Lyn T. Jackson, my vibrant, charming, bold, eccentric, frustrating, feminist, lovely, grand, yet quiet introverted mum has died, January 24, 2021, peacefully, at the age of 87, at Bridgepoint Hospital, in Toronto. She is no longer struggling.
Lyn was born in Stratford Ontario, March 12, 1933, as Thelma Marilyn Joyce (Bunny) Flood, a small town girl with big dreams. She and fellow Stratfordian and school friend Lloyd Robertson started out at the local radio station. She went on to be a CBC Announcer for Expo 67, and performed in films and theatre, from narrating the 1984 Alex Colville biography, to TV’s Empire Inc, to silliness in Police Academy 3 (IMDB). She was an activist in feminism and for ACTRA, with a sharp mind and quick wit.
She leaves behind her daughter, Lisa J Dempster, and her beloved family, friends, and cousins far and wide. She is predeceased by her son William (Bill) Arthur Pike the 2nd.
Thank you all for the friendship you have offered mum over the years. She led a complicated but full life.
Due to covid, we will only be holding this virtual memorial. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Lyn’s memory to Toronto’s Mount Sinai Foundation for the excellent support of their Reitman Centre.