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Jacqueline Gail "Jackie" Hynes
January 25, 1967 - March 21, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">On March 21, 2017, at the young age of 50 and after a brave battle with Brain Cancer our beloved sister Jacqueline Gail Hynes “Little One”, was reunited with our parents Kevin and Josephine Hynes. <br> <br>Born in Happy Valley, Labrador, she resided in Lawrencetown, NS and spent her final days at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour. <br>Jacqueline graduated from Our Lady Queen of Peace High School in Happy Valley, Labrador, and went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at Dalhousie University. <br> <br>She spent a lifetime advocating for people’s rights and the disabled through her various careers and volunteer work. She began her career working for the Labrador Metis Association, and the National Association of Volunteer Bureau and Centres. Jacqueline was very proud to be a part of the Halifax Regional Police Association and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and leaves behind many great friends and coworkers. <br> <br>She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia and represented the provincial agency at the National level as Board Member with Epilepsy Canada. Jacqueline was known for her love for her fur babies who were the love of her life and thoroughly enjoyed taking them to dog obedience and training classes. She devoted her life to Maggie, Lucy, and then Sherlock and Emme who dearly miss her. Jacqueline was an avid runner and enjoyed swimming, Jiu jitsu and loved to dabble with home renovations. She will be forever remembered for her beautiful smile and sense of humour, her kindness to others and her unbelievable optimism and courage, no matter what life handed her. <br> <br>She is survived by her sister Cathleen (Brent) Lafave, Clarence Creek, Ont, Phyllis (Mark) Clarke, Sussex, NB; brother Kevin, Orleans, Ont.; nieces and nephews, Mark, Joshua, Allan, Julia, Patrick, Ashley, Jessica, Kaitryn, Laura, and Jennifer. Jacqueline was predeceased by her infant brother Robert. <br> <br>Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Monday March 27, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. The Liturgy of the Word service will take place at 11am on Tuesday March 28 in St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 320 Flying Cloud Drive, Dartmouth. All are invited to a reception following service which will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, Oceanview reception room, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Cremation to take place at a later date. <br> <br>In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. <br> <br>A special thank you to her neighbours Sandie and Dana Millar for their unwavering love and support and for always being there for Jackie. Thanks to Dr. Mary McNeil, and the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital and Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital for the kindness and care offered to our sister. <br>Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at <br> <br></div>