Telegraph Journal, May 27, 2006
JACOBSON, SARA - Sara Jacobson of Fredericton died peacefully May 25th, 2006 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. She was ninety years of age. The daughter of Aaron and Layah (Jacobson) Cohen, Sara was born in Bath, N.B. March 22, 1916. Sara later moved to Saint John with her family. She was graduated from the Saint John School of Nursing at the General Hospital. She married Aaron (Ork) Jacobson and moved with him to Minto where she lived for many years.
Predeceased by her sister Minna Rothberg of Toronto and her brother, Ben Cohen of Saint John, Sara is survived by two sisters, Jennie (Phil) Pinkus of Toronto and Leiba Katz of Brooklyn, New York and one sister-in-law, Jennie Cohen of Saint John. She had many nieces and nephews.
After the death of her husband, Ork, Sara moved to Fredericton where she lived for the rest of her life. Sara was an active and tireless volunteer for the Fredericton Community Soup Kitchen and the Provincial Archives. The Archives honoured her for her volunteer work. She was a member of the synagogues of Fredericton and Saint John and a great supporter of the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum. Sara was known as an avid, competitive bridge player and a fiercely independent soul who proudly managed on her own. Special thanks to Lyndsay and Debbie and everyone at 4 South West at the Chalmers Hospital for their kindness and compassion.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28th, 2006 at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home Chapel, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, N.B. (634-7424), followed by burial at the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery, Westmorland Road, Saint John. In lieu of flowers, donations to the N.B. Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Saint John Jewish Historical Museunm or the charity of one's choice would be much appreciated.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 2006.43.18 / JM 2006.43.19 / JM 2011.106.36. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Samuel Meltzer - A4.