Jean passed away peacefully at her home on March 29, 2016 surrounded by her family. She leaves her husband of 60 years, Charles Eugene Desilets, her daughters: Deborah Desilets (Perry Mulak), Barbarah Nicoll (Leonard Nicoll), Ariah Desilets (Brenda Jacobs) and Jackie Desilets (Liz Kunkle) and her grandchildren: Dylan, Dallas, Jesse, Aaron, Samara, Emily, Levi, Matthew, Cayley, Cody, Janne, Carley and Taylor, and her great grandchildren: Katie, Trista, Ellie, Taven, Makena, Tylen, and Rylan.
We feel so deeply grateful for Jean’s powerful sense of self, her love of family, for creating and gifting beautiful things through her sewing and gardening, and for her amazing ability to cheerlead and promote everything done by anyone she loved.
Jean was a loving and devoted wife, a caring and connected mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she was a very good friend to many, involved in her church and community and a passionate supporter of the people in her life.
Jean’s funeral mass will be at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Parish, 813 Ward St., Nelson BC, on Tuesday April 5th at 11:00. A luncheon will held after the mass at the Catholic centre. Everyone who knows Jean and her family are warmly invited.