We Remember


Jean went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at the age of 95. She will be lovingly remembered by her family: daughter Carol (Arnie) Koenig; daughter-in-law Gail Fortney; grandchildren Lisa Mundell, Sean (Jeannine) Fortney, and Colin (Fiona) Fortney; great grandchildren Jordan, Chris, Brayden, Dalton, Nicholas, Noah, and Jessica; great great grandchild, Nova; as well as her brother Mike Wickenheiser; and numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family. She was sadly predeceased by her husband, Earl and her son Gary. Jean has lived in Rutland for 75 years.

Prayers will be recited on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 750 Rutland Rd N. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

Prayer Service
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:00 am

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Share with Others:

Share on Facebook
Share Via Email

Heart and Stroke Foundation Link: www.heartandstroke.ca


Service Information

Service Details

The prayer service for FORTNEY, Jean is scheduled for Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm at located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC .

The service for FORTNEY, Jean is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

750 Rutland Rd N Kelowna, BC


Special Requests:


Funeral Pointers:



  • Mary Mann says:

    I was a neighbor of Jean’s back on Barber Road. The Fourtney’s were great neighbors, I have such fond memories of Jean . My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Sincerely, Mary Mann (Minifie)

  • Peter and Marie Lepold says:

    With heartfelt sympathy to Carol (Arnie), Gail Fortney and families.

  • Ron & Doreen Seebacher says:

    Dear Carol, Arnie Gail and families
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jean. She loved her family very much . She always had a smile when we would visit. Sincere sympathy to all the family. She had a good long life. RIP Jean
    Ron & Doreen Seebacher Parksville

  • Margaret Wouters and Jim Duncan says:

    To all the Fortney family … our sincere condolences on Jean’s passing. We know that she will be missed but not forgotten. .

  • Maxine DeHart says:

    Gail and Forney Family,
    Chris and I were so very sorry to hear of the passing of Jean. I still remember the times she and her husband took us into her home for events with grace and lots of fun and of course, good food.
    Fond memories everytime I go past their home.
    Maxine and Chris DeHart

Leave a Condolence Message for the Family

» To share your condolence on this page please fill out the requested fields.
» If you have a photo to share, please do so as families appreciate it. To share a photo (please note, just one photo per condolence please), click the 'Choose File' button and select a photo from your computer.
» Once you are done, click the 'Share' button.
» Your email is never published or shared. Your name and email are both required.

NOTE: all messages will go through an administrative process before being posted.