July 2, 1929 – February 3, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Jean Elizabeth Fullerton on Feb. 3, 2022. Jean was born in Nelson on July 2, 1929, the second oldest of eight children born to Myrtle and Harry Brown.
Mom grew up in Ymir and moved to Nelson in grade 8 where she finished high school and then worked as a telephone operator. It was in Nelson that she met and married “her Gerald”, as she loved to call him, and their 51 years of marriage started on November 14th, 1949. They eventually bought a house in Sunningdale where they raised their five children.
Jean was a kind and gentle soul who always had a big smile on her face, especially for babies. She loved spending time with family and friends, playing the piano, curling, bowling, cross-country skiing, and being actively involved in the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Jean loved having a beer (or two) with her Willow Beach Family and especially spending time at the lake with her grandchildren. Her favourite time of the year though was Christmas surrounded by her entire family, laughing at her “taupe and beige” nylons that dad bought her every year.Jean will be missed by her three surviving children, Jeri (Ty Langton) Santarossa, Gail (Lory) Hall, Cindy (Dave) Brar and her daughter- in-law Karen Fullerton. Jean is also survived by her 10 grandchildren: Kelly, Kevin, Spencer, Jennifer, Teresa, Sarah, Kirsten, Paige, Jessica and Ryan plus her seven great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved so very much. She is also survived by her brothers Tom Brown and Brian Brown, many nieces and nephews and in-laws both local and from the Maritimes.
Jean was predeceased by her husband Gerald Fullerton in 2001, their son Russell and daughter Debbie, both in 2014. She was also predeceased by her bothers Len, Henry, Cecil and John (Brown), her sister Joyce Harkness and her good friend George Eccles whom in her later years looked after our mom so well. She was a resident of Poplar (PRP) for over five years where she stole the hearts of many staff members. In spite of her steadily worsening dementia, mom loved participating in the music therapies and playing games for chocolates. The staff and other residents at PRP were regular recipients of hugs and blown kisses. The family sincerely want to thank the staff for taking such wonderful care of our mom and ensuring her last days were lived with dignity and compassion.
A family celebration of mom’s life will be held at a future date.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the KBRH Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca
Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
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