July 19th 1929 – June 2nd 2014
Our beautiful Jean passed away peacefully at home under the care of her loving husband Barrie. She led an adventurous life and found joy in nature whether it was in the mountains, the forest, the plains, on the sea or in a marsh. Jean was a devoted reader consuming volumes of literature from the classics to modern works, a bridge enthusiast, and a lover of music. She was an active supporter of the NDP, numerous environmental causes and Girl Guides of Canada. The places she made home included Victoria, Whitehorse, Ottawa, Cornwallis, Halifax and finally the Comox Valley.
Jean is predeceased by her mother Mary, her father James, brother Peter, nephew Jamie and son in-law Bill. She is survived by husband Barrie, daughter Cathie and her partner Terry (Toronto), Wendy (Victoria), her son John and his wife Janelle (Montreal), her grandsons Will (Toronto), Evan (London, England) and her granddaughter Holly (Montreal) her brother-in-law Colin and his wife Janice (Vancouver) and her special niece Tanya (Vancouver).
Funeral service will be held from Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, on Thursday, June 5th at 2:00PM.
Donations may be made to either the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society or Covenant House of Vancouver.
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
By Raymond Carver