mystery, he loved cars old and new, most of all in retirement he loved to travel, which he shared with his favourite travel partner, his wife Donna.

Left to cherish his memory are wife Donna, daughters Julie (Chris) Anderson of Carberry, MB, Lisa (Shawn) Brown of Camrose, AB.  Grandchildren Riley Lowe (Amanda Kucher) of Brandon, MB, Jackson (Kelsey, Charlotte, Madeline, Barrett) Lowe of Calgary, AB, Dylan (Lauren) Brown of Sherwood Park, AB, Kristen (Brett) Meyer of Sherwood Park, AB, and many nieces and nephews.

Don was predeceased by his parents Hugh and Ruth Jackson, brother Doug Jackson, sister Lorraine McGill, father in law Clem Busby, mother in law Jean Busby, sister in law Pat Rowe, and brother in law Brian Rowe.

A funeral service to honour Don’s memory was held on June 22, 2024 at St. Paul’s United Church in Souris, MB.

Memorial donations may be made in Don’s memory to the Souris & Glenwood Foundation Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

26 thoughts on “Jackson, Donald Gordon”

  1. So very sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy to Donna the girls and families.

  2. So sorry to hear about Don’s passing. He was a great buddy and curling second. We spent many happy hours together in our younger days.

  3. I am very, very sorry to hear this. Don and I just spoke at Barc’s celebration of life in the fall and he made me feel so much better about talking that day.
    Don was always so friendly whenever I ran into him and always a pleasure to talk to. I hope he and Ron have reunited up in the sky.

  4. Sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking of you and Julie and Lisa. We all are. ~~n

  5. It’s a sad day when you lose a good friend like Don.
    Dons friendship was a blessing to all those who knew him.
    His loyalty to his friends never wavered.
    He will be greatly missed.
    My family sends our dearest sympathies to dear Donna.
    To Julie, Lisa, and their families.
    Our hearts go out to you all.
    Thelma , Blair and Robyn McEvoy.
    Shelley and Pat Corbett.

  6. So sorry for your loss Donna and girls and families. We will miss Don.

  7. I’m so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I’m so grateful we had a visit in February & shared many memories. Don was such a special person & helped so many.
    He will be sadly missed but remembered with joy.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss Donna and family. I pray your memories will sustain you through this time of grief.

  9. We are saddened to hear of Don’s Passing. Our sympathies go out to Donna, Julie, Lisa and their families.
    Don and I had a very good working relationship along with Gary Parkes and Ferg Devins in the days of Landex.
    Don and I spent many hours together travelling most of Western Manitoba doing farmland appraisals.
    Don was very generous in teaching me the art of appraising and selling Real Estate.
    When Don moved to Ontario and Gary Parkes went to BC, Don trusted me with Managing the Souris and area farm sales and appraisals with Ferg Devins handling the house market until it was decided that both the Winnipeg and Souris Landex offices should be closed.
    Don had a wealth of knowledge in dealing with people and he was very passionate about the things he believed in.
    Don will be missed and remembered by the many lives he touched over the years.

  10. I am sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a good friend from school days in Souris, and a true gentleman. My sympathies to his wife and family at this difficult time. Jim Jacobson, Regina SK

  11. To Donna and family,

    Sincere sympathy for your loss. Keep your memories close.

  12. My sincere condolences to The Jackson Family. Dad and Don had many the happy and crazy times together.
    They supported each other through thick and thin.
    Shawnna (Wismer) McCormick and family.

  13. ‘Twas so lovely to visit with you both last September at Dylan and Lauren’s wedding. May you find joy in your memories and courage to keep on.

  14. Donna and family. Susan and I are very sad to hear of Don’s passing. The many enjoyable rounds of golf, dining out, and various other activities with you and Don in London bring us many fond memories.
    Rest in peace.

  15. My deepest Sympathy to you , Donna and your family!
    Don will be missed by all who knew him.

  16. Condolences to Donna and family. Don was a wonderful person to work with and he taught me so much, most of all the value of laughter – even on the golf course. He will be missed by so many.

  17. Donna and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. As you will no doubt know, Don was a favourite of so many. He was kind, friendly and oh so positive about life. He always made the best of his trials and was such a wonderful role model for his family and friends. His life made a difference and his passing will leave a big, empty space for those mourning his death. Our thoughts are with you.

  18. Donna and family,
    Don was a great friend to our father, “Buns” and always had a kind word to say about him! Thanks for being so thoughtful Don! May your many memories be a comfort to you!
    Wynn Collier

  19. Dear Donna, Lisa, and Julie,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Don’s passing. Although I had not connected with Don for some time, he had a profound impact on my life.

    I greatly admired Don’s entrepreneurial spirit. I was immediately drawn to his vision for Agri-Land and his innovative approach to achieving our goals. It was challenging to adopt such a pro-business stance within a government institution, but Don made it possible. He taught me the importance of being rewarded for my efforts and results, and not to shy away from asking for that recognition. At Agri-Land, we were a renegade crew that worked hard and played hard, and Don saw our potential.

    Don had a remarkable way with people. He knew how to put them at ease, communicate effectively, and get the job done.

    Don inspired me to start my own farmland real estate business. His influence gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams and ambitions.

    I will be eternally grateful for Don. He was a pivotal part of my entrepreneurial journey, and I live an incredibly rich life in part because of his influence.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Tim Hammond

  20. We send our heartfelt condolences to Donna , Julie, Lisa and all other family members on the passing of Don. He will be missed dearly with so many community friends and family. Thinking of you all!

  21. Donna , I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Don!
    Have good memories of time spent with you & Don in Arizona & Mexico.
    It was so nice you took time to contact us.
    Please accept my sincere sympathy.
    Dorothy Rice

  22. My sincere condolences to you Donna and to your family.
    Don and I worked together many times and I really enjoyed those times.
    He really “knew his stuff” and he taught me a lot about maps.
    The last time we worked together I remember him saying “never let the old man in”
    Don was never an old man.

  23. Don was a smart man who took on a job and did it extremely well. He will be missed.
    SINCERE CONDOLENCES to Donna and families.

  24. Our condolences to Donna, Julie ,Lisa & families. Thanks to Don he got Robert finally talked into golfing with the men Monday & Friday mornings & he is finding he really enjoys doing that.
    Robert & Marilyn Pearce

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