In Loving Memory of

Jacky Kennedy

Jacky Kennedy

Jacky had an notable career with Elsevier during her 13 years of service to STM Journals. Jacky was a valued member of the team based in Oxford, UK. She worked with us in the Life Sciences and Social Sciences Journal team as an editorial manager, being responsible for the development of content in Current Opinion and Drug Discovery Today journals. With her long-lasting career at Elsevier, she possessed a lot of knowledge, working successfully together with a wide network of editors and authors.

Those of us who had the pleasure to have worked more closely with Jacky knew her for her positive attitude, for being a great listener and for giving wise and practical advice. Her editors and publishers really appreciated her openness, cordiality and compassion.  Her years of experience granted her a wisdom that many of us valued highly.

Jacky was a lovely person, arts and crafts fan, football supporter and gardening lover.  She was well-known in the Kidlington office and involved in many social and charity activities through RECares. Above all, her love was directed to her children and grandchildren, and in particular her great-granddaughter Lydia, whom she was able to spend some good quality time during the pandemic. Jacky would have reached her official retirement in August and was very much looking forward for the next phase of her life pursuing her other passions.

Jacky was a dear colleague and friend to many of us. Her kindness, open, friendly personality and positive outlook will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and sentiments are with her family and loved ones.

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Laure Ballu

Very sad to hear Jacky’s passing. She was a real character around the office and will be greatly missed with her infectious smile. She always had time for everyone. I remember the day she married Scott and how happy she was. I drove to Abingdon with a colleague and friend to drop off her …

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Lydia Briggs

Always a cheerful personality in the office, I will remember her kind and wise words, the biscuits, bakes and fruit she’d often call desk to desk with at the end of a long day or week and the wonderful photos and videos she delighted in showing me of her great granddaughter, Lydia. Jacky will …

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Laney Priestley

I remember the first time I arrived at the Oxford office, Jacky came to say hello and introduce herself and how my previous role linked to hers. And that is how I will always remember her: thoughtful, kind, and open to everybody.  Over the years I heard bits by bits of her life, her …

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Louise Curtis

Jacky will be very much missed as a kind and generous colleague, and someone who brought humour and positivity to our work days.  It was a true pleasure to have known her and I will miss her friendly hellos and conversations when visiting the Kidlington office. My sincere condolences to Jacky’s family, friends and …

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Vicki Wetherell

A friendly hello in the morning and a more than enthusiastic ‘night’ at the end of the day – our corner of the office will be so very different from now on.  Jacky was a shoulder to cry on (or let off steam with), someone to share a joke with and a good friend.  We …

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Priscilla

While we have never worked together directly, Jacky has always been a wonderful colleague. So welcoming when I joined the group as a newcomer, always ready to offer a smile, happy to offer genuine and wise advice on life. These are the not-so-small things that leave a mark and stay in our memory. Thank …

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Tamara

I am so sorry to hear about Jacky. We were not colleagues, but met through RE Cares volunteer days at the Cutteslowe community centre a decade or more ago, and since then always chatted when our paths crossed in the Kidlington office. Jacky was an amazing source of local Kidlington knowledge, and told me …

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Janet Haynes

Jacky was such a warm, friendly lady, who had time for everyone.  We first met on an Elsevier trip to  Venice,  and after we often chatted and reminisced .  My condolences to Jacky’s family, she will be very missed. …

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Steve Barrett

I was deeply saddened to hear of Jacky’s passing, and will miss her greatly. We’d been desk neighbours since I moved to the STMJ publishers ‘ghetto’ in Kidlington six years ago, and she was always good to chat with – about her family, Oxford United, arts & crafts, her love of travel both in England …

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Philippe Terheggen

In fond memory of Jacky, a kind colleague with a good heart. My thoughts for her family. Philippe Terheggen,  Managing Director, Elsevier …

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Lorraine

We started out as colleagues and quickly became friends. We clicked. We got together whenever we could whether I was in Oxford or she in Amsterdam. She loved her family and we often discussed our grandkids. Jacky made special effort to come over to my retirement party in December 2019 and we had made …

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Katie Eve

Jacky will be so missed by all who had the honour to know her. I will remember Jacky as an incredibly warm and kind person – an ever welcoming presence in the office, always ready to greet one with a big hello and smile, and making the time to speak to her colleagues and …

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Sarah

I used to see Jacky at the ‘village pump’ most days.  We’d be getting coffee and it would be a chance to have a chat and get Jacky’s wisdom on the world.  We would often have a laugh over some of the more ‘bureaucratic’ things we were both doing, as well as having a …

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Wendy Hurp

Jacky was a joy to know, both as a former colleague and a dear friend. She was always ready to listen, laugh at a joke or an impossible author demand, or offer advice. We shared good times and bad, and whatever trials she had to face, she approached them with fortitude and dignity. Let …

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Clare Lehane

I worked with Jacky for many years and I will always remember her as the kindest and most genuine person I have had the pleasure to know.  She was always great fun to be around and so proud of her family.  My condolences to her family.   …

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Henri van Dorssen

I was deeply saddened by the news of Jacky’s passing. When we were still able to, Jacky and I regularly bumped into each other at the office village pump in Oxford. Often we chatted about her latest visit to colleagues in Amsterdam, or about her plans for a new cultural trip, or about Northern …

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Sarah Conway

I have worked with Jacky across the years, but especially the last 6 years when I returned to Oxford from Amsterdam. Jacky was always such and kind, friendly and open colleague. My memories of her include her personal kindness which I certainly benefitted from, but also just the fact that she was just a …

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Henk Timmerman, VU University Amsterdam

The news on Jacky’s passing away came as a shock. I have been working with Jacky since she  joined  the edorial staff of DDT- Technologies of which I was and am one of the editors in chief. It was a pleasure to work with Jacky, always! Friendly and professional, accurate and fast. Meetings of …

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Alex Smith

On my first day at Elsevier, Jacky was one of the first people to introduce herself and I will always remember her words that day: “I’m Jacky Kennedy…. you’ll never forget me because of that name!” – indeed I never will, and not just because of the name! Jacky was a warm, loving, and …

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György

I know Jacky for several years working together for an Elsevier title. Her open-minded personality helped us a lot finding the right solutions. We had always a chance to chat informally a bit before or after the meetings. Her positive and optimistic attitude will be truly missed. May she rest in peace! …

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Chris

Jacky started working at Elsevier a couple of years after I did, so that means I have had the pleasure and privilege of having her as a colleague for the past 13 years. My memories of her start when she was working in a little alcove along with Susi and Jayne as part of …

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Paul Willems

Very sad to hear the news of Jacky’s passing. I did not knoow Jacky well, but the fact that she made time to talk to me speaks volumes about her, she always had time for a chat in the lift, or at the ‘village pump’, she will be sorely missed. …

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Kay

I will remember Jacky with great fondness. She was such a warm, kind, genuine and fun person; a real pleasure to chat to in the office every day. She would have a big smile and a wave when I arrived at work each morning, and she was always there for a laugh and a …

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Mark

Jacky was always pleased to see everyone. I didn’t work with her directly but the times I did see and speak to her in the building she would always be smiling. What a lovely lady who will be truly missed, bless her and her family. …

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Parveen

Jacky was a lovely person and every time I saw her in the office she always had a big smile on her face. We used to talk often in the post room or at the tea points about different holiday destinations we had both been to. Jacky was always full of life and I …

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