Jean and I first met in ’79. George was still alive. We shared the same table in a small sandwich shop in the Whitome Bldg occasionally. Fast forward to ’86, we’re both single. Then in ’91 we got serious and bought a very lovely home in Mill Bay.
Jean’s whole purpose in life was her family and friends all of whom kept Jean in a very special warm place. She worked so hard to keep everyone happy, never a bad word for anyone.
Two trips to the U.K. to visit friends and family, many trips south of the border antiquing not to mention the dozens of shows by the Diggers locally and shows in Alberta, Calgary and Edmonton. On into Saskatchewan friends and family, collecting Carnival glass for which Jean was an expert.
Seldom was anything ever planned, but that the kids came first, birthdays, high days, and holidays, as many as 34 if all the families got together over Christmas dinner.
Early morning garage sales, never passed up an antique shop, or auctions in hopes of adding pieces of carnival glass to a collection of almost 300 pieces.
All good things eventually come to an end and Jeans last year was not great, before I left for Scotland for two months September 25, I visited Jean in Chemainus, we spoke ‘t’was a sad affair.
A very lovely lady gone, a love lost, REST IN PEACE, Jean.
Much love from many of us, families and friends.