The family of Jean Fitzpatrick sadly announces the passing of our beloved mother Jean, who passed away suddenly at the age of 93 at Trail Regional Hospital.
Jean was born in Dauphin, Manitoba. She grew up in Saskatoon, and met her husband Ernie when he was stationed there in the armed forces just prior to shipping off to Europe in WW2. When Ernie returned from the war, they married and moved to Trail, where Ernie worked at West Kootenay Power. In 1950 they built their family home in Kinnaird where they raised their family. Sadly, Ernie passed away in 1978. In 1991, Jean moved to Silver Birch Trailer Park and lived there happily for many years. Only recently Jean had moved to Castlewood Village where she was enjoying her new home and the wonderful meals.
Jean had many interests and loved camping, swimming, golf and curling. She was a lifetime member of Castlegar United Church, UCW, Legion, Kootenay Society for Community Living and Castlegar Seniors Association .She really enjoyed her bridge, crib and socializing with friends.
Jean is survived by four children, Ed (Sydney), Rod, Carol Mackereth (Ron) and Keith. Grandchildren Bryan (Shiran), Laura (Edgar), Alan, Christopher
(Patrice), Jennifer(Matthew), Andrew. Great grandchildren Angelica and Stella. Predeceased by her sisters Frances, Margaret, husband Ernie and beloved granddaughter Cassie Jean.
Special thanks to all of the wonderful staff of Kootenay Society for Community Living, also to Sid and Lynda Floyd. .That Keith was well taken care of and loved once she could no longer provide his care, just meant everything to her.
Also, we sincerely thank Jean’s home support workers, Handy Dart driver Don Cameron, Castlewood Village staff, Dr. Smart,
and hospital staff for your compassionate care.
Should anyone wish to send a memorial donation, it could go to the Kootenay Society for Community Living.
Bill Strilaeff of Castlegar Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
We are having a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, July 2nd at the Castlegar Legion Hall at 2:00 p.m.
All friends, please join us.