March 31st,1927 – October 14th, 2023
Peacefully with family at Shalom Village in Hamilton, ON
Devoted wife of Frank (2007) for almost 59 years. Much loved Mother of Anna Marie Goldmann (Ken) of Greensville, Pam Holliday (Greig) of Toronto, Greg Adams (Cindy) of Stockton, California. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Jeff (Jennifer), Paula, Kaitlin (Shayne), Grant, Ashley (Alex) and Stephen (Cyndy). Loving Great-Grandmother of Tyler, Leah, Keandra, Nathan, Averi and Abby. Predeceased by parents John Wesley and Anna Grightmire, brother Hugh Grightmire (Hilda), and grandson Wesley Goldmann.
Jean was a lifelong resident of Greensville and lifetime member of Christ Church Flamborough at Bullock’s Corners. She was awarded the Order of Niagara (O.N.) by Bishop Michael Bird in October 2011. Jean graduated Hamilton Normal School in 1947 and then taught at Greensville Public School. She was a member of the West Flamborough Women’s Fellowship for over 70 years.
Jean loved accounting and managed the office for Frank’s electrical contracting business for over 35 years. She believed in continuous education, and was an avid reader and member of the Ladies Bridge Club plus duplicate bridge with Frank. She was a huge fan of garage sales, antiquing, board games, crokinole and spent decades of summers in Meaford swimming, gardening and entertaining relatives. Her love of gardening led to a home full of beautiful flowers and delicious fresh and healthy meals. Winters in Destin, Florida with the snowbird community encouraged square dancing, potlucks, and lots of fun activities.
Friends will be received on Monday, October 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9, and Tuesday, October 24th at 10 am at Christ Church Flamborough, 92 Highway #8 Bullock’s Corners (Dundas, ON, L9H 4V5) where the service will follow at 11 am. Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.
Expressions of sympathy to Christ Church Memorial Fund, 92 Hwy #8, Dundas, ON, L9H 4V5 would be appreciated by the family.
Special thanks to so many of the staff at Shalom Village, Hamilton, who provided such thoughtful, kind and respectful care to Jean for over 6 years, especially Grace, Zaid, Angie, Richard, Vinia, Julivene, Lucy and Dr. Shpresa Aliu-Berisha.
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face,
He put His arms around you
And whispered “Peace be thine”