It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Lorraine Jenkins announces her passing on Friday, April 22, 2022. Born June 8, 1930 in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland to Mildred and Hayward Mercer. 1 of 10 children, survived by Marjorie, Shirley and Sylvia. Married to Don Jenkins (deceased) and then longtime partner Jim Wilson (deceased). Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. She will be missed by her children Danny (Linda), Betty (Tom) and Donna (Al) and by her grandchildren Lynne (Martin), Wayne, Wesley (Nicole), Jamie (Georgia), Taunya (Taylor), Michael (Marcy), Ian (Beth) and great grandchildren Damian, Daxton, Jade, Tristan, Aidan and Tatiana. Our beautiful mother loved knitting, bingo, gardening, card games, fishing, her trailer days, family reunions, music, a good Newfie jig and fry ups. Longtime employee of Crown, Cork and Seal.
Special thanks to Ajax Hospital ER and Dr. Pedretti for their care and compassion. Thanks also to the staff of Chartwell Pickering City Centre for their friendship and care of mom, she made many friends there that helped extend her life experiences. Many thanks to all family and friends who have expressed their heartfelt condolences to us during this time of grief.
Mom’s ashes will be laid to rest with Dad’s in a private family ceremony. A celebration of life has been arranged at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre – Pickering on June 11th from noon to 2pm to allow family and friends to gather and share precious memories. See details below. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
As long as hearts remember
As long as hearts still care
We do not part with those we love
They’re with us everywhere