"Church and civil leaders across Saskatchewan and Canada paid tribute to Canon Michael Jackson, the Anglican Church of Canada's longest-serving deacon, after his death on Nov. 22  at the age of 82. Ordained in 1977, Jackson served as a deacon for 45 years. At the time of his death he was a member of the congregation at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Regina in the diocese of Qu'Appelle". "For more than three decades, Jackson also worked as chief of protocol for the Saskatchewan government until his resignation in 2005, overseeing security, logistics and etiquette for diplomatic visits. In this role he organized royal trips to Canada, including three visits by Queen Elizabeth II in 1978, 1987 and 2005". Anglican Deacons Canada (ADC) president Lisa Chisholm-Smith, retired dean Peter Elliott of Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, Ralph Goodale, former Liberal MP and leader of the Saskatchewan Liberals, and former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall all offered tributes. "Among deacons, Jackson played a leading role in building ecumenical relationships. In 2018 he coordinated the International Anglican-Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Catholic Conference on the Diaconate at the University of Regina. He later edited a book on the conference, 'The Diaconate in Ecumenical Perspective'. In 2017 Jackson received the Maylanne Maybee Award, which recognizes Canadian Anglican deacons for outstanding service, from ADC, then known as the Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada".