(March 31, 1953 – Jan. 8, 2008)
Suddenly, Jeanette was no longer among us.
She chose many special people to surround and weave into her life. Quick to offer a cup of tea, often it seemed she’d bring a calming presence wherever she went.
She told us of her love for the East Side of Kootenay Lake and the Nelson area where she made her home.
She inspired us with her determination and persistence, and how she tackled the physical challenges that she faced since her early teens and which lingering with her much of her life.
Not afraid of challenges, she lived contently at her somewhat remote home at Prelude Lake, NWT, for about 10 years. After that she spent some time in the Yukon, then the Kootenays, and after studying in Chilliwack, she returned and made her home back in the Kootenays. Her time in Nelson and especially with us was way, way too short.
We are told life ended quickly for Jeanette; as she was getting ready for her day. She died of an aneurysm in her brain.
Our memories of wild–flowers, of the good food she often spoiled us with, and of the time she spent with us, will hopefully soothe over the huge gap we now have in our lives. Jeanette would want us to savour the good memories of her life, keeping them realistic.
Her favorite charity was ‘Free the Children’. If you wish please send a donation in her honor to this charity at
Loved and sadly missed by her chosen family and friends.