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Jean Emory

July 26, 1926 - April 8, 2012


Nelson has lost one of their genuine gracious Ladies, JEAN (ERSKINE) EMORY. Died April 8th 2012 in her 86th year.
Jean is reunited with her beloved husband Bob. She leaves her children to cherish her memory Janis, Greg(Sally) and Lee. Sister in law Betty Askew, (Rick) nephews Bruce Askew (Bette- Lou) Don Graham( Judy),several great nieces and nephews,special friends Jack and Lynn Chambers and their sons, lifelong friend Edna Whiteley, numerous friends and acquaintance. Her love of life and genuine interest in people was reflected by the saying “A stranger is a friend I have not yet met”
Born in Rossland, Jean moved with her parents to Nelson in 1940.She graduated from Nelson High School and later as an RN at Royal Jubilee Hospital Victoria in 1948. She and Dad were married in a double ceremony with Bob”s sister Betty and husband Rick in 1949
Mom was very involved with the Fairview United Church, taking an active role in the Naomi Unit and teaching Sunday School. Over the years,she received numerous awards from the the BC Cancer Agency for her Dedication and Volunteer Service. She served on the Board of Directors of Kootenay Lake Hospital , was a proud member of Beta Sigma Phi.and involved in Bethel #10 Job”s Daughters. Her son Greg was a goalie for several hockey teams and she was his biggest cheerleader .
In 1979 Mom and Dad joined Nelson United Church. St. They were a welcome addition to the choir which they both thoroughly enjoyed.
Mom and Dad traveled extensively, enjoying trips to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, England, Italy,the States., and numerous cruises.
As an expression of Sympathy family and friends may donate in Jean”s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Parkinson”s Association, or the charity of your choice
Jean was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Maude Erskine. Siblings Monte, Eleanor, Fred and beloved husband Bob.(2007


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Joan Billett
Relation: Friend

Lee and family I’m sorry to hear of your mom passing.she was always a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with her through Job’s daughters. Our thouhgts and prayers
Jaon Billett & Lori Heximer

From: Mountain Lake Seniors Community - Staff
Relation: care givers

The Mountain Lake staff wish to express our condolences and support to the family and loved ones of Jean. She’s a woman whom we enjoyed caring for over the years; she will be missed. Our love and respect.

From: Evelyn and ted Cartlidge
Relation: friend and sorority Sister

Our deepest sympathy to Lee , Janice , Jeff. She lived a full life and a happy one with your Dad. .

From: Pam Macalister
Relation: friend

I worked at the Nelson Post Office for many years and Mr. and Mrs. Emory were the nicest, friendliest customers I ever served. We all
looked forward to their almost daily visits. They were two of the most loved and respected residents of Nelson. Their outstanding lives will be long remembered by all of us that were lucky to have known them.

From: Don Judy Adam and Kathryn Graham
Relation: Aunt

Lee, Greg and Janis we are sharing in your sorrow today more than you may realize. Auntie Jean will always have a special place in our hearts.

From: Carol Hall
Relation: family friend

Janis, Greg, and Lee,

heartfelt sympathies and thoughts from our entire family …………

From: John Emory
Relation: Cousin's wife

To Jean’s Family – I have fond memories of going up to Bob and Jean’s ranch on Lake Kootenay in the summer and fishing and swimming. Jean was a gracious and classy lady who made you feel like a million bucks! I will always have kind thoughts for Jean. My dad is Don Emory, Bob’s cousin. John and Annette Emory and family, Lakeville, Minnesota.

From: Karen & Terry Luckhart
Relation: friend of daughter Janis

I met Jean once, She was a very sweet Lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I know she will be missed, we will remember her fondly.

From: Marion & Allan Des Champs
Relation: High School Friend

Just arrived back from Scotland – and heard the news of Jean’s passing. We have many happy memories of time spent with the Emory Family. Our sincere sympathy to all of you.

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Date & Time:
April 12, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Saviour''s Anglican Church
723 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

723 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

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