Jean Alice Beaton


Jean Alice Beaton (nee Welch), age 89, passed away peacefully the morning of March 22, 2015, in Vernon, B.C. She was born December 12, 1925, in Birmingham, England.

Jean came to Canada at 3 years old with her family and after marrying Jack, she made her home in Brooks, Sylvan Lake, Edmonton, Calgary and finally Vernon. She had a long career with Woodwards, but her life truly was defined by her love for her friends and family. She was so proud of her four children – Myrna, Jack (Brenda), Dennis (Anna) and Pat (Kevin) – each of who are a reflection in their own ways of her tenacity, stubbornness and spirit. She lives on today in the souls and hearts of her nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Jean seemed to have coined the term “social butterfly” and cherished the time with her many friends, traveling, dancing and sharing a glass or two of wine. All who knew her well, at one point, have fallen victim to a hard fought battle over Crib or Scrabble. Few could surpass her uncanny knowledge of two- and three-letter words.

Jean passes on from this world to meet up again with her daughter Myrna; husband Jack; sisters Beverly, Betty and Margaret; beloved friend, Slim; and many gracious, close friends. Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful staff at both Carrington Place and Hearthstone Manor who loved and cared for her as they would their own family. You held a special place in her heart and life.

Those who would like to leave words of remembrance may do so at A “Celebration of Jean’s Life” will be held later this summer.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME VERNON, BC V1T 4M4 (250) 542-4333.

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