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Born: May 25, 1928

Date of Passing: Feb 19, 2017

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JEAN WEST May 25, 1928 - February 19, 2017 Jean was born in Liverpool to James and Agnes (Whitfield) Tillston. She attended Blackburne House on scholarship, married Ernest Edward Rodney (Ron) West (1948), and immigrated to Canada (1954). She devoted her life to raising a family of five children, then worked at the University of Manitoba for 19 years. Jean loved reading, movies and music; she supported progressive causes, aid for the poor, equal rights (race, gender, LGBTQ), and immigration. Jean was predeceased by her parents, husband Ron (2001), sisters Betty Burdett (2005), (identical twin) Joyce Williams (2013), and granddaughter Adriana (1994). Left to cherish her memory are Michael (Lydia), Mark (Margaret), Peter (Lesley), Katherine, Stephen (Alys-Lynne); grandchildren Clinton, Matthew, Christopher (Heather), Patrick (Myra), Katherine (Culainn); Simon (McKenzie), Sam; Emily (Kyle), Lucas (Marie-Claude); Gabriel (Carolina); Kieran (Jamie), Alexander (Spencer), Adam (Carolina), Joe (Kelly); and great-grandchildren Kendall, Isabella, Juliana, Sebastian and Sofia. We thank Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service; St. Boniface General Hospital Emergency staff and ICMSU Doctors Kevin Friesen, Rizwan Manji, Allan Schaffer, and Nurse Shannon for skillful medical attention, with compassion for Jean and family. Cremation and private family service took place February 24. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jean's name to a current Syrian refugee fund. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 11, 2017

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • My condolences to everyone who will be missing Jean. I hope your family, memories, and love for her will be of comfort through this difficult time. - Posted by: Brock Holowachuk (Colleague and friend of Steve) on: Mar 13, 2017

  • Dear Mark,offering our deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences on the passing of your mother. A pause to reminisce of the times spent together in our younger days. Your friends Norm & Kathy Baumler - Posted by: Norm&Kathy Baumler (Friend's) on: Mar 13, 2017

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