Jean Federspiel (nee Cook) passed away peacefully on April 2, 2009 at the age of 87 after several years with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was predeceased by her loving husband Orville, sisters Winnie Patchet, Dora Cook, and brother Bob Cook. She is survived by brother Alvin Cook of Abbotsford, and sisters Gwendolyn McMillan of Pt. Coquitlam and Audrey Carmichael of Winatchee, Washington. She will be missed by her daughter Peggy VanTine from Ashcroft, her daughter Gloria Eyolfson and her husband Dave of Langley, her son Don Federspiel and his spouse Brenda Glen of Vernon, as well as her seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She will be missed by her many relatives and friends.
Jean was born and married in Imperial, Saskatchewan. Jean, Orville and the children moved to Abbotsford B.C. in 1942 and bought a farm on Mt. Lehman Road. They subsequently lived in various locations across western Canada. They spent many years in Kamloops, Blind Bay and Chase, B.C. Jean will be remembered as a vibrant woman who enjoyed numerous world trips and who pursued many hobbies and activities until the last years of her life.
Her family would like to express great appreciation to the staff of Langley Lodge for the extra care she received during the last three yeas of her life there. We would also like to thank the staff at Harrison Landing for the good times Jean had during her two years as a resident. As well, we would like to express appreciation for the excellent care from Dr. D. Richardson, and nurses and staff at the Langley Hospital during Jean’s hospital stays.
A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held Saturday, April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the CedarCrest Clubhouse at 21848 50th Ave., Langley, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, for those desiring, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to a charity of your choice.