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Born: Nov 10, 1930

Date of Passing: May 16, 2021

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November 10, 1930 - May 16, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Kuran (nee Barbour) announce her sudden passing on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Extendicare Red River Place at the age of 90.
Jean will be lovingly remembered by her children, Robert, James (Nicole), William (Molly); grandchildren, Tierney, Connor, Sarah, Cole, Wyatt, Aaron, Devon; her great-grandchild Sawyer; sister Ethel; brother John (Florence); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jean was predeceased by her loving husband Robert of 51 years, son Raymond Kuran; her parents, Ada (nee Clark) and John King Barbour; and brother-in-law Bob Gottfreid.
Jean was born and raised in Balmoral where she met Robert Kuran. On September 5, 1952 she graduated from nursing school. Jean and Robert married on November 29, 1952. She followed Robert's career with CP Rail as he moved up in rank through four cities. While raising four boys in 1949, Jean took a refresher course in nursing so she could continue with her passion. She held a head nurse position at a Veteran Hospital in Montreal.
Jean was devoted to her family. For all of those who knew Jean as the loving and caring person she was, little needs to be said of her kindness and devotion to her family and friends. Mom was known as Jean's taxi service free of charge! She never missed any of her children's hockey games or practices. She would go as far as being on the receiving end of William's 60 m.p.h. fast balls in his little league.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Extendicare Red River Place in Selkirk for their care and compassion.
As per Jean's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held.

MacKenzie Funeral Home
204 467 2525

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 22, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Our family would like to extend our condolences on the passing of your mom Jean. We met your parents Jean and Robert at the many family reunions that were held over the years. Also whenever they visited my dad & mom in Elma. Jean was a very nice person, quiet as I remember. May she Rest In Peace. Marlene and Harry - Posted by: Marlene Proceviat (Daughter of William & Mary Kurian) on: May 25, 2021

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