Marguerite Jean Stanton was born June 25, 1922 in Kinistino, Sask. and passed away May 3, 2013 at The Pines in Burns Lake, B.C.
Jean’s childhood and school years were spent in Kinistino and later Shellbrook, Sask.
During the hard years of drought and depression on the prairie the family moved to Francois Lake, B.C. where they had a farm on the Brown Road and eventually took up a homestead on Walker Road.
Jean helped on the farm for several years, then moved to town where she had assorted jobs including cooking at the hospital, restaurant work and sales clerk in the local hardware store.
On December 8, 1948 Jean married Cornie Stanton. They lived and worked in various places in the Burns Lake area until 1959 when they moved to Southbank with their three children. That was the last move for Jean for over 40 years, until she moved back to Burns Lake and eventually into The Pines in 2009.
During the years at Southbank she worked hard at raising her family, canning and freezing the produce of a large vegetable garden and especially enjoyed summer evenings spent poking about her precious flower gardens.
Jean was a devoted supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society, spending many days canvassing the Southside. She also held several positions on the Recreation Commission and worked to help build and then maintain the Southbank Hall.
Jean will be lovingly remembered and missed by her three children, Doris, Tom and Gord, step-daughters Bea and Peggy, many grand children, great-grand children, nieces and nephews, her sisters-in-law Frances and Bernadette and long time friends.
Pre-deceasing Jean were her husband Cornie, her parents, Peter and Elsie Peebles, her brothers Don, Bob and Arnie and sister Pat (Charlie) Nourse, step-son Joe and grandson Dustin.
A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held on July 6th, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Francois Lake Hall.