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Tribute to a dedicated and much-loved midwife

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Tribute to a dedicated and much-loved midwife

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A well-known and much-loved Moorlands midwife has sadly passed away. Jackie Jenkinson, who helped look after many mums and their youngsters over the years, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 5. Here her family pay tribute to the amazing work she did in her lifetime:

A well-known and much-loved Moorlands midwife has sadly passed away.

Jackie Jenkinson, who helped look after many mums and their youngsters over the years, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 5.

Here her family pay tribute to the amazing work she did in her lifetime:

John and Marie Shaw welcomed their daughter Jackie into the world in 1960, whilst living in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

As a child, she attended May Bank Infant School, St. Margaret’s Junior School and finally as a teenager she attended Watlands Secondary Modern until 1976.

Growing up, Jackie was a kind-hearted, gentle girl, who always showed a passion for caring for the needs of others, so it came as no surprise when she decided upon following the career path to become a nurse.

Once she had left school, she moved to Stafford to train to be a State Registered Nurse, which took three years.

After completing her training, Jackie decided that she wanted to specialise in Midwifery and undertook further training at the School of Midwifery, which was at the City General hospital.

Once qualified, Jackie worked for the Maternity Unit at North Staffs hospital and worked out in the community for over a decade. It was at this point that she became so well-known to many of the locals of Cheadle, providing care and support to many pregnant and post-natal women.

After several years, she earned her way up the ranks and became the Community Team Leader, supporting and training other nurses.

The final part of her career was spent as the Delivery Suite Manager, which included a move from the old maternity building to the new building.

Jackie was heavily involved in the planning and setting up of the new building, ensuring it was just so. During her time as the Delivery Suite Manager, Jackie was diagnosed with breast cancer and after a year-long battle, she thankfully overcame it.

It was at this point of life that she became heavily involved with supporting the Macmillan charity events, putting her fantastic baking skills to use.

Sadly, in 2018, just a few years after retiring, Jackie was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia, which is an uncommon type of dementia that affects behaviour and language.

Over the last few years, she rapidly deteriorated, losing key communication skills that she had put to use so well over the years working in the community. Jackie was cared for at home by her husband, Roy and her two children Nicholas and Hannah.

Ironically, the date of her death coincided not only with her 36th wedding anniversary, but also International Midwifery Day.

She will be sorely missed by many and most-certainly made an impact on the lives of many during her short time in the world.

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  • My kind, wonderful, supportive Supervisor of Midwives. Encouraged me to be one too. Will never forget your mega watt smile! RIP lovely lady x
    Written by Dawn Adams, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • I am so sorry to hear this news. She was such a wonderful caring midwife, I enjoyed her care with four of my children when they came into the world. God Bless you and your family..
    Written by Joan Milner, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Beautiful lady inside and out! Rest in peace Jackie J, thoughts are with your family! Thank you for you lovely memories xx
    Written by Amelia Louise, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • My heartfelt condolences to Jacky’s family. Xx
    Written by Michelle Bourne, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Rip beautiful lady and a fabulous midwife will be sadly missed ❤️
    Written by Debbie, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Omgoodness beautiful Jackie .... my amazing midwife for all three of my children.... she always commented on them every time I saw her ... Bless you Jackie I will never forget you 💔💔💔xxxx
    Written by Sandi, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Fantastic Midwife , that looked after me and my first baby xx So very very sad xx God Bless her and may she Rest in Peace 💗💗
    Written by Charlotte Emery, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • RIP Jackie ...... Will always remember as my manager on Delivery Suite you came to see me when I was in hospital extremely poorly - my mum was very impressed that you took the time to do so - Thankyou for the support Such an approachable manager you will always be remembered . Fly high ... Forever free of such a terrible illness xx
    Written by Sharon Scarlett, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • RIP in peace Jackie so sad died so young love to all your family 🌹❤️
    Written by Joyce Healey, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Jackie taught me everything I know as a Community Midwife. She was such a kind and caring mentor. Sending all my love to Roy, Nicolas and Hannah.
    Written by Jackie Dunn, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • I am so sorry to hear this. Much love and best wishes to all family and all who knew her. I knew Jackie from my days with the National Childbirth Trust and then The Breastfeeding Network.
    Written by Jenny Richardson, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • RIP , Jackie employed me 11 yrs ago and was a good boss , so sad to hear this news , thoughts with her family xx
    Written by Debbie Oakes, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Jackie was a lovely lady and midwife. I had the pleasure of working with her and she was also my supervisor of midwives. Rest in Peace lovely lady. My heartfelt condolences to her family
    Written by Pat Williams, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Rest in peace lovely Lady x
    Written by Julie Wilkes, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Jackie was a kind friend and colleague. She was my first community manager in cheadle . I have many fond memories of our time spent together. Gone too soon RIP . Love to her family xx
    Written by Hilary Howard, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Beautiful inside and out, always kind. So very sad x
    Written by Jan McKendrick, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Beautiful lady and midwife 🙂🙂🙂 so understanding and caring when I was giving birth to my daughter Emma. We lived near to each other too and became good friends ovet the years. Bless you will never forget you too 😘😘😘😘😘
    Written by Tracy wingfield, May 16, 2020 - Reply
  • Absolutely devastated to hear of this very sad news of Jackie’s untimely passing . An amazing woman ,fabulous dedicated midwife whom I had the privilege of working with . My heart felt condolences to Roy ,Nick and Hannah You are all in my thoughts and prayers Xxx
    Written by janettemottram@googlemail.com, May 17, 2020 - Reply
  • When I was six months pregnant, I attended an appointment with Jackie and she sent me directly to the hospital. She probably saved my life and my son’s life, he is now 21 and a joy to everyone he meets. I will never forget how awesome she was. I am so sorry to hear this sad news, God bless Jackie xx
    Written by Catherine Eyre, May 17, 2020 - Reply
  • So sad to hear this sad news. A lovely lady who I had the privilege to work with . Condolences to the family. RIP ♥️
    Written by Jackie Brocklehurst, May 17, 2020 - Reply
  • So sad to hear this news. She was a lovely person, very understanding and easy to talk too. I respected her immensely as a midwife and a manager. I will always remember Jackie with fondness. R. I. P lovely lady.
    Written by Jill Parry, May 17, 2020 - Reply
  • Very sad news..Jackie was a very caring & loving person not only in her job but a lovely friend as well.She was my midwife & I loved having her being part of them special moments...her beautiful warm smiley face! God bless you Jackie..you are an absolute gem & will be sadly missed by many!! xxxxx❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Written by Janine Chell, May 18, 2020 - Reply
  • So very sorry to hear such sad news.I have fondest memories of dear Jackie both as a wonderful colleague and friend she touched so many lives in her long career and will be remembered with love for her care compassion and professionalism. Heartfelt condolences to the family.Rest in Peace dear beautiful Jackie. Dorothy Martin .(Birmingham).
    Written by Dorothy Martin, May 18, 2020 - Reply
  • I had some of the best years working with Jackie as a Community Midwife. We had some laughs, she was great to work with, nothing was too much trouble and she was so efficient and liked by all. Thinking of Roy, Hannah and Nick at this extremely sad time.
    Written by Julie Fozzard, May 22, 2020 - Reply
  • Very sad news. I walked to school with Jackie every day and remember her very well, she was such a kind and gentle person. Condolences to all the family. Jayne Davies (nee Lear)
    Written by Jayne Davies, May 23, 2020 - Reply

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