Jean Loretta Collard (nee Wile)
Born June 6, 1927
Went home to be with her Lord on August 27, 2019
Predeceased by her beloved husband Lloyd (2006). She will be sadly missed by her loving daughters and their families: Cheryle Barber, Betty Dewit-Cloutier (Richard), Gail Cholmondeley, Sandy Mintenko (Pat), and Mandee Kivi (Dave). Predeceased by her son-in-laws Peter Dewit and Don Cholmondeley and great granddaughter Emerson Cholmondeley. Loving nana to ten grandchildren, David (Michelle), Allan (Sarah), Brendan (Pati), Tracy (Jim), Trevor, Andrew (Kristen), Sara (Denis), Nick (Ashley), Jessica (Andrew), and Emily (Jim). Special great-grandmother to 26 great-grandchildren.
Dear sister to Irene and Orland (Bob) and sister-in-law to Bernice. Predeceased by her parents Ralph and Carrie and by her siblings Mildred, Wylie, Stella, Margaret, Charles, and Willis. Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Special thank you to Dr. Tenhunen and the Shared Care team, Bayshore nurses James and Marion, the staff at CCAC, the PSWs in particular Dell, Jazmin and Tiffany and also Irene.
Jean was a devout Christian and member of First Baptist church, serving God in her special and helpful way. Putting on “fancy” church teas was one of her favourite things to do. She also taught Sunday school and looked after the flowers for the church for many years. Jean was a wonderful seamstress and made her daughters beautiful dresses for special occasions, including making the wedding gowns for two of her daughters and all the bridesmaids dresses for three of her daughters. Her family was her pride and joy especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jean was many things to many people, a great friend, listener, organizer, party thrower, Brownie leader, holiday decorator and baker. Her passions included gardening, memorizing poetry (which she could recite to the very end) and keeping up with current events. Jean was kind, loving, generous and had a wonderful sense of humour. She will be greatly missed.
Resting at the
Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch Street, Sudbury
(Friends may call 5-8pm Friday and after 10am Saturday).
Funeral Service in the
R. J. Barnard Chapel
Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 11am.
Interment in the family plot at Valley East Cemetery.
Donations to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.
For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org. For those unable to attend the service, it can be viewed online at www.livememorialservices.com.