July 19, 1928 ~ October 11, 2014
Jean Goguillot (nee Reeder) was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. One of eleven children, she grew up in Melfort. She trained to be a nurse and worked in Saskatoon and Calgary. In Calgary she met John Day, and they were married in 1958. They moved to Vancouver. They had two sons: Rod (1960) and Brian (1962). The family lived for many years in Mission, where Jean nursed and was an active member of All Saints Anglican Church. She separated from John in 1980 and they later divorced. She lived in Abbotsford before marrying Charles Goguillot and moving to Yarrow, where she lived until her death on 2014.
Jean was active and energetic throughout her life. She gardened and took particular pride in her home-grown tomatoes. She enjoyed golfing and walking on the trail by the Vedder River. She travelled to England, Mexico, France, and Spain. In her fifties, she returned to oil painting and pursued this for the remainder of her life, taking art classes and sharing her paintings with others. She was a dedicated reader and was particularly interested in history and historical fiction. She valued her extended family and presided at many family gatherings. Jean is survived by her sons, Rod and Brian; her sisters, Velma and Vivian; many nieces and nephews; and a group of close and devoted friends. A service in celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, October 25, at 2:00 at the White Album Chapel at 42415 Adams Rd in Chilliwack. If you plan to attend, please confirm your attendance to JeansFarewell@gmail.com.
Donations in her name would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to either the Salvation Army or the Cascade Hospice.