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JEAN MALCOM SAUL Peacefully, on July 22, surrounded by the love of her family. Jean leaves to cherish her memory her children Pam (affectionately known as Polly) and Jim (William, Daniel), her sister Allison Molgat, her sister-in-law Joan Malcom, and several nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1973, her parents Mary and Bert Malcom, her brother and sister Bud Malcom and Berta Malcom, and her brother-in-law Gil Molgat. Jean was born and raised in Winnipeg and obtained a Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba. She taught school in Foxwarren and Pine Falls before marrying Jim in 1950. After a number of years in Ontario and Quebec, they returned to Winnipeg and eventually settled in a house on Waverley where Jean Lived until two years ago when she moved to the Portsmouth. Jean's gentle nature, quick wit, gift for one-liners, and keen sense of the absurd drew people to her; her sweet, quiet exterior was a cover for a sharp mind and wicked sense of humor. She was a tiny woman with a big heart and a smile that lit up the room. Perhaps because she had moved so frequently herself and had created so many homes (17, she claimed), Jean made everyone feel at home. The door was always open and the coffee pot was always on at 296, and Pam and Jim's friends gravitated there. Her grandsons William and Daniel were a source of great joy. She and Pam were particularly close and spent time together every day, friends as well as mother and daughter. Pam and Jim would like to thank the Grace Hospital 5th floor nurses and orderlies whose kindness to Jean made her final days comfortable and whose support made a difficult time easier. Please join the family to celebrate Jean's life on Friday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m. at the Thomson Funeral Home, Broadway and Sherbrook. In lieu of flowers, Jean would appreciate a donation to Jocelyn House, 177 Egerton Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3M 2W7.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 23, 2008
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