Jean spent many summers, first with Robbie and then independently, at her summer home near Lockeport where she loved to walk the beach and enjoyed time in their gazebo- doing the cryptoquote, sipping a gin and tonic, playing Probe with friends, or munching on Tostitos.
It was not what she did, however, but who she was, that affected those who knew her. Jean was special. She was unfailingly charitable, generous and kind to everyone and everything- with the exception of houseplants! She was truly interested in people and she judged no one, always looking for the best in anyone she met. She was especially appreciated for her positive outlook, her ready smile, her uncomplaining acceptance of whatever life threw at her, and her ability to enjoy life and have fun, whether it be through games or social gatherings. Our family could not have had a better role model.
Jean is predeceased by her brothers and by her husband, H. Burton Robertson. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Pierce (Steve) and son Ian; her much loved grandchildren Jan (Noah Moser), Laura (Ron Allen) and Jeff (Andrea Isabelle); her great granddaughter, Alice Moser; as well as nieces and nephews who were very special to her.
A very heartfelt thank you to friends Helen and Len Sweett, who did so much to support her, and to the staff at Passamaquoddy Lodge who cared for her so well during the last four years of her life.
Jean has been cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date. Donations to Jean’s memory may be made to Passamaquoddy Lodge, St Andrews, N.B.
In the words of Ron Hynes, “God speed,” and “God bless” this “sweet soul”…
When God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
He put his arms around you
And whispered come to me
He didn’t like what you went through
And he gave you rest
His garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best
And when we saw you sleeping
So peaceful and free from pain
We wouldn’t wish you back
To suffer that again
Today we say goodbye
And as you take your final rest
That garden must be beautiful
Because you are one of the best.