ELLEN “JEAN” SCHUBERT
(1923 – 2013)
Jean Schubert passed away peacefully on June 2, 2013 in Kamloops, on her 90th birthday.
She is survived by her loving children, Carol (Pat) Cooney of Armstrong, Marion (John) Kinch of Torksey, England, and Ken (Shelley) Schubert of Calgary, her grandchildren Erin Cooney (David Laferrière)of Ottawa, Ryan (Sarah) Cooney of Victoria, Sam Schubert-Kinch of Dubai, and Kim Schubert (Phil Reynolds) of Calgary, and great grand-daughter Anneka Laferrière of Ottawa, sisters Grace O’Keefe of Vernon, Alice Biggar of Owen Sound, brother Frank (Ruth) Emeny of Kamloops, sister-in-law Alice Emeny of Armstrong, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Trevor Schubert in 2010, and her brother Jim Emeny of Enderby in April 2013.
Jean Emeny was born on June 2, 1923 in Enderby, to Nellie and Edgar Emeny. Edgar’s parents, James and Ellen Emeny brought four year old Edgar to join James’ brother Arthur in the Enderby area in the 1880s. Arthur had worked on the Red Star river boat, transporting goods between Enderby and Sicamous. They homesteaded together North of Enderby on the Shuswap river. Jean enjoyed a happy childhood on the family farm surrounded by brothers, sisters, parents, both sets of grandparents, uncles and aunts. Her early education was in the one room school at Springbend. After completing high school in Enderby she went to business school in Vernon. She worked at the Bay in Vernon during the war years.
The love of her life was Trevor Schubert from Armstrong. When he was home on leave in August 1944, they married. They started their family in the early 50s in Vernon, with daughters Carol and Marion, then they moved to Kamloops. Son Ken was born a few years later to complete their family. Her family was everything to her. Jean devoted herself to providing a nurturing, loving environment for family, but also for friends and the community. She was always giving of herself and putting others ahead, right to the end. In addition to a wry sense of humour, she could immediately see to the heart of any matter. She loved all aspects of gardening and devoted many hours to both her flowers and her vegetables. Jean loved music, reading, sewing, knitting, and numerous other creative pursuits. She was quick to smile and was always supportive and loving to everyone she knew.
The family is extremely grateful for the support and ongoing loving care by the exemplary management and staff of Berwick on the Park over the past 6 ½ years. This was not just wonderful, it was extraordinary! The family also would like to thank Drs. Schumacher and Wiedrick for their long term care.
There will be a celebration of life Monday June 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive (access via Tranquille Road, then turn right on Leigh Road).
In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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