Nina “Jean” Buchanan (nee McAfee)

Jean was born July 5, 1928 in Prince Rupert BC where she grew up, and passed away on January 29, 2016 in Trail, BC.

She is survived by her brother George McAfee, nephew Ian, niece Leslie (Cooper) and great nephew Garrett.

After attending UBC, Jean moved to Rossland and taught at Rossland Secondary School and Webster Elementary School. Jean loved being a teacher for her entire career that spanned over 40 years. Her students and colleagues brought joy, laughter and inspiration to her. Jean loved her life in Rossland and her cabin at Christina Lake. The neighbours and friends in both communities were a significant part of Jean’s life and as she aged their kindness and support meant so much to her. Jean loved sports, young people and animals, especially cats– all of these were predominant in her life.

Special thanks to the hospital staff, Dr. Scully, home care and especially to her neighbours and friends who loved Jean through their care and compassion.

Cremation has taken place. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence

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As an expression of sympathy, donations made in Jean’s memory to the Diabetes Association of

BC or to the Trail and District SPCA would be greatly appreciated.

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