January 4, 1920 – June 19, 2015
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Jean (Auntie Jean) at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on June 19, 2015 at 95 years of age. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim (1986), her sister Barbara Robinson (2015), and her parents Colin (1984) and Beatrice (1958) Harris.
She will be greatly missed by her brother-in-law Eric Robinson, nieces Kathy (Dennis) Cotter, Jean (Mike) Haug; great nieces Shelly (Tyler) Cull, Janice (Gerald) Larson, Corinne (Mike) Litchfield, and Karin Haug; great-great nieces Karlee, Hailey, MacKenzie, and a new great-great nephew Tanner; as well as her many friends and extended family.
She was born at their Schubert Road home and thanks to the support of many special friends, was still residing on the property 95 years later prior to being admitted to hospital at the end of April.
Many people will remember her career working at the CIBC for 33 years and volunteering at the IPE for the Anglican Church lunch and dinners. Jean was a lifelong active member of the St. James Anglican Church, was a member of the St. James A.C.W., the Knob Hill Ladies Aide, and shared the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Citizen of the Year award in 1982 with her husband Jim. She enjoyed playing cards, talking on the phone, and in her younger days, baking, cooking, and all the adventures of a rural lifestyle.
We would like to thank the staff on 2W of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the doctors from Haugen Medical Group for the excellent care and support they provided.
Cremation preceded the funeral service which will be held in Armstrong at the St. James Anglican Church, 2315 Patterson Avenue on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Following the service, everyone is invited to a reception with ‘eats’ in the hall adjoining the church.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Jean to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (2101 – 32 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2) or the Armstrong/Enderby Parish Building Fund (PO Box 21, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0).
Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866