Born July 29th, 1913 passed away peacefully on July 4th, 2010, at Three Links Manor, with family at her side. She is survived by her children Dolores Neil (Harvey), Rose Marie Fenrich (Mel), Joyce Bell (Gordon), Betty Schneider, Helen Smith (Lyle), Ray Schneider, Bill Schneider (Carol), Noreen Newton, and Darlene Lwowski (Danny).
Jean was a very special grandmother to Ken, Dawn, Gary, and Alynn; to Kirk, Troy and Corilyn; to Brad, Karen and Tricia; to Travis, Trent and Cheryl; to Calvin, Kevin and Tina; to Toby, Colby, Angela, and Joey; to Lori and Justin; to Jason, Tyler and Kyle; to Chrissy, Ryan and Jessica.
Jean is also survived by thirty-two great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, her sisters-in-law, Barbara Ziegler, Lena Ziegler, and Barbara Risling, and a brother-in-law, Peter Meier. Jean is pre-deceased by her husband, Joe and her grandson, Travis Uphill.
Jean farmed with Joe near Scott, Saskatchewan, where they raised their nine children. In the late sixties, they moved to Kelowna and worked at a fruit packing plant. Their retirement years were spent picking fruit, fishing, camping with family and friends, traveling to the States for Reno trips, and planning regular family reunions ending with the traditional ball games.
At the heart of every great family is a mother like Jean, who loved and inspired all of us and brought such happiness to many. She will be fondly missed and remembered for her loving smile that could light up any room and now surely lights up the heavens. She will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts.
The family will be having a private funeral service and burial to honor Jean in the late summer.