Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Derrick Jackson announces his sudden passing on January 12, 2020 at the age of 56.

Derrick was predeceased by his late father Reginald Jackson and late mother Murial Loppie – Jackson. He is survived by his children, Jamal Jackson, Aneesa Jackson and Tyra Jackson, his siblings Sophia Jackson, Lisa Jackson, Kara Jackson, Reginald Junior (J.R) Jackson, Perry Jackson, and Kortez Jackson, and his many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Derrick will always be remembered for his love for his family and friends, how he would never turn down an opportunity to lend a helping hand, and his passion for sports, particularly lacrosse and basketball.

Please join our family for visitation Friday January 17, 2020 from 9:30-11 am with the funeral service proceeding immediately after at 11am at the Cardinal Funeral Home.

Visitation

Date
January 17, 2020
Location
Bathurst Chapel
Time
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Service

Date
January 17, 2020
Location
Bathurst Chapel
Time
11:00 AM

Cremation

Date
January 17, 2020
Location
St. James Crematorium
Time
12:30 PM

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January 28, 2020
Daniska Family
From my family to the Jackson family my deepest condolences. Derrick you will be always be remembered for the amazing person that you have been !!! Rest in peace my friend
January 17, 2020
Cousin Starr, Raven and Royal
To our family, we are sending our love and deepest condolences to you all at this time. Cousin Derrick will always be remembered for his gentle spirit and contagious smile. Your Nova Scotia family shares in this loss with you, sending our love and keeping you in our prayers. May God continue to bless and comfort you all. Love cousins Starr, Raven and Royal
January 17, 2020
Natasha Sheppard
Derrick was one of the most down to earth people I knew! I always spoke highly of him. He gave me alot of insight on life. I hated my old job until I got to work with Derrick. We had a blast working together. We used to snack out and laugh hysterically over funny stories on our breaks. He always walked me to my car to make sure I was safe. Gave me advice about kids, work, relationships, money. I bet he made a great dad. I know he loved his kids deeply. He always talked about them, and showed off their pictures. He was such a good friend. I'm sure going to miss him. My condolences to his family. Forever in my heart. Rest peacefully my fellow east coaster.
January 16, 2020
Shelly Pollard & Nalini Ramjit
We have worked with Derrick at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Derrick was a dedicated co-worker, a great friend, and big brother to our team. Derrick had us laughing through our long shifts and his life advice was always welcomed and needed. On behalf of the SPD, OPS and Portering teams of MSH, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Jackson family and friends. Derrick Jackson, you have made an incredible impression on us all, you will be missed though out MSH. 💕 May you Rest In Peace. 💕
January 16, 2020
Sandra-Ly Lisanti
My deepest sympathy to Jackson & Loppie Family and Friends. Wishing peace to bring you all comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold on your hearts. He definitely has left a lasting impact on us all! I had the pleasure of working with Derrick at MSH, he was always friendly, thoughtful and kind and always made me smile/laugh! I will miss working with him very much.
January 16, 2020
Tom Fowler, Liz Fowler, Orman Fowler
We are truly sorry for your loss. Your brother ,Derrick will be missed and never forgotten. May his soul Rest In Peace.
January 16, 2020
joanna dudek
With Sympathy to Jackson and Loppie family, Words can't wipe away your tears Hugs wont ease your pain But hold on to your memories Forever they'll remain Joanna, Tharshana, Albert (Markham Stouffville Hospital) No Farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why? You will be dearly missed.
January 16, 2020
Anna Bottomley
My condolences to all of the Jackson Family. My deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time. Sorry I can't be there in person but I am with you in my thoughts and prayers. Derrick was a FINE MAN who will be dearly missed by all, especially his children whom he spoke so highly of. Till we meet again Henry (nickname). I will miss you at the BBQ in Halifax this Summer. ALWAYS and FOREVER! xoxo
January 16, 2020
Kenneth and Natalie King
I grew up in Alex Park with Derrick (Dinky). Shared a few classrooms at Ryerson, played on numerous sports teams together. My wife Natalie also knew Derrick from his lacrosse days at St.Chris. Always knew him to be such a humble and genuine person with a big heart and always smiling. It was a shock to hear of his passing. Our deepest condolences go out to the Jackson family and our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Rest in Peace DJ. God bless to all!
January 16, 2020
Terry Whittle
My Condolences to the family. RIP Derrick. From Co worker at Ajax Hospital.
January 16, 2020
Mark
From the Ajax hospital Cpd department, we send our condolences to the Jackson family. Derrick was a great co worker and also a great man. Very friendly, would take the shirt off his back for you. He will be missed
January 16, 2020
Sudan Tremblett
So sorry for your loss hearing the news that Derrick Jackson has passed breaks my heart 💔💔 gonna miss you Derrick 4 ever in my ❤ 😓😓 I grew up with Derrick and his family my condolences to the Jackson family and his children so sorry 💞 for your loss
January 15, 2020
Lenny, Kathy and Demeco Beals, Dartmouth, NS
To the Jackson/Loppie Family. We are sadden by Derrick’s passing. Derrick was a close childhood friend who will be greatly missed. We cannot be with you during this difficult time, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
January 15, 2020
Susan Jackson Barclay
Our deepest condolences to our Jackson cousins and extended family. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this difficult time. May the strength of loved ones see you through this journey of memories in loosing your dear brother Derrick. Margaret Jackson (Maxwell) Junior Jackson, Nevin Jackson of Truro. Susan Jackson (Barclay) Corey Jackson , Ken and Stephanie of Toronto.
January 15, 2020
Susan Jackson and Truro Family
Our deepest condolences to our Jackson cousins and extended family. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this difficult time. May the strength of loved ones see you through this journey of memories in loosing your dear brother Derrick. Margaret Jackson (Maxwell) Junior Jackson, Nevin Jackson of Truro. Susan Jackson (Barclay) Corey Jackson , Ken and Stephanie of Toronto.
January 15, 2020
Lisa & John Ritchie
Jamal, Aneesa, Tyra, & Naila, please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers. Deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time
January 15, 2020
Millie Waicus
Derrick was a fun loving, kind and wonderful human being who I had the pleasure of working with him at B&P. We always joked that we wanted to Trademark the term, common sense doesn’t come in a box. His laugh was infectious and his comic relief during long, busy days was always welcome. He loved his family, friends and was always there to lend a helping hand. I’m so saddened by his passing but I hope he’s resting in peace and shining down on us. My sincere condolences to his children and loved ones. RIP DJ until we meet again. ♥️
January 15, 2020
Wanda Ince & Family - Dartmouth Nova Scotia
To My Jackson/Loppie Family, I am so sorry to hear about Derrick’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You could always find Dinky by the bbq grilling up the food. His laugh was infectious and I will miss his sense of humour. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. RIP Cousin Dinky Peace and love always. cousin Wanda & Family (Uncle Billy’s daughter)
January 15, 2020
Louisa Simpson, Registered Physiotherapist, Clinical Lead
On behalf of the Lifemark Church Street Physiotherapy Team, we express our deepest condolences to our dear client and friend, Derek. He was always working hard and very determined, and had a big heart, cared for everyone around him. We are grateful and honored to have been a part of his rehab journey.
January 15, 2020
Sheila Balkissoon
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to all the Jackson family. I worked with Derrick many (many) years ago at B&P. He was a good friend and always had a kind word and a smile for me, and everyone else. His sense of humour and larger than life presence will be sorely missed. My thoughts go out to the family in this difficult time.
January 15, 2020
Ivana Brussolo-Fryer
My deepest condolences to the Jackson family. I was so sad to hear about Derrick's passing. I worked with Derrick many years ago and he always made me laugh, i will always have good memories of Derrick. Rest in peace.
January 15, 2020
George, Allan Mombourquette and family
Derrick was a close family friend for as long as I can remember, in fact he was family, him and Wayne were brothers. We will always have great memories of him. We lovingly referred to him as 'Chef' as he would cook all the meals at our golf tournaments and loved doing it; Derrick, food and friends was a beautiful combination. Derrick was always an easy going, happy guy who always made you feel comfortable and important. It was heart breaking to hear the news of his passing way too early in his life. We love you Derrick and will miss you but never forget you. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to Derrick's family and friends in this very difficult time.
January 15, 2020
Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill
Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Derrick's family. We had the pleasure to work with Derrick during his employment at Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill. He was very encouraging and always ready to help fellow coworkers. He especially enjoyed training new employee's. His sense of humor and brilliant smile will be missed. Rest in eternal peace Derrick.
January 15, 2020
Donna Reddick
My condolences to the Jackson family - Sad to hear of Derrick's passing - I have known the Jackson family for over 30yrs and remember Derrick when I was a teenager staying in the Jackson home - I have not seen him in many years but I will always remember his kind and caring personality. You are all in my prayers , may GOD comfort you during this difficult time...
January 15, 2020
Jason Cain
To my Jackson (Loppie) family, Derrick will be so sadly missed and never forgotten, we all loved him so much , he was simply the best of the best period! I am keeping the entire family in my prayers,, may peace be upon you all, God Bless
January 14, 2020
Jon Chu
I worked with Derrick for a short time at Markham Stouffville Hospital. At first, I knew him to be the man who came from a paradise in Nova Scotia. Then I realized that he was a doting father who gave up this paradise for the sake of his family in Ontario. He was an inspiration to me to be a resourceful, hardworking, and sincere person at heart. I loved his down-to-earth and easygoing attitude. I pray that you would find peace and comfort from God in the midst of this difficult time.
January 14, 2020
Diane Dyer
I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Derrick for a short time at Markham Stouffville Hospital. He was always talking about how proud he was of his family. He always had a smile on his face when he spoke of his children. You were definitely his world. Derrick spoke so kindly about all his friends and family in Nova Scotia as well. It was obvious he felt blessed to have you all in his life. I hope all your wonderful memories of him help you through this very difficult time. God Bless
January 14, 2020
Loppie/Cain Family
To my Toronto Family We are thinking of you during this time. May God ease this painful period. Stay strong and continue to trust in God and he will get you through the days ahead. We are praying for you! Loppie-Cain Family Halifax, NS
January 14, 2020
Nadine Loppie & Family
To my Toronto Family I am deeply honoured and blessed to have known Derek. I will forever carry him in my heart. My prayers are with you family. Nadine Loppie & Family Dartmouth, NS
January 14, 2020
Michael Turner
My deepest condolence to the Jackson family, you will be missed. Michael Turner and Family
January 14, 2020
Rose Adams and Family
We are so sorry to hear that Derrick has passed away. We will miss his presence at the family barbecue. May God protect and bless the Jackson family. Love from Aunt Rosie and family. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.
January 14, 2020
Love, Victoria Clayton and family, Dartmouth Nova Scotia
To my Toronto family, Once again our chain has been broken, but if your hearts are anchored in Jesus the chain will be relinked someday in heaven. I will always remember the great conversations Derrick and I would have about the family and life itself. He was the first person to wish me Happy New Year this year, I will always remember this! I pray that God will put his loving arms around his children and family and give you the strength and help that you need at this time and in the coming days. Rest in peace my cousin in the sweet bye and bye!
January 14, 2020
Carol Edwards
So sorry hear about your loss my deepest sympathy keep the faith
January 14, 2020
Lynn Lefebvre
Condolences to the Jackson family, I'm so heartbroken, Dinky was one of the greatest guys I've ever known, he surely will be missed. Xo
January 13, 2020
Angela izzard
I extend my deepest sympathies to Derrick's family and friends. No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of Our Lord. May God be with you, you are in my prayers
January 13, 2020
Winnie Clayton
Sending my heartfelt condolences to all my Jackson Family! So sorry to hear of cousin Derrick's passing. Please know that others are thinking and praying for you at this most difficult time! May God comfort all! Love Always, Cousin Winnie Clayton & Family! Halifax, Nova Scotia!
January 13, 2020
Charles and Esther Chase
Oh, I’m lost for words and sadness has overcome my very being. A friendly smile a trusted brother, a patriarch in the making was Derrick Jackson. You will be missed my brother.
January 13, 2020
Susan Tremblett
Sending my deepest condolences to the Jackson family and his children 💔💔💔 R.I.P DERRICK JACKSON ❤💞 GONE TO SOON MY HEART IS PIECES 💔😢
January 13, 2020
Bob Ellis
On behalf of my family, Estelle, Colin, Adrienne and I, Bob Ellis, please accept our sincere condolences to the Jackson family on the passing of Derrick Gregory Jackson. Derrick was one of the many children I met in Alexandra Park Community back in the 1970s when I became an athletic and youth worker at St. Christopher House. Derrick or Dinky, as he was affectionately known, participated in a variety of programs offered by the House including after school programs, night gym, basketball, lacrosse and teen leadership. Recently Derrick delighted me with fond memories of raising his own children and coaching other kids in sports while living in Nova Scotia. Clearly, he wanted me to know how important his early years in sports and caring for others was to him and how he willingly and successfully gave back to his community Down East. I am confident Derrick has left a significant legacy of parenting, coaching and love of family, friends and community, may he rest in peace.
January 13, 2020
Alex Williams
To my dear cuz you left this world too soon, but the lord needed you more. Rest in peace Love cousin Alex Williams
January 13, 2020
wanda turner
heartfelt condolences to the family we have all been hurt far too often, may your pain be minimal may Derrick rest in peace, away from the pain he has been suffering sail on soldier, be with your mom
January 13, 2020
Rosemary Cleverdon
So devastated to hear the passing of my long time friend Derrick (Dinky) Jackson My prayers our with the Jackson family at this time.