Jean Elizabeth Marsh
Canadian National Jean Elizabeth Marsh – age
92, of Wolfville, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in the Valley
Regional Hospital, Kentville. Jean was born on August 8, 1926 in
Woodstock ON. She was the daughter of the late Robert and A. Viola
(Cronk) Marsh. Miss Marsh attended primary and secondary schools in
Woodstock ON, and graduated B.A. from Western Ontario, B.Ed. from
Toronto and M.A. from Columbia. After teaching high school in
Merritton, ON she was appointed to the faculty of Acadia University as
an Assistant Professor. She retired as a Professor from Acadia after
36 years and having served as the Head of the School of Secretarial
Science. In 1953 Jean adopted the University and the Town as her
family, she served on Wolfville Town Council for 26 years, many of
which were as Deputy Mayor. She also served on the Kings County
Amalgamated School Board, Family and Children’s Services,
and Kings County Economic Development. Ever an avid reader, she also
did needlework, weaving, silverwork, pottery and philately. She
attended and supported both St. John’s and St.
George’s Anglican Churches, teaching Sunday school and
serving on various committees and organizations within the Church.
Jean is survived by cousins, Marilyn (David) Scott and their son,
Graham; Barbara Wickens; also by the adoptive family of George F.
Forsyth (deceased), his wife Gi and their children and grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her younger brother, Frederick K. Marsh.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by request.
The funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22,
2019 in the St. John’s Anglican Church, Parish of Horton,
Wolfville, the Reverend Shirley Cole officiating. Interment will take
place at a later date in the family plot in St. Paul’s
Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations in
Jean’s memory may be made to literary organizations such as
CODE (rewriting the story for global literacy), Frontier College (a
Literacy Foundation). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the
White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services,
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Jean Elizabeth Marsh 19262019..
Décès pour la Ville: Kentville, Province: Nova Scotia