Jean Rosemary GEORGE passed away peacefully in Dunrovin Hospice House on November 28th, 2013 at the age of 81. Jean is survived by her loving husband Don, and dearly missed by her son Richard (Judy) and son Mark in Sparwood; her sister, Pam Sleep (Reg), brother Bob (Jean) Farmer, sister-in-law, Eileen (John) Graham, brothers-in-law Chris (Lyn) Martin and Tim (Janice) Martin, and many nephews and nieces, all of whom are in England. Jean is predeceased by her father Stanley, mother Winifred, sisters Irene, Joan, Sylvia and Joyce.
Jean was born in England, lived in Wales as a refugee child of World War II, met Don in the early 1950’s and was married in 1954 at Eltham, England. On April 3, 2014 they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage. Don’s expansive career had them living in New Zealand, Castlegar, back to New Zealand and then Cranbrook, until they finally settled in Quesnel in 1972.
Jean’s passion for spining wool was already well developed when she arrived here, and she moved on to become an expert in weaving, and many other crafts. Her particular attention to detail and exquisite work became well known in the area. She, along with Eileen Shannon, and Noreen Rustad would spend a lot of fun times attending workshops and making many creations, and had many more ideas and supplies than could be used in a lifetime. Jean and Don would travel to craft fairs and enjoyed this network of friends immensely.
Our thanks go out to Dr. Van Dyk, the nursing staff at GR Baker and Dunrovin Hospice for all their special care; Noreen for her countless trips to Quesnel to help out and her guadance and many visits- they were truly appreciated.
It is the wish of Jean’s family that her remains be cremated and returned to England sometime in the future. There will be a Memorial Service in England at that time.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of condolences can me made to a family endowment fund set up with the Quesnel Community Foundation, at PO Box 4158, Quesnel, BC, Canada V2J 3J2, phone 250-747-1739; email firstname.lastname@example.org, website : www.quesnelfoundation.ca, where proceeds from this fund will go to benefit the community in the area of the Arts.