Graham, Sarah “Jean”

October 26, 1925 – October 11, 2012
at the age of 86 years

Jean passed away in Minto House, Nakusp, BC at the age of 86 years.  Jean was predeceased by her husband William is survived by her loving son Scott (Kathleen) and granddaughter Leslie of Nakusp, BC.
Jean was born on Oct. 26, 19825 and grew up on the family farm in Australian, South of Quesnel.  From the time she could walk she would follow her dad around the farm and it wasn’t long before she was driving the tractor.  Many stories were told of her time on the tractor and of feeding the animals and working in the garden with her mother.  she got her love and caring of animals from her father and she told many stories of her life on the farm.
Jean had one brother Scotty who left a large hole in her life when he was killed in the war.
The family moved to Kamloops in the late 1940’s where she met Bill.  They were married in July of 1949.  In 1953 they celebrated the birth of their son Scott.
Jean and Bill made their home in Kamloops and built a summer cabin in Celista.  They spent many summers at the lake inviting all their friends and family to join them.  Everyone was welcome and Jean loved visiting with everyone and feeding them too.  She was a wonderful cook and was know for her great deserts and she made the best sausage rolls too.  She enjoyed fishing and always bragged about catching the larges fish in the family, a 12 pound rainbow.  She also enjoyed the dances at the hall, golfing in Aglemont and was always ready for a game of crib.
Jean was always happiest digging in her garden and tending her flowers, especially her roses.  She also fell in love with her neighbours horses and talked about them constantly and always had an apple or carrot for them.  She was absolutely thrilled when the colt “Peanut” came along, he was her baby.  After Bill passed away and her health began to fail, Jean moved to Nakusp to be closer to her family.  She made new friends, spent many hours reading, enjoying the view of the lake and feeding her birds.
We will all remember Jean for her easy going personality, her compassion and love of life and love of animals.  She liked nothing better than to sit down and chat even having a wonderful conversation with the birds and animals that surrounded her.  We can all be comforted that she is now back with her Bill.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 2:00 in Pleasant Street Cemetery, 1055 8th Avenue, Kamloops.

1 Comment

  1. So sad to hear of Mrs. Graham’s death. You were wonderful summer neighbours. I remember Jean enjoying a float on a tube and her wonderful smile.
    Thinking of you at this time,
    the Ruckle family

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