Jean Demmon

Jean Demmon

It is with great sorrow that the family of Jean R. Demmon (nee Currie) announces her passing on September 05, 2010, at the age of 87, in Penticton, BC. Jean was the last remaining member of the Wallace and Lily Ann Currie family. They established a homestead in Salmon Arm on North Broadview Road at the turn of last century.

Born in 1923 Jean was the eighth of nine children raised on the Currie farm. In 1942, she married Johnny Demmon. The young couple founded Johnny’s Taxi in Salmon Arm and ran it for several years before moving to Kamloops. They started their family there but returned to Salmon Arm in 1960, built a home on the old Currie property and started Shuswap Truss. Jean also worked at Derkaz shoes and the co-op.

Jean was well known for her talents as a pianist, gardener and chef. Her lesser known skills included the ability to drive a logging truck and yodel. She is lovingly remembered by her three children; Sandy, Flec and Randy; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. She was an artistic, fun loving, hard working, kind and thoughtful person and will be dearly missed.

There will be a memorial gathering held in Salmon Arm at a date to be announced.

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