Pleasant Point – Kenneth Roland Jackson, 74, left for his eternal home on July 25, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born in Billings, Montana on October 4, 1944, son of Marian and Ray Jackson.
Ken was predeceased by his parents, his brother Cliff Jackson, his sister Marlene Engen, nephew Andy Engen, and his lifelong friends John Taylor and Sid Lewis.
Survived by his wife of 50 years Lena, and their children. Samantha Elise Jackson and companion Keith Moore of Pleasant Point; her children Ryan Reilly of Litchfield NH, Bryttani and Brian Clark and children Aurora and Ronnie Ena Pacheco, Henley and Theodore Clark of Litchfield NH, Gabryelle Jackson of Pleasant Point, Kelsey Shepard of Machias, Sheri Lee and Glenn Tulloch and their sons, Jackson and Garrett of Scarborough, Kenneth Sylvester Jackson and sons, Damian and DeVaughn of Derry NH, sister Karen and Ken Surryhne of Livermore CA, brother-in-law Ed Engen and son Ron of Castro Valley CA, nephews Robin, Shawn, and Tyson Jackson and families, all of East Helena, MT, as well as several cousins of MT; brother-in-law Mel Soctomah and wife Joan, sisters-in-law Hilda Lewis, Jane Taylor, Nancy Airola and husband Mike, Fran Dore and husband Cliv, uncle Sunny Finnen, God daughter Nikki Dana, all of Pleasant Point, and several Soctomah nieces and nephews.
Ken graduated from high school in Billings, MT and joined the Navy, in which he traveled extensively for 6 years, Ken also served in the Air Force for 4 years while living in Livermore CA. During his travels he met the love of his life and best friend, Lena. Ken also worked for RCA and Digital/HP of Massachusetts.
Ken was a kind and gentle man who shared his faith as an active member of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish. He served on the Parish council, St. Anne’s Building and Grounds committee, Kateri Circle, and as a Lector. He was also a member of the Passamaquoddy Memorial Post #11299 VFW. In October 2012 he and his wife traveled to Rome Italy for the Canonization of Katherine Tekakwitha with a group of fellow Parishioners. While living in Livermore California he was very involved with the Knights of Columbus and St. Michael’s School fundraising committee. Ken loved square dancing and ballroom dancing. He served as the Treasurer for Litchfield Swingers in NH and was the Committee Chairman for the convention. Most recently, Ken was dancing with the Town and Country Squares in St. Stephen, NB. Ken enjoyed doing yard work, painting, music and spending time with his family, as well as spending time at his lake house on Dobsie Lake.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be payable to St. Anne’s Church renovation fund, c/o St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, PO Box 898, Calais, ME 04619. Visitation will be Friday, August 2nd starting at 2:00pm until Saturday, August 3rd at 8:00am at his home, 7 Side Rd Pleasant Point. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Father Kevin J. Martin, assisted by Deacon Jake Thayer, on Saturday, August 3rd at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Church, Eastport.