On August 10th, 2015, Jean Clark Eccles passed away at the age of 98 after a wonderful life, with family around her. Jean was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and spent her teenage and early adult years in West Vancouver where she met and married her beloved husband, Tom Eccles. Jean and Tom moved to Rossland, BC in 1946, where they raised their two children, Beverly and Ross. After the passing of Tom, Jean returned to West Vancouver in 1998, where she resided until her death.
Jean was a loving and devoted wife, parent and grandparent who always put her family’s needs before her own. She was a passionate gardener, an accomplished bowler and renowned walker who covered 3-4 km of the West Vancouver sea wall almost every day until she was well into her 90’s.
Jean is survived by her daughter Beverly O’Neill (Rob) and son Ross Eccles (Anne), six grandchildren (Taryn [Garrett], Tim, Dan, Aaron, Sean and Justin [Kelly]) and 2 great-grandchildren (Trinity and Arianna). A family celebration of life will be held for Jean at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be forwarded to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, whose skilled and caring team made Jean’s final hours as comfortable as possible.