Jean Frances March
It is with great sadness that we announce, peacefully, with family by her side, Jean Frances March passed away at the Simkin Centre in Winnipeg.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Henry March, her son, Len (Cathy),daughter Angie Libbrecht (Greg), grandchildren Jennifer (Nick), Chelsea, Adair, and Nolan, great-grandchildren Christian, Anthony, Wyatt and Chloe. Jean was born on December 5, 1931 in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
She worked with the blind in Sydney until she moved to Winnipeg, to marry the love of her life, in September 1956. Jean took a job at the Medical Arts building to continue with her love of people. In 1962, Jean and Michael bought their house in Windsor Park on Maywood Road. With her love of children, they adopted Len in March of 1964 and Angie in August of 1966. Besides being mother to her 2 children, she loved and cared for all the kids and neighbors on Maywood Rd. Jean went back to work again in 1978 at the Bridal Registry at the Bay downtown. She stayed with the Bay for 10 years. With the birth of her first granddaughter, Jean started sharing her love in a whole new way and could never get enough time to spend with grandchildren and in the last 8 years, her great-grandchildren. Jean was active for over 50 years in the Catholic Women’s League and also was a member of the Red Hat Society. She would help out with as many activities at St. Bernadette Catholic Church as she could attend.
The family wishes to thank the Simkin Centre for all their care of Jean during her time there.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018, 11am at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 820 Cottonwood Rd., Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so desire, donations on behalf of Jean can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Jean Frances March 2018..