Colleen GEAR

GEAR; Colleen Agnes (Jessop)

April 19, 1955 – May 1, 2016

Colleen passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Abbotsford, BC after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer.

Colleen will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends as smart, funny, calm, loving, kind and devoted. Everyone’s friend – a true Angel on Earth. Colleen was born April 19, 1955 in Whitehorse, Yukon to Mervin (Jess) & Kathleen (Kay) Jessop and big brother Rick. The family moved to CFB Chilliwack in 1958. Colleen lived most of her life in Chilliwack graduating from CSS in 1973. She moved to Alberta where she met her loving husband Alex. They returned to the Chilliwack area in 1987. Colleen’s social nature lent well to her jobs at Homers Restaurant, Robins Donuts and Millisyns Hair Salon where her customers and co-workers loved her. For the last 10 years she worked at Stream as Technical Support and worked diligently until diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in August 2015. She faced it with courage and the same positive attitude she had all her life. She fought hard and was determined thru it all, but God called her home. Colleen is survived by her loving husband Alex, her dear daughter Mandi-Lee (Rob) and sons Paul (Darlene), Colin (Kerry-Lynn) and Peter, seven beautiful grandchildren whom she loved very much, Ryan, Katie, Cobie-Lynn, Garrett, Logan, Ashton & Alexis, her brother Rick (Marilyn), her sister Darleen (Dale), extended family in Newfoundland, many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Predeceased by her father Mervin James (Jess), November 1, 1985 and her mother Kathleen (Kay) Mary, March 27, 1995.

Thank you to Dr. Hopkins, Dr. Wiggins, Dr. Phimister, Dr. Shaikh, Dr. Mitchinson and the staff of Chilliwack General Hospital. A very special thank you to the amazing nurses, Dr.’s and staff at Abbotsford Hospital – Palliative Care for the excellent, loving care of our dear Colleen.

Funeral Mass at 11:00am on Thursday, May 12th at St. Mary’s Church, 8909 Mary St., Chilliwack. Internment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sardis, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to Myeloma Canada would be greatly appreciated: www.myelomacanada.ca


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