Jean Davenall Turner
1931 – 2014
Jean died peacefully on August 19, 2014. She is survived by her two children David (Bonni) and Karen (Alex), her grandchildren, Sandy, Will, Elizabeth, Jennifer, John and Chris, by her two great-grandchildren, Bailey and Ronan, and by her sister, Joyce.
Jean enjoyed a full and adventurous life, loved all kind of sports and belonged to many organizations over the years. At the age of 76, she moved to Comox from Calgary where she had lived most of her life. Although she was sorry to leave her friends in Calgary, she loved Comox and the simplicity of life in a small community, close to everything she needed and the beach and walking trails. She became very active and made many new friends. Early in 2011, she was diagnosed with a progressive illness that slowed her down.
From 1981 until 1992, Jean painted and sold her paintings on a full time basis and earned a living doing what she enjoyed. She painted mostly landscapes west and south of Calgary. Jean loved all kinds of music and dancing and she loved to play the piano for sing-songs at Retirement residences and Nursing Homes. She was very fond of the people for whom she played.
Her words; ‘When I am gone, miss me a bit but don’t mourn my absence. I was happy to have been born into a wonderful family and had many years of happiness.”
Jean was an amazing lady who influenced so many people in such a positive way. She will be dearly missed by all.
A private family memorial will be held in Banff. There is a family plot in Banff which was purchased in 1943 when Jean’s youngest brother died. Both of her parents and another brother are also buried there.
A bench, for all to enjoy, will be dedicated in Comox, in loving memory of Jean in the place that she loved.