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Jean Belle TURNER

September 6, 2005



Oct., 15, 1919 - Sept., 6, 2005

The family of Jean Turner

sadly announce the passing of a treasured wife, mother, grandmother and sister in ICU of the Campbell River Hospital late evening September 6, 2005 with her husband of nearly 65 years, Robert (Bob) Turner, son Lorne Turner and daughter Adele Turner by her side. Her greatest wish before she closed her eyes was to see her daughters, Marcy Turner of North Vancouver and Tina Cray, from San Antonio but it was not to be although both were en route.

Her oldest daughter Rosalie predeceased her October 3, 1941 in Powell River and her parents, Logan Schibler and Gunhild (Olsen) Schibler in Campbell River.

Remaining to mourn her passing are her husband Bob, son Lorne Turner (Verna), Campbell River, 3 daughters, Tina Cray (Bruce) of San Antonio, Texas and Marcy & Adele Turner at North Vancouver and her treasured grandchildren, Richelle & Amber Cray of Texas and Tyrel, Cade & Tamara Turner Campbell River, sister Helen Clements, Nanaimo, brother Jack (Ella) Schibler, Campbell River.

Jean was born in Vancouver, Washington October 15, 1919 before coming to BC with her parents, Logan & Gunhild Schibler and two siblings, Helen, Jack, as a babe in arms. After living in numerous locations on the coast, they eventually ended up in Owen Bay on Sonora Island in 1924 where the family lived until marriages took them away. It was here that Jean married Robert (Bob) J. Turner on October 5, 1940. Friends and family witnessed their marriage that was performed by Rev Addison who travelled on the Columbia Coast Mission boat. To this day one of their flower girls, Ruth Oppel, has never missed bringing flowers to Bob & Jean on their Anniversary.

Over the years when P&T Logging existed, Jean shared cooking duties with Bob’s sister Wynn Prendergast for all the loggers employed by Bob & Reo Prendergast. From this experience, Jean became an excellent cook and famous for giving out her recipes but no one could ever duplicate them because here measurements where... a pinch, and handful, a dash and a smidgen. Jean’s love of flowers is well known and some of here favourites included roses, sweet peas and gladiolas. She loved a good joke and enjoyed playing all types of games.

Jean & Bob built a house on Discovery Road, Campbell River where they lived for a number of years while Bob continued to log and the children went to school. Then 4 years was spent in Magna Bay on the Shuswap Lake and eventually returned to the Campbell River area over 25 years ago.

Island funeral services/elk falls crematorium

#103-909 Island Highway Entrusted With Arrangements.

In Lieu Of Flowers, Donations To the Heart & Stroke Foundation Of BC & Yukon

P.O. Box 741, Campbell River, BC V9W 6J3 would be appreciated.

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