Jackson James Purdie
Born March 25, 1986
Died September 18, 2021
Jackson James Purdie was 35 years old when he moved on to his next big adventure. He is the son of Jack Purdie and Arlene Hovingh. His sister is Melissa Purdie. His stepmom is Pearl Sanchez. His children are Shayden and Lyra. His stepsister is Angelica Sanchez. His stepbrother is John Sanchez. His aunts are Margret Malone, Pamela Churman, Mary Beardsley, and Marlene Cooney. His uncles are Craig Beardsley, Burl Malone, John Hovingh, Robert Hovingh, and Charlie Churman. His cousins are Harrison Malone, Jonathan Harp, Marli Callahan, Hanna Kai Benner, Katie Beardsley, Matt Beardsley, and Ronnie Adams.
Jackson was an excellent chef and worked in the food service industry in Coeur d’Alene. He was a construction worker in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane and he loved the challenges of working in high places.
He loved the outdoors and was happy by the water and in the mountains. He was a good golfer. He loved all animals.
Jackson is a poet, songwriter and rapper. One of his poems, titled “Rest”, became the lyrics of a song that is below.
We will miss your physical body but take comfort in knowing that your immortal soul will always be with us.
A memorial fund is established at Mountain West Bank for Jackson’s children.
We love you Jackson.
By Jackson Purdie
Are you very weary? Rest a little bit.
In this quiet corner, fold your hands and sit.
Do not let the trials that have grieved you all the day
Haunt this quiet corner, drive them all away
Drive them all away
Let your heart grow empty of every thought unkind
That peace may hover around you
And joy will fill your mind
Count up all your blessings, I’m sure they are not few
Let the dear Lord daily bless you and send his love to you
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