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Former L'Anse Creuse North Principal, Dave Jackson, Dies

Dave Jackson was a longtime principal, coach and resident of Macomb County.

Recently retired principal and current district athletic supervisor, Dave Jackson, passed away this weekend.

L'Anse Creuse Public Schools confirms Jackson died of an apparent heart attack Sunday while working out at his home in Macomb Township.

Jackson, who retired as principal of LCN last year, continued to serve the L'Anse Creuse school district as the supervisor of middle and high school athletics.

Students, friends and co-workers of Jackson have taken to Facebook and Twitter to mourn the passing of their principal, coach and neighbor.

"Very sad day for LCPS," wrote L.c. Boosters on Facebook. "Dave Jackson has passed. Dave was currently the Athletic Director for L'Anse Creuse. In the past Dave held a number of positions in the district at both LCHS and LCN. He will be greatly missed."

In 2009, Jackson was named the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association's Administrator of the Year. He was also a member of the Macomb County Coaches Hall of Fame.

"RIP Dave Jackson. Greatest (principal) I've ever had and one of the kindest souls I've ever met," wrote Nicole Cowper on Twitter.

In an effort to honor the memory of Jackson, The North Star, the student newspaper of LCN, is asking all Crusaders to wear black and gold Tuesday, Feb. 14.

will be held Friday, Feb. 17, from 3-9 p.m. at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore.

He will lie instate from 10:30 a.m. until the service begins at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at Immaculate Conception Church, 9764 Dixie Highway, Ira Township.

An athletic scholalarship has been established in Jackson's memory. For information on the scholarship and how to make donations to it, .

A memorial Facebook page has also been created to provide a central location for friends and family of Jackson to share their memories and photos.

Francesca Kucharek February 13, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Mr. Jackson was a very kind and caring man. He was one of the best principals ive had. he would listen to your issues as a principal and as a caring indivdual. You could talk to him about anything on your mind. He will be missed and im glad to have had someone like him guiding me through my years of high school. My prayers go out to his family.
Brian Manninen February 14, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Here are a couple videos we made for Mr. Jackson when he retired last year. They capture how much people cared for him and how much he cared for others. http://www.schooltube.com/video/3f41c82e3a6de1438f31/ http://www.schooltube.com/video/5f81f75e37c8d58d53d2/
Danielle February 15, 2012 at 02:10 AM
4 years ago from today..on valentines day I had just got out of school at LCN and got hit by a car in the parking lot and rushed to the emergency room. Mr. Jackson had gone with me in the ambulance and he sat with me untill he knew that I was ok. He also became close with my family and helped my brother though high school with his special needs. Mr Jackson was a great role model and an amazing principal. He was truly loved and will be extremely missed. RIP Dave Jackson <3
Jenny Whalen February 15, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Visitation and funeral information can be found here on the Patch website: http://patch.com/N-ddDh
sandrakay_1@yahoo.com February 17, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Mr Jackson was a great person he will truly be missed prayers go out to his family

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