Jean passed away at Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place, on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at the age of 98.
She is survived by her sister Marion Cavanagh, nephew Stewart Cavanagh, nieces Barbara Cavanagh and Norah Yuill (Brian) and grandnephew Michael Yuill and will be sadly missed by all. Jean is predeceased by her parents John and Margaret McGill (nee Arthur) and by her brother-in-law Murray Cavanagh.
After finishing Almonte High School, Jean worked for the federal government in Ottawa before moving to Toronto in the 1950s where she held jobs as an editorial assistant, copywriter and researcher. The last 12 years of her working life were spent doing research for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Jean enjoyed writing and researching and authored a number of books including one on the early history of Lanark County and one on the life and work of sculptor Robert Tait McKenzie. Jean also wrote and published two children’s books. During her spare time, Jean enjoyed sketching and painting watercolour landscapes.
The family would like to thank Dr. Drake and the staff at Stoneridge Manor for their care of Jean over the past 10 years.
In keeping with Jean’s wishes, there was no visitation or funeral service.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the
C. R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel,
27 Church Street, Almonte, Ontario.
Private Interment at the Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte.
For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Jean, please consider the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com