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DECKSHEIMER, Jean (née Hipkins)

Jean went to be with the Lord on June 16, 2019 at the age of 86. She is survived by her loving husband Harold Decksheimer; her daughter Cheryl (Kevin) Gilbert and son Bob (Karin) Decksheimer; grandchildren Kaleena (Nick) van den Born, Lizz (Garret) Marsh, David (Shawna) Gilbert, Tyler (Melissa) Decksheimer, Morgan Decsheimer; and great grandchildren Kloe, Jaxon, Emily, Henry, Jacob, Axle, Edyth, Ozze, Helyn & Linnea.

Jean was born in Tisdale, SK and was the eldest of 10 siblings. She attended school in Tisdale then move to Moose Jaw, SK to work, this is where she met the love of her life, Harold. They were married September 25, 1954.  Every Anniversary was celebrated with love. Harold’s work took them to Calgary in 1960, where their two children were born, then to Vancouver in 1965, and to Kelowna in 1966. Both deciding Kelowna was the best place to stay and raise their family.  In 1972 Harold and Jean purchased a shoe store which she managed for four years and started a new love of shoes! She continued to work in sales for several years. Jean had a love and talent for all crafts, ceramics, sewing, rag dolls, bee’s wax candles, and most recently scrubbies and her beautiful scarves. Jean was a very active member in her church family at First Lutheran. Harold and Jean enjoyed many camping trips with family and church families.  Many holidays to Mexico, Hawaii, Palm Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs, Lake Chelan, plus many trips to Saskatchewan to visit family were a part of her life.  Jean was loving and caring, her kindness, accompanied by her smile, will be forever cherished by us all. She was loved as a sister, wife, mom, “grama” and then “great grama Jean”, but always a friend.  There was always a treat in her purse and a welcoming hug for us all. She was a friend and soulmate to many. She will live forever in our hearts.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC with Pastor Keith Reisdorf officiating. Should family and friends desire, memorial donations may be made to First Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, www.firstlutheranhaywardwi.org/giving

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Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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The service for DECKSHEIMER, Jean (née Hipkins) is scheduled for Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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First Lutheran Church

4091 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Donna Mash says:

    Harold and family you are in our thoughts and prayers she will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Don Wilkinson says:

    My deepest condolences Harold and family. May you take comfort in the knowledge that she is forever with the Lord!

  • Catherine Rice says:

    My Deepest condolences Harold and Family. You will and are in my Prayers.
    Respectfully Mrs. Catherine Rice

  • Gabriele Nater says:

    Dear Bob ,Karin and all the family. We like to send our condolences to all of you for the loss of your MOM. Our thoughts are with you Gabriele and George Nater longtime friends of all the Bindewalds

  • Helen Leith says:

    Harold and family. Sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. My condolences to you and family. Helen

  • elaine and ed Shepherd says:

    sending uncle Harold…Bob and family and Cheryl and family our love and hugs….we are thinking about you. Sorry we could not make it..we have a family event this week-end…all our best to you

  • Miles Lauer says:

    To Bob and family.
    I just got back in town and heard the sad news, that your Mom has passed.
    I am so sorry! She was such a wonderful lady – thoughtful and generous. I remember her fondly, she always took time for me, picked me up and drove me home when we were kids. I really appreciate her kindness. Sorry for you loss.

  • Catherine Rice says:

    On this day of celebration you and yours are thought of and prayed for…
    Respectfully Mrs. Catherine Rice

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