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Emory, Jean

Tribute to Mom


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

The Family would like to express their deep appreciation for the Love and Care Jean received at Mountain Lakes Seniors Facility over the past 3 years.

Service to be held Thursday April 12th @ 11:00 am at St Saviors Pro Cathedral. Reverend David Boyd presiding.

Remember me with love not tears

and all the happy years

That is how I will  remember you

Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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