Templeton, Jean Morris
September 22, 1939 – October 12, 2014
Auntie Jean as she was known to all that knew her passed away at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission, BC, surrounded by her family that loved her dearly. Born in Cambusbarron, Stirling, Scotland to Jane and George Templeton just at the start of World War II Jean had many memories she would share of what it was like growing up in those times. Jean immigrated to Canada in 1964 as a young girl following in her older sister, Marcet Kerr’s, footsteps. She worked for the Harrison Hotel from 1964 until her retirement in 2004. She was one of the longest standing employees that had remained at the hotel through the many change of owners. Jean started at the front desk where she met many movie stars and well known people. She then moved to the Payroll office and finally finishing her last 10 years at the Harrison Resort Golf Course. In those years Jean enjoyed curling and spending time with the friends that she made in the village. She especially enjoyed her time spent with her long time friends, Barb Piegsa, Sandy Maslin and June Bannerman. In 2009 Jean sold her place in Harrison and moved to Abbotsford to be closer to her family. Here she enjoyed her retirement by spending time with her great nieces and great nephew. Everyone who knew her loved her and many a times you would hear “I wish I had an Auntie Jean!!” She loved her family and would be there to help with anything. Unfortunately, in May she was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer which progressed so fast she was taken from us 5 months later. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Jean was predeceased by her Mum and Dad, her sisters Susan and Marcet, her niece Ailsa and nephew George. Left behind to mourn her loss are her sisters Catriona Warburton (Neil, Alan & Joanna) and Lorna Dow (Jim & Karen), her brother John Templeton (Rena, Sandra, John & Alison), and Uncle David Martin. Left behind in Canada are her nieces Shielagh Kerr, Moira Fraser (Ryan), Taylor & Brooke Kerr, Kyla Fraser and her nephews, George Kerr (Lisa), Bill Kerr, and Rory Fraser. Special thanks to Drs. Muthayan, Winston, & Gill, the nurses and staff at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and the excellent care she received from the staff at the
Christine Morrison Hospice. No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Christine Morrison Hospice.
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