November 12, 1926 ~ December 22, 2015
Jean was born in Consort, Alberta November 12 1926. Her family left the Prairies during the depression of the 1930’s. They established a Dairy Farm in the Port Alberni Valley, which still operates today.
In 1950 Jean married Johan Dahle. Johan was a recent immigrant from Norway. They raised six children. Jean and Johan were hard working successful business people who started Upper Island Dairy Supplies and the Pump House.
Jean had many interests. She spent countless hours playing her guitar with the country girls band and Heart Strings. She couldn’t drive by a garage sale or garden centre without stopping to have a look. Norwegian rosemaling was also one of her passions. She was a member of The Eagles and Sons of Norway.
Jean was a willing participant in anything that needed fixing or doing, and was always involved in the various projects around the house. Her hard work and timeless devotion will be greatly missed.
Predeceased by Father, Alvyn Shannon, mother, Gertrude Shannon. Husband, Johan Dahle. Survived by sisters Patricia Owen, Suzanne (Barry) Watson, brother Donald (Betty) Shannon. Children Nicky, Sue (Wayne), Patrick (Karen), Tim (Sherry), Janet (David), Martin (Diane), 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Jean passed away quietly at home, December 22, 2015. The family would like to thank Dr. Tancon, Dr. Napp, and her nurse Catherine, VIHA and the home-care nursing staff.
At Jean’s request there will be no funeral.