Born in the Nicola Valley (Merritt BC) January 26, 1930 Jean passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 14, 2015 at Summerland BC. Jean will remain safely in the hearts of the family she loved and cherished. Together with her husband Bill (Red) McDade who predeceased her in 2002, they raised and are survived by 4 children: Don McDade (Mary Kelly) of M’Chigeeng ON, Patti Ferguson (David) of Armstrong BC, Pam Wolff (Klaus) of Summerland BC and Teresa Warren (David) of Kamloops BC. Together these 4 and their spouses provided the incredible joy of 10 grandchildren and
9 great grandchildren: Riley McDade (Amanda) – Jacob – Barrie ON, Lauren DeRoy (Chris) – Orillia ON, Kevin Sawka (Raegan) – Cameron and Nathan – Prince Rupert BC, Jesse Sawka – Prince Rupert BC, Shauna Reid (Russ) – Brooklyn and Liam – Penticton BC, Carla Seddon (Josh) – Olivia – Penticton BC, Kyle Wolff (Lindsay) – Ryker and Sage – Kamloops BC, Aaron Wolff – Cranbrook BC, William Young – Kamloops BC, Krista Young (Joe Hillier) – Khloe – Kamloops BC. Jean is also survived by her sister Rowena DeRooy of Port Alberni BC.
Jean and Bill raised their four children in Prince Rupert, retiring to Summerland in 1988. Jean was active in the Rebekah Lodge and worked for Reliable Electric as bookkeeper from the time her youngest started school until retirement. Jean’s focus was on her family and her love and support will always be treasured. Cremation has taken place and the family will celebrate her life around a campfire next summer, reminiscing about hers and Bill’s love that included many such moments.
Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com (250)494-7752.