Obituary of Jacqueline Durst Armes
DURST ARMES, Jacqueline Elizabeth It is with immense sadness and loss that we announce the passing of our sweet Jacquie, after an intense 17 month battle with cancer. Jacquie was a warrior, who stared down the disease and against long odds, battled it to a standstill. She lived these days with the joy, vitality, and sense of style, grace and fun that was her lifelong trademark. Jacquie is survived by her grieving husband Robert, his mother Lois, her stepsons Ryan and Tyler, her parents Ross and Shirley Durst, her sisters Judy Twomey (Dan), Jamie Bahlman (Richard), brother Jerry, sister-in-law Carol Moffat (David), brother-in-law Steve (Rebekah) and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. A beautiful figure skater and fine golfer, Jacquie won club championships at three different golf clubs in the last two years, including the Toronto Hunt Ladies' Championship last summer, between chemo sessions (by 15 shots). She will be missed throughout the Canadian advertising and production community for her talent as Head of Broadcast Production at Grey Worldwide. Her wonderful personality, professionalism, sense of fairness and mentoring skills will be sorely missed. Thanks to all the friends who lifted us up through these perilous times. Sylvia Emmory, Nora Perry, Marc Pearsall and Norman and Lynne. Special thanks to Dr. Rashida Haq for her vision and passionate expertise, Doctors Rahman, Rodak and Robazza, Peter Eno, Jean Syme, Christine at yoga, Elaine Yip, the amazing oncology nurses at St. Michael�s Hospital, especially Norma and Marlene, Mereilla and Tess and Rita, God bless. Thank you to Donna, Michelle and Susan who were so supportive through the long night before the vanishing dawn. Thank you Sarah for smoothing the way to heaven for Jacquie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name, to St Michael's Hospital Foundation, Oncology Unit, 30 Bond Street, Toronto M5B 1W8. A celebration of Jacquie's life will take place on Wednesday, February 16th at 1:30 p.m. at the Toronto Hunt Club, 1355 Kingston Road, 4 blocks east of Victoria Park, on the south side. Suitable business attire is requested.