Mom always disliked her first name, so we are not telling now!
Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband Paul, survived by her children Peter Lea and Linda (Philip), and brothers Ross (Serena) and Billy (Judy) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jean was the glue that held an extended family and circle of friends together around the globe. In the age of the internet, her phone and postage bills would prover her happy efforts to stay in touch with friends in England and the U.S. and family from Iqaluit to Ontario, and B.C. to Nova Scotia.
Jean let her life by example, showing only her best self to the world and family. Criticism and judgement were not part of her nature. Guidance was offered only when requested; love given always.
Through fragile looking in the last years, Jean survived lung cancer, cataracts, and life as an air-force wife. She was far tougher than she looked.
Her skills as a bookkeeper helped the family business – Early’s Building Supply – grow and prosper over 30 years before selling and retiring with our wonderful Dad. She used those bookkeeping skills again, assisting her condo Strata Council when asked. She will be happy to know that all her accounts are now balanced – though a little miffed at the humour.
Thank you to the nursing staff, Dr. Jacobs and all the attending doctors who assisted Mom and us through the last months.
At Mom’s request, there will be no service. No flowers please; donate to your choice of charities.
We gladly welcome friends and family to join us Saturday, August 30, 2014, between 1:00 and 4:00pm, at 303-539 Island Hwy, to pay tribute and commemorate our Mom.