Telegraph Journal, May 10, 1955
Ill Several Months, Passes At Halifax
Mrs. Rose Jacobson, wife of Nathan Jacobson, long-time resident of Saint John, died Monday morning in Halifax. She was 71. She had been ill for several months but her condition was considered improving until about two weeks ago.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Selick, who, when she was a small girl brought her to this county from Lithuania. They settled in Saint John and after her marriage here 53 years ago, she resided in this city until 1934 when Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson moved to Halifax.
During her time in Saint John, Mrs. Jacobson was a prominent member of the Jewish community, active in such organizations as the Daughters of Israel, Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society, and Hadassah Organization of Canada. She had an unusually wide circle of friends both in Halifax and in Saint John, which she visited, at frequent intervals.
Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Samuel G. Jacobson, businessman of Dartmouth, N.S.; five daughters, Mrs. Sam Cavel, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Joshua Leiberman, 67 Orange Street, Saint John, Mrs. Israel Cohen, 23 Orange Street, Saint John; Mrs. Ronald S. Hart Chicago; Mrs. Maurice Goldstein, Halifax, and one sister Mrs. Harry Jacobson, 310 Douglas Avenue.
Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Her son and his wife and her daughters and their husbands accompanied the body from Halifax to Saint John.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Shaarei Zedek Synagogue with burial in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.187. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Our Departed - D2.