Jean was born in 1920 in the old Trail Hospital to parents Maude and John Stainton. Her brother, John, was 6 years younger than Jean and they were very close until John passed away in 2010. Surviving Jean are her two nieces, Joan (John) and Nancy (Bob), along with several cousins and their families.
When Jean was still small, her family moved to Castlegar where she went to school. The family moved back to Trail when Jean was a teenager, where she finished her schooling and attended business college.
Jean worked at the CM&S (now Teck) during the war, and in the City Hall offices for many years after the war. She retired in 1981 after many years of service as a valued employee of the City of Trail.
Jean was an active and loyal member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Trail for most of her life. She was also a dedicated volunteer for the Trail Historical Society and the Trail Library Board for many years.
In her younger years, Jean played softball. Later, she enjoyed the camaraderie of her teammates and many happy years with the Trail Curling Club. Several of those women have been life-long friends.
Jean was especially fond of her travel trailer in Balfour where she spent many happy summers. There she enjoyed sing-songs around the fire with friends, and many dinners out in the homes of her cousins, Lionel and Fred, and their families.
Jean lived happily for several years at Talarico Place in Castlegar. She and her family appreciate the compassionate and loving care that she received there from Dr. Merritt, and all those employed by Talarico. Thanks also to the good folks of Trail Regional Hospital, and Chateau Manor in Trail.
A donation in Jean’s name would be much appreciated by Talarico Place or the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.
Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.