Jeanie Isabell Bodman (Greig)
Sept. 11, 1927 – Sept. 2, 2010
Jean passed away peacefully in Nanaimo on September 2, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Jeanie was born in Vermillion, Alberta on September 11, 1927 to parents, Norman and Jeanie Greig. Sadly, her mother died shortly after giving birth. Through her infancy and early years, Jeanie was lovingly cared for by the Bootsman family. After Norman, married her step-mom Agnes, she was brought home to join her family which included two sisters and one brother. Two more sisters were born later, and eventually the family moved to Victoria.
Known for her determination and hard work, she was employed for many years at the Empress Hotel and later at Eatons until she retired. Jean was keenly interested in home decorating, enjoyed visiting the many beaches and gardens on the Island and spending time with her large, extended family.
Lovingly remembered by her children: Denise Welburn (Bill), David Speller (Sheila) and Diane Rae (David) and their families including, 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and her sisters: Madge Clark, June Bean and Norma Steven. Predeceased by brother, Don Greig and sister, Muriel Inglis.
Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and caregivers in the Nanaimo Palliative Unit who cared for Jean while she was there, and for the kindness and support of family and friends who helped us along the journey.
“Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come: Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far and grace
will lead me home.”
Until we meet again Mom
A time to reflect on and celebrate Jean’s life, will be held in Nanaimo on October 2, 2010 at 2pm, Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Ave. In lieu of flowers and in Jean’s wishes and appreciation, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of choice.
Sands ~ Nanaimo