Jean passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on March 27, 2019 at the age of 96 years. She is survived by her children: twins – Kenneth Jacobs and Lillian Svensson, twins – Lucille Kiltau (Dave Laliberte) and Diane Macdonald, and Janice Russell; 15 grandchildren: Tina, Tara, Ken, Morgan, Yuki, Greg, Christine, Brent, Craig, Marc, Stacey, Devon, Kelly, Korey and Brendan; 23 great-grandchildren: Kayla, Adian, Alicia, Darci, Nicole, Ashton, Brooklyn, Sidney, Wil, Scarlet, Ashley, Chiron, Riana, Zoe, Benjamin, William, Avery, Dustin, Jordan, Cole, Mercedes, Dawson, Kayman, Charlie and Chase; and 5 great-great-grandchildren Axel, Tobias, Arlo, Adriana, and Griffyn.
Jean is predeceased by her husband Dave, and 3 grandchildren: Chelsea, Kyle and Steve. Jean is the last surviving member of her family of 17 siblings, 12 of whom survived beyond birth.
Jean loved to entertain and cook for her family and friends. She was renowned for her Bridge and Crib playing skills. She and Dave were Silver Medalists for Bridge one year in the BC Senior Olympic Games. Jean’s faith, energy, humour, strength, determination and love of family serves as an inspiration to anyone whose life she touched.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Charles Garnier Church, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca.
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The service for RUSSELL, Jean is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.