December 13, 1933 – October 9, 2012
Jean passed away peacefully at home on October 9, 2012 with her family by her side.
Jean will be dearly missed by her husband of 55 years Ivan, sons Allan (Irene), Larry (Lucy), daughter Lynda (Dean), grandchildren Amanda, Heather, Dallen, Lescia and Christian.
Jean was predeceased by her son Paul and her granddaughter Eboney.
Our mother kept a garden
A garden of the heart
She planted all the good things
That gave our lives a start
She turned us to the sunshine
And encouraged us to dream
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem
And when the winds and rain came,
She protected us enough
But not too much because she knew
We’d need to stand up strong and tough,
Her constant good example
Always taught us right from wrong
Markers for our pathway
That will last a lifetime long
We are our mother’s garden
We are her legacy.
We invite you to an open house tea at the Old Church on the corner of King Street and First Avenue on October 27, from 2 – 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Smithers Palliative Care Unit – Box 370, Smithers BC V0J 2N0
The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Bastian and the team of palliative care nurses for their support during this difficult time.