June Irene “Jenks” Heichert

June was born on October 18th, 1940 in Langley Prairie, BC and passed away Friday February 9th, in Nelson BC.

June was predeceased by her loving husband Ernie, parents Annie and Wallace Jenks, and her son-in-law Barry Woods.

She is survived by her children Arlene, Holly (Robert), Shirley (Steven) and Ernest (Suzanne), her siblings Louise, Gerry (Deb), and Debbie (Dan), grandchildren Adelle, Melanie, Scott, Michelle, Maya, Bryan, Christine and Meleessa, as well as many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

June moved from Langley Prairie in the summer of 1945 to New Denver, BC. She spent her childhood swimming at Bigelow Bay, (often swimming from there to the Molly Hughs house), exploring and most evenings were spent playing hide and seek with all the neighourhood kids.

While taking tickets at the Bosun Hall dance, she met her sweetheart Ernie. They married in December 1957 and went on to raise their 4 children. June was a stay at home mother who enjoyed baking, gardening, knitting and crafting, as well as going on the occasional hunting trip with her husband Ernie, once the children were grown and on their own.

After Ernie passed, June moved to Crescent Valley, and then Nelson, but her heart was always back home in New Denver. Her family and friends will remember delicious buns and pies, fresh fruit and flowers, handknit garments, a cheeky sense of humour, and the warmest hugs and love you could ever imagine. June will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

A celebration of June’s life will be held in New Denver this spring.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Lee Mackay and Dr Trevor Janz and the staff at Mtn Lakes in Nelson for taking such good care of Mom. Also to Thompsons Funeral Home for their services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in June’s name to the Alzheimer Society of BC.

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