Our hearts are broken as we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Jeannette.
She was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, the second youngest of nine children, to Marie Louise and Alphonse Marcoux. Soon after moving to Vancouver she met and married the love of her life, Gilbert. They lived in Prince Rupert, Vancouver and the Comox Valley, and raised five children.
Jeannette was a very caring person who loved life and impressed everyone with her kindness and compassion. She was an avid gardener, had a beautiful singing voice and had a great joie de vivre. She and Gil spent many happy hours on their various boats, exploring much of the B.C. coast. They were lucky enough to live many years right on the seashore in Comox and on Denman Island. Jeannette was happiest when she was surrounded by her family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, as well as her daughter Julie and Gil, her husband of more than fifty years. She is survived by her daughter Patricia, and sons Ron, Robert and Dean. She had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. As well, she is also survived by her good friend, Linda Ball.
By Jeannette’s request, private family arrangements.
When I come to the end of my journey
and I travel my last weary mile
Forget if you can that I ever frowned
and remember only my smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
and remember I’ve had lots of fun.
Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered
and sometimes fell by the way
Remember I’ve fought some hard battles
and won ere the close of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day.
But in summer just gather some flowers
and remember the place where I lay.
And come in the shade of the evening
When the sun paints the sky in the West
and stand for a few moments beside me.