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Born: Apr 08, 1921

Date of Passing: Apr 17, 2019

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April 8, 1921 - April 17, 2019

Jean passed away peacefully at Misericordia Hospital on April 17, 2019, at the age of 98.
She was born in Winnipeg, April 8, 1921, to Stanley and Mary Berbeka, the youngest of six children.
She is survived by her nephew Edward Nicholson (Alanna) and family of Winnipeg; nephews, Leroy and Daniel Berk, of California, and niece Claudia Westbrook, of BC. Her close remaining friends are Sim and Ken Bednarz.
Jean married Samuel Westbrook in 1943. They had a wonderful life together of fun, laughter and travel while managing Winnipeg Wheel Works, together until they retired to their S-J Ranch outside of St. Laurent. Sam passed away in 1983. In 1988 Jean married David Mellon, until his passing in 2011.
In 2016 she moved to the Riverside Lions Supportive Housing, where she received excellent care. Her final days at Misericordia Hospital Cornish Two had been serviced by very caring and professional staff.
As per Jean's request, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. A private celebration will take place at a later date.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 20, 2019

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Missing my God Mother Jean. She was my second mom and I was her daughter - (shared with Ken & Sim Bednarz). She was a much loved great aunty to my son Kyle. We had so many happy times together and shared so many funny stories. Bet I know more about you reading this than you think .. ;) Hope you find 'your world' Aunty Jean xx Rest in Peace. xxx - Posted by: Kim Spooner (god daughter) on: Apr 20, 2019

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