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Born: Mar 25, 1927

Date of Passing: Dec 01, 2020

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March 25, 1927 – December 1, 2020

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt Florence Jacqueline Richter (Townsend) at the age of 93 years, on December 1, 2020.
Florence (Jacie) is predeceased by her husband Charles (Charlie), her grandson Robert, her parents, John and Elsie Townsend and six siblings.
Jacie is remembered by her sons, Barry (Louise) and Ken (Candice); her five grandchildren, Lisa (Brian), Vanessa (Ben), Chantel (Darwin), Corwin and Nolan; four great-grandchildren; her two siblings, David and Gwen (Agnar) and her many nieces and nephews.
Jacie was born on March 25, 1927 in Nipawin, SK in a nursing home. Jacie grew up on the banks of the Saskatchewan River during the great depression where she lived on a vegetable farm with her parents and eight siblings. When Jacie was 13 years old her brothers, Red and Frank joined the Army. They both went to France where Frank was killed in action and Red returned home. In 1945 John and Elsie moved with their five younger children to Ashern, MB where they established a cattle farm. Jacie attended
Teacher's College in Winnipeg and moved back to Ashern where she met her husband Charlie in 1950. They wed in 1951 and lived on a farm by Dog Lake with their two sons, Barry and Ken. Jacie walked to Pioneer School where she taught, while Charlie ran the farm and took care of their two boys. Jacie and Charlie retired from farming in 1979 and built their new home on their land on Fire Road in 1980. They both loved gardening and took great pride in their yard which was always well kept. After 40 years of teaching in the Ashern area, Jacie retired in 1987. Jacie's hobbies included reading, puzzles, baking, fishing trips to the Fairford River, travelling (she travelled to every province in Canada) and spending time looking after her grandchildren.
Jacie was very involved in Ashern's community and was on various board committees. She will especially be remembered for her time dedicated to The Life Program. There are many people who remember Jacie as their teacher and anytime she would go out into the community everyone would want to stop and speak with her. Jacie was a tough lady. She was firm but fair and was known for her generosity and kind nature. Jacie was beloved by many and will be deeply missed not only by her family, but the community as well.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the care Jacie received from the staff at the Ashern Personal Care Home, Lakeshore General Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg.
In keeping with Jacie's wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date.
Should friends or family desire, memorial contributions may be made to Living Independence for Elders, PO Box 165, Ashern, MB R0C 0E0.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 05, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Condolences to the family at this difficult time ..I’m sure she taught all 5 of our children .. - Posted by: Charlotte Stewart (Acquaintance ) on: Dec 09, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. Our condolences to the family. - Posted by: Judy Hickman (Friend) on: Dec 09, 2020

  • Jackie was a wonderful sister-in law. We shared many good times together, especially when Norman and I moved back to Ashern once the kids had grown- up and moved out. We did a lot of making together, especially around the holiday times. I am making Jackie's butter tarts today with my daughter Cheryl and thinking of and remembering Jackie with a warm heart. I will always miss you dearly. Love Lorraine - Posted by: Lorraine Richter (Sister-in Law) on: Dec 07, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. Randy taught with Her for many years and always enjoyed her company. A very positive, tough but kind person. Shelley was a student of Mrs Richter’s and remembers her for her genuine interest and encouragement to bring out the best in her students. Jackie loved people and people loved her. She always wanted to chat and listen to your stories. A true pioneer who lived a full life. Rest In Peace dear lady. - Posted by: Randy and Shelley Bjornson (Friend) on: Dec 07, 2020

  • Rest in Peace Aunty Jackie..... We will miss you. - Posted by: Cheryl and Kurtis McCartney (Neice) on: Dec 06, 2020

  • Fondly remembering Aunt Jacie, thinking of the moments we had together and the laughs we shared. I’ll miss you and keep you in my heart. Pat - Posted by: Patricia Korum (Niece) on: Dec 06, 2020

  • Barry/ken and family, my condolences to you all during this difficult time. Your mom was a special person to me, great memories as a student. - Posted by: Conrad Kiesman (Friend) on: Dec 06, 2020

  • When I was a child Jackie was very good to me ...I went to their house every chance I had...Charlie and Jackie were like my second parents...loved spending time in the hay field with them in the summers and taking the horses out to the hay field...I remember those days as the best time of my life....there was always a lot of people who came over, a lot of laughter and love in that old house by dog lake. RiP Jackie , I know you are with Charlie and Robert now smiling down on the rest of us...Love Diane - Posted by: Diane Dyck (sister in law ) on: Dec 05, 2020

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