Obituary of Jean Stella Courtney
Courtney, Jean Stella
May 8, 1931 - November 27, 2023
It is with tremendous gratitude for a life well lived, but also with deep sorrow, that the family of Jean Stella (Baran) Courtney announces her passing on November 27, 2023. Jean was the beloved wife of William (Bill) Courtney Sr. (2009), the adored mother of Mary Lou, Vickie, Bill Jr., and Jennifer, an appreciated mother-in-law to Cathy and Paul, the doting grandmother of Russ, Trish, Derek, Courtney, William, and Katelyn, and a proud G.G. to Harrison and his soon-to-arrive baby sister. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Mary, and her sisters, Irene, and Wanda.
From an early age, Jean was a caregiver. Her family benefitted from Jean's dedication to them and their well-being. Jean, in turn, cherished her role in their lives and her family relationships.
In her thirty-eight years of employment with Bell Canada, Jean held many different postions that suited the various stages of her life. Her last role before retirement was as clerk in D.A. 4.
Jean was a self-taught knitter extraordinaire and created complex designs with yarn. A recent project was a beautiful blanket for her great grandson, Harrison.
Jean and Bill enjoyed a variety of adventures during their fifty-eight years of marriage. They made life-long friends camping with the Away-We-Go Trailer Club and the Forest City Checkers. They formed many more friendships while escaping the snow in Florida. Jean and Bill volunteered for three decades with the L.T.V.C.A. at Longwoods and Jean was an assistant leader with the Girl Guides of Canada.
Jean's family wishes to thank the caregivers who helped Jean complete her life journey, especially Angelica, Chery, Adebola, and Dr. Hamilton.
If you wish to honour Jean, in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The London Food Bank or The Farley Foundation.