1933 – 2015
We are saddened to announce the passing of Jean Ellen Webster on August 22, 2015 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Jean was born March 26, 1933 in Vancouver, B.C. She was predeceased by: her parents, George and Nellie Fleming; sisters: Kathlyn, Marie, and Irene; husband, Harvey (2008); son Harvey (1990);
and daughter-in-law Lynn (2005). Jean is survived by: her brother George (Hilma) Fleming of Delta, B.C.; two sons, Raymond (Barb) of Kitimat, B.C., and Jeffrey (Kathy) of Vernon, B.C.; eight grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Jean and Harvey were married in 1951 in Vancouver and spent the next 18 years there, working and raising their three boys who were born during the first four years of their marriage. Life was busy. Harvey was in the armed forces and often away while Jean worked in the laundry at Vancouver General Hospital. In 1969 the family relocated to Vernon when Harvey was transferred to manage the Vernon Army Camp. Jean was able to get a position in the laundry department of Vernon Jubilee Hospital. She was known to be a hard worker in a very demanding area of the hospital. She developed some lifelong friendships with her colleagues there.
Jean took great pleasure in the family home and property on Okanagan Lake. She especially enjoyed watching the birds at her various feeders and enjoyed the challenge of attracting her favorite species with particular seed mixes. She took pride in tending to a variety of colorful flowers around her yard. An evening boat ride was also a favorite pastime.
The family would like to thank the staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their kindness during Jean’s numerous hospitalizations this past year. A special thank-you to the staff of 3 North and the Integrated Care Coordinator, Kari, for their compassion and care to smooth out Jean’s final journey.
There will be a celebration of Jean’s life on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon, B.C. at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Jean may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com