Jean Muirhead

Jean Agnes Muirhead

(nee Drew)

October 31, 1924 – August 16, 2013

Jean was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and also spent time in Thunder Bay (Fort William), Edmonton and most recently Vernon. Jean was predeceased by: her first husband Ronald Minaker (WWII France); her second husband William Muirhead and by her long time companion Gordon Young. Also predeceased by her parents Thomas and Janet Drew, and siblings George and William. Jean is also predeceased by her granddaughter Kerri Muirhead and daughter Linda Muirhead.

Jean is survived by her sister Thomasina (Tomi) Douglas, sister in law Catherine Drew (William), daughter Drucilla (Minaker) Edmiston and husband Gavin Edmiston, daughter Eileen (Muirhead) Thurston, and grandchildren David Edmiston (Kristen), Scott Thurston, Laurie Thurston Hall (Michael), Gordon Edmiston and fiance AmberLeah Wolfe and Robyn Thurston. Great Grandchildren Alex (Alexandra)  Muirhead , Damon Thurston, Jesse (Jessica) Thurston, Ethan Atwood and Logan Thurston and many nieces and nephews. Jean will be sadly missed by her family and many friends from over the years and also by her feline companion, Sophie.

A Celebration of Jeans’ life will be held later in August. At that time a gathering of family and friends will follow the service to honor not only Jeans’ life but to honor the life of her daughter Linda Muirhead who passed away on June 29, 2012. A further notice will be placed once those arrangements have been completed.

In lieu of floral tributes Jean requested that donations to the Salvation Army or Hospice House, Vernon be considered.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.


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