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Calgary couple celebrating wedding anniversary killed in crash near Carstairs

Rodney Jacklin and his wife Marcy were killed on April 20 in a crash near Carstairs,  north of Calgary.
Rodney Jacklin and his wife Marcy were killed on April 20 in a crash near Carstairs, north of Calgary.

Global News has identified Rodney Jacklin and his wife Marcy as the Calgary couple that died in a crash last week.

The couple was driving home after finishing golfing at the Carstairs Community Golf Club on April 20 when their sedan collided with a pickup truck on Highway 2A north of Calgary.

A man in his 40s, who was in the pickup, was treated by ground paramedics, and then flown to the Foothills Medical Centre by STARS Air Ambulance.

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“We had a moment of silence at our annual general meeting, yesterday afternoon,” Club General Manager Kirk Williscroft said. “It’s been a very  gloomy weekend here.”

Rodney had been a club member for more than a decade and his wife Marcy was also an active golfer there. Their friends said they were celebrating their second wedding anniversary.

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In their obituary Marcy, a mother of two,  is described as “a beacon of laughter and joy, always smiling, always willing to try something new and different.”

Rodney worked at Air Canada for more than 16 years, is described as “a happy, fun and caring person who lived his life to the fullest.”

A funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at McInnis & Holloway (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E.), Williscroft said many club members are expected to attend.