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MARGARET EUGENIA (JEAN) SMITH (INGRAM)

Born: Oct 12, 1921

Date of Passing: May 10, 2020

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MARGARET EUGENIA (JEAN) SMITH
October 12, 1921 – May 10, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Jean Smith (nee Ingram) on Mother's Day at the age of 98 and a half.
She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Clara Ingram; her beloved husband of 49 years, Ross Smith; her husband of 18 years, Douglas West; and her brother Stanley Ingram (Billie).
She leaves behind her son Ken (Janice) and daughter Nancy Sanborn; grandchildren, Scott (Angie), Kerry (Trevor), Caitlin, Jonathan, Emma (Philipp) and great- grandchildren, Ethan, Maverick, Georgia and Evan; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
"Nanny" will be fondly remembered for her joie de vivre, her sense of humour and her daily gratitude. Every phone call ended with her words of appreciation for a blessed life.
Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Golden West Centennial Lodge who cared for Mom with such kindness and compassion.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Salvation Army Golden West Centennial Lodge or an animal charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
A celebration of Mom's life will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Ken & Nancy and all your families, We are so sorry for your loss...no matter one’s age, it is never easy to lose a cherished family member. Your mom was always as sharp as a tack and one of the most upbeat people we had the pleasure of having in our lives. We as well remember many good times with the rest of the family, chilling on the deck, and sharing many stories from those good old days! Her sense of humour was infectious and this is evidenced by the fact that it has spread through the whole rest of the family. I, personally, experienced my very first Christmas eve “dip” at Aunty Jean’s house and I remember being quite bewildered at this strange tradition! Over the years, it became something we very much looked forward to, along with many other family dinners over the years...it was always nip and tuck as to who between your mom and our dad would be the last to finish the meal. Both of them sure liked to make sure their food was very well chewed! We are going to miss her very much but she is sure an example of a life well lived. Our sincerest condolences to you all. Love & prayers, Bill, Joni, Jordan and Stefanie (Mark) - Posted by: Joni and Bill Ingram (Nephew and Niece in law) on: May 18, 2020

  • WOW, WHAT A GREAT LIFE! SO MANY MEMORIES FROM ASSINIBOINE AVE. TO KEN & NANCY, MY CONDOLENCES, BUT YOUR MOM HAD A VERY GOOD LONG LIFE. SHE WAS SO MUCH A PART OF OUR GROWING UP EXPERIENCES ON ASSINIBOINE. HOPE BOTH OF YOU ARE DOING WELL, AND WOULD LOVE TO REMINISCE WITH YOU GUYS. I WILL FOREVER REMEMBER OUR LIVES. BOB LAW - Posted by: Robert Law (EX NEIGHBOUR) on: May 16, 2020

  • Dear Nancy and Ken and families, I am so sorry for you loss, but I feel that Mom is right now playing the heavenly organ and having a wonderful sing along with all the family members who have gone before, or perhaps just having a good game of cards with Dad and brother Stan and Billie. What fun we had around the kitchen table, or just spending time enjoying the amazing backyard and view of the Assiniboine River. Such wonderful memories..... MY love and deepest sympathy to you all. Sandie - Posted by: Sandie Trottier (Niece) on: May 16, 2020

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