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Jacqueline "Jackie" Hurlbut

August 1, 1949 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Jacqueline "Jackie" Hurlbut Obituary

It is with great sadness, the family of Jackie Hurlbut announce her sudden passing on February 28, 2024, in Orlando, Florida, at the age of 74 years. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Terry Hurlbut; sons, Derek (Shannan) Hurlbut and Tim (Melissa) Hurlbut; daughter, Kristi (Trevor) Liboiron; grandchildren, Connor, Madilyn, Kaden, Cassidy, Isaiah and Bree. Her greatest achievement in life was raising three successful children. She was very proud of the decisions they made in life, in choosing their life partners and raising her incredible grandchildren. 

Jackie was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Kristine Bauman; brothers, Cleon “Beaver” Bauman (Roxy) and Terry Bauman (Ann).

Jackie was born in Saskatoon, SK and her family lived for several years in Perdue, SK. The family moved to Calgary and then settled in Cochrane where she went to high school. Jackie had fond memories of her high school years and remained friends with many of her classmates.

While studying to become a teacher at the University of Calgary, she met Terry and they immediately became a couple. Her first teaching position was in Airdrie. Jackie and Terry were married on November 16, 1968, in Calgary. Following Terry’s career, they moved to many small towns over the next few years including Drumheller, Inuvik, Lethbridge, Camrose, Okotoks and Taber before finally settling in Redcliff where they would make their home for the next 20 years. In 2000 they moved to Provost, then Chestermere before settling in Medicine Hat for good in 2012. 

Jackie was involved with CORE for 15 years and enjoyed the people she worked with and especially the Special Olympics.  Jackie and Terry were foster parents for several years and fondly recall David Bakaric coming to live with them for 5 – 7 days but ended up staying for 7 years. 

While in Provost, Jackie decided to complete her university degree through the University of Athabasca. Everyone was very proud of her when she graduated with Distinction at the age of 50 and was able to reinstate her teaching certificate. Jackie enjoyed teaching and was a substitute teacher for the local school districts but her favorite school by far was in Jenner, where Kaden and Cassidy attended school. The students in Jenner started calling her Grandma Jackie and soon the rest of the schools she taught at also referred to her as Grandma Jackie. Actually, most people who knew Jackie called her Grandma Jackie.  Jackie never retired - her last day of teaching was in December 2023.

Jackie was always a believer in God and attended churches wherever she lived but it was at First Assembly in Medicine Hat where she committed her life to God and was baptized. Temple Baptist was her final church family, where she participated in weekly bible studies.

In the last few years, aside from teaching and activities with her six grandchildren, she was most interested in playing bridge with various groups. However, her most enjoyable time in last few years involved the Volksport Walking Club where she was the President.  She liked to attend walks all over. Last year she was in San Antonio, Penticton and the Alberta Majesty Walk in Medicine Hat, where she was chairperson.

Jackie and Terry moved into Heritage Height Condos in 2018. She enjoyed the daily coffee get together, the exercise group and was more than willing to help with anything that people needed. Jackie and Terry loved to travel, either on their own or with many of the great friends they made throughout the years. Their most notable trips were to the Big Island of Hawaii, Branson, Missouri and her final trip to Orlando, Florida to watch spring training and check out the alligators. 

Her vibrant personality naturally drew people to her and she was never afraid to chat up a stranger. Jackie had so many friends that we can’t start to mention them all. We would like to extend a special thank you to Vonda and Dave Reddekop who often travelled with them and were with Jackie and Terry when she passed away in Orlando.

Jackie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. We will celebrate a life well lived on Friday, March 15th, 2024, at 1pm at Temple Baptist Church – 606 7th St SW.

Donations can be made to the Medicine Hat Special Olympics by visiting https://soa.crowdchange.ca/2179/donate and designating Medicine Hat or by mailing a donation to:

Special Olympics Medicine Hat

Box 23046 Medicine Hat Mall

Medicine Hat, AB 

T1B 4C7

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Services

Celebration of Life
Friday
March 15, 2024

1:00 PM
Temple Baptist Church
606 7th St SW
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4K8

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