Passing of Mr. Frederick James Jackson

Softball Newfoundland & Labrador was saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Fred Jackson on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011.

Fred was involved with the game of Softball for many years and his contributions both on and off the field impacted everyone that he came in contact with.

To Fred’s family and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Softball Newfoundland & Labrador

Obituary for Jackson, Frederick James

Passed away suddenly into God’s arms on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011, at the young age of 54. Fred Jr. was born on August 15th, 1956 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Fred was a former assistant managing editor at The Telegram in St. John’s and former managing editor at the Cape Breton Post in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Fred is best known for his involvement in sports, particularly the founder of the Higher Levels Minor Softball League. He is predeceased by his parents: Fred and Angela Jackson of St. John’s and father-in-law William Joseph Follett of Ship Harbour, Placentia Bay. He is survived by wife Beatrice (Follett), and daughters Stephanie (Keith) Gillis, Edmonton, Melissa (Peter) Kozera, Jillian, Nicola and Carmen, all of Sydney; mother-in-law Mary (Norman) Follett and the entire Norman and Follett families of Ship Harbour. Fred also leaves to mourn his brother Craig (Renee), nephews Craig Jr. and Tyler, special cousin Ed Stevenson (Joanne), the Jackson and Grouchy families, all of St. John’s and a large circle of family and friends in both Newfoundland and Cape Breton. Fred was looking forward to his first grandchild to be born the beginning of September.

Visitation on Friday (today), August 12 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2 – 9 p.m. Funeral mass to be celebrated on Saturday, August 13 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church in Sydney, with Rev. Donald MacGillivary officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Family flowers only, donations can be made in Fred’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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