To Jean's family.
Sending you our sympathies. I was one of Jean's students from Grade 3 to 5 at Minto School. Her fashion was part of her then as well. I most enjoyed getting to run the gestetner (the high tech machine of its day) in her the small room off her classroom, copying class papers for her and the other 2 teachers. Learning with her was not a chore - except perhaps when we had to stand up and recite poems. Mrs. Young also took our class out to their farm for a picnic. We had a great time. At christmas time, I always think back to the MInto School Christmas Concerts - I so enjoyed them. And realized as an adult, the extra work the teachers put in to make them happen. Sadly, the schools our kids and grandkids attend do not put on the variety concerts that we took part in.
Several of her (old) pupils marvelled at the 101 birthday picture of her on her recent birthday. It was passed around Facebook and we did not realize she was still here. Each wrote what classes she had taught them at Minto School with fondness.
Thank you to her family for sharing her with us all those years ago at Minto School.
Hoping your warm memories will help you through her loss. A life well lived.
Our last in person visit with Great Grandma and Grandma was during Christmas 2019. The Miami Basdeo family was so happy and I know Grandma didn't stop speaking about this visit until the very end. To be more specific, Grandma never stopped speaking about her two great grandchildren William and Amelie. Grandma was such a loving, caring, social and opened minded person! She was in so many ways a mother to me especially when I lived with her and Grandpa for 3 years while attending High School in Brandon. I am not a fan of long tributes as how can a note do justice to someone who lived such an amazing life which lasted 101 years. I did however wanted to share some photos of our last trip together. Grandma, you will be so very much missed and we know that you are enjoying reconnecting with Grandpa and Mom in the heavens above!
Love you always,
Amelie, William, Louise and Narin
I was so sad to hear of Jean’s passing. I have fond memories of Jean. When I moved into Lions Manor, Jean was one of the first to welcome me with her beautiful smile. She took pride in her appearance and whenever I saw her she looked so beautiful and always that wonderful smile and we would have a great chat.
Jean, I will miss you but will always remember you.