With great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of our Mom and Nan, Jeanne Cecilia Gagne (nee Vandendriessche) on Aug. 15, 2019.
Jeanne was predeceased by her husband Keith Gagne and two sons Kevin and Kirk.
She will be greatly missed by her son Keith (Diana), her daughters Kim Krasselt (Brian), Kathy Aplas (Dave), Karen Williamson (Dave), 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, sister Tracy (Bal) as well as her nieces, nephews, friends, and special friend Ed Walsh.
Jeanne was born in Weyburn, Sask., July 4, 1925. One of seven children, she was especially close to her identical twin sister Joan. Her family moved to Kamloops in 1940.
Jeanne graduated in Victoria from St Josephʼs Hospital, School of Nursing in 1946, working most of her life at Royal Inland Hospital and community nursing. She met Keith (husband of 62 years) in Kamloops and they married in 1948 and raised six children. She spent five years with her family in England from 1959 to 1964 while her husband pursued his newspaper career.
She was a wonderful mother and nan, a caring nurse, avid gardener, and an expert at knitting, sewing, needlepoint, and many other crafts. Mom, you were the best and the kindness, love, and generosity that you shared with your family and others will never be forgotten or matched.
A Mass of Christian Service will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 14 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Reverend Father Normandeau, Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Jeanne to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.