It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected  passing of Jackie Pozenel on Saturday July 24, 2021 at the age of 51.

Jackie was a Registered Nurse that spent her earlier career in labor and delivery; later working at the UHN Toronto Western Hospital Emergency Department  and Princess Margaret Hospital outpatient oncology. Jackie had a reputation for being compassionate, caring, and showing empathy to the most vulnerable of patients she cared for. Certified as an Occupational Health Nurse, Jackie most recently worked at the Toronto Police Service supporting the police force during the Pandemic.

Over and above her career accomplishments, Jackie was an honest soul; she led with her heart, and was always willing to help others. She was someone that you could rely on and trust. Jackie was also a huge animal lover and advocate for adopting and finding them new homes. She loved to travel and visited many places  around the world, loved adventure and live entertainment, but don't forget  her wacky sense of humor as well.

Jackie is beloved sister to Matt, beloved step-mom to Brittany and  grandma to Carmyn and Caydence. Jackie leaves behind family in Toronto, Louisiana, and Slovenia. Jackie will be missed deeply.

Service will be held at Cardinal Funeral Home on Saturday August 7, 2021  from 10am - 1pm

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to PAWS ABOVE or Toronto Humane society

Due to the current Covid - 19 restrictions in Toronto that allow a maximum number of guests to attend a funeral, the service details will be kept private and attendance will be by invite-only.

The family thanks you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


July 24, 2023
Phill Spence
2 years today. Still thinking of and love you. It doesn’t get easier. Phill
July 24, 2022
Phill Spence
Today marks a year of your passing. I miss you as much today as I did a year ago. Love always, Phill
August 10, 2021
Jacqueline Miller
My deepest condolences to Jackie's family on this most sorrowful loss. Jackie was a devoted nurse, and a friend and anchor to many. We worked the ED together for a number of years. Jackie's humour, optimism and zest for life will remain foremost in my memories of her. It was lovely seeing all the pictures of Jackie through her life. Safe journey friend, and profound sympathy to family. Jacqui Miller, Trenton
August 09, 2021
Karen Chapman
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jackie's death. I worked with her at TWH. She was an incredible nurse and joy to work with. She will be missed. Hugs to you all.
August 08, 2021
Gerard and Monica Wood-Salomon
Dear Matt, family and friends of Jackie Jackie was an amazing person. She touched everyone around her. She was such a warm and beautiful person. She always had a glowing smile and was a happy camper that was for sure. Such a loving young lady who went out of her way to make sure everyone was doing good and well looked after. From patients to people to animals especially dogs she made sure we were all well. Her heart was always in the right place all the time. She talked endlessly about her Step Daughter Brittney 💓and her grandkids💖. Her bond with her brother Matt was like a knotted shoelace 💕💞 😊so strong, perfect example about sibling love. Still to this day cannot believe you are not here with us. We all know you are looking at us from the Heavens. One more Angel, miss you 🙌 Thank you for being you.
August 08, 2021
Christine Goyette
Matt, my sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of Jackie. She was an amazing person and good friend. She will be remembered by so many including me. I will miss her heart and passion and humour. Please keep in touch and let me know how you and Mav are doing. Come visit us on the East Coast! “Words cannot express the sadness I feel losing you Jackie. You gave your heart and soul to the people you loved. You were a protector of all animals, a defender of the underdog and passionate about your beliefs. You had a unique sense of humour which always had me laughing - it was never diluted - I so loved that about you. Although we started out as “dog friends”, you became a dear friend over the years. Your care and love for my mom was so lovely and beautiful. Your care of Maggie and Maverick was a joy to watch, I will watch over your boy Mav, I promise. I’m so sad you didn’t get the chance to come to St John’s like we planned, I know you would have loved it here and would have enjoyed the rugged beauty and the peace I feel living here. I hope you are at peace, I miss you so much my friend. I love you.”
August 07, 2021
Marion Axmith
Sincere condolences to Matt, Brittany & all Jackie’s friends & family. Jackie will be fondly remembered for her kind heart, her beautiful smile, her love of animals and her adventurous spirit. Jackie is gone too soon & sadly missed by all who knew her.
August 07, 2021
Michael Binetti
I met Jackie as part of a group of dog owners at Cedarvale Park. She was a great joy to be around. Funny and compassionate. She helped us when we needed it. They don't make many like Jackie. I'm glad I met her. My condolences to you and your family.
August 06, 2021
Linda Cresswell
I worked with Jackie at PMH, CDC. She was a bright light shining love, compassion and positive energy for her patients and her colleagues. She was happy and friendly with a huge infectious smile. May beautiful memories of her bring peace into your hearts. ❤
August 06, 2021
Chris Harrington
Prayers for Jackie’s family and friends. She was loved and will be missed by many.
August 06, 2021
Anda Cojocaru
My condolences to Matt and to all of Jackie’s loved ones! I met Jax as a colleague and we immediately connected and we became good friends. Your sense of humour, your passion for everything you did, your power to forgive, your integrity and strength gave you a radiant personality I truly admired. You may have left this world, but I’ll keep you forever in my heart and I’m my memories! Rest In Peace, Beautiful Soul 🙏
August 06, 2021
Heather Hill
We knew Jackie when she was in Louisiana. She had such a kind heart and a contagious smile. Our prayers are with all of her friends and family during this difficult time. May God give you the strength and grace to endure.
August 06, 2021
David Shaw
So sorry for your loss and condolences to your family. Jackie was major part of our TPS Wellness team and relied upon regularly to assist our all our members. She will always be remembered. Thank you for your Service. Rest In Peace 💙
August 06, 2021
Shanelle Daniel-Hemmings
My condolences to Jackie's family, friends, and loved ones. Jackie was a lovely nurse and I had the opportunity to train and work with her when she was new to PMH. I'm glad to have worked with her, known her, and laughed with her.
August 05, 2021
Gail Thomas
Dear Matt, I want to tell you that of all the talks Jackie and I had at work and at dinner or the pub, your sister mentioned you often in the most loving and endearing way. She spoke of you as a sister and mother and friend would speak about their loved one. Know that you brought joy to her life as did her step-daughter and grandbaby/s. She spoke kindly of her ex-husband as well. She was a solid, fun and trustworthy friend to me always. Heartfelt condolences to you, her family and all who are feeling the loss of a truly unique and beautiful soul that was Jax.
August 05, 2021
Jeff Mielitz
I am very sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. Please accept my condolences.
August 05, 2021
Daniel & Elizabeth
On behalf of all her neighbours we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Jackie’s family. Jackie was a kind, caring and gentle soul and will be missed on our street. Her nursing care was also greatly appreciated by Elizabeth’s mom while at PMH. We are here to help if you need anything - please just ask.
August 04, 2021
My sincerest condolences to Matt and Family. I have a great many experiences with Jackie. She had a great sense of humour and attended many of my parties. I will miss her. Love Hawley Carmichael
August 03, 2021
Patricia Plishka
My deepest and sincere condolences to Matt, family, friends & work colleagues. Jackie lead an adventurous & exuberant life, caring and showing compassion to people and animals. She was a bright light whose life was cut short far too soon. May you now rest in peace. Patricia Plishka.
August 02, 2021
Shirley Thierry
Sending prayers and our condolences to all of Jackie family and friends !!
August 02, 2021
Claudia Molina
To Matt: We are sending love. You know we are here for you. We will miss her very much.
August 01, 2021
Darrell Hatchell
Jax’s, you will be missed by all that knew you. Especially your grandkids.