Thelma “Jean” Madsen (nee Hutcheson)

Thelma "Jean" Madsen (nee Hutcheson)

Madsen (nee Hutcheson), Thelma “Jean” March 13, 1936 – May 3, 2014

With heartfelt regrets and a measure of relief, we are announcing the passing of a wife, a mother, a sister and a friend to all her family and those that knew her.

Jean passed away after a sustained and valiant battle with cancer on May 3, 2014. She left us peacefully and full of acceptance and love. Rest in peace dear Jean.

Jean was born in Fernie, BC, got her schooling in Kimberley and Procter. She married Soren on December 1, 1955 and they lived and worked in Nelson, BC, Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB, Montreal, PQ, High River, AB, Lethbridge, AB and semi-retired in 1984 to Procter. Soren worked for a major electrical company and was transferred frequently to where his expertise was required over the years. Jean, being a very proficient accounting clerk always found new positions after each move.

Jean was an avid reader and a serious history buff. When the Kootenay Outlet Reflections history book was compiled she volunteered for the job as editor of the book.

They moved from Procter to Trail in 2007 due to health issues of Soren’s. Jean and Soren had one son, Bryan and a grandson, Christopher.

At Jean’s request there will not be a service and cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jean’s name may be made to the Trail SPCA at 2700 Highway 3B, Trail BC, V1R 4X2 or online at as she always loved animals.

We also like to express our sincere gratitude for their care and support to Dr. Stanley and NPR Lori Verigan and staff at Waneta Primary Care Clinic, Dr. Scotland, his staff at the Oncology Dept. and all the nurses and technicians at KBRH, all the homecare nurses and the ambulance paramedics.

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