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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …


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 …


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 …

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. …

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 …

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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