WOLFE, Phyllis Jeanne (Slump)
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The family is deeply saddened to announce that Jeanne passed away suddenly on March 19, 2014 at her home in Rancho Mirage, CA. Jeanne was predeceased by her husband Evan Wolfe in 2009. She is survived by her children, Frank (Linda), Michael (Brenda), Dixie (Steven) and John (Barbara); her grandchildren, Jennifer (David), Kristin (James), Allison (Neil), James (Caroline), Patrick (Vy), Kelsey (Michael), Kimberley, Samantha, Alexandra and Jonathan and her great- grandchildren, Fraser, Grace, Nathan, Brooke, Evan, Caitlyn and Felix.
Jeanne was born in 1922 in Stettler, Alberta, living with her parents Ernest and Phyllis Slump and her older brothers Sam and Fred.They moved to Edmonton in 1934 where she attended Victoria High School, and most importantly, met the love of her life, Evan. They dated all through school, marrying in 1944. Soon the children started... Frank, Mike and Dixie were born in Edmonton, and John was born in Vancouver, after they'd moved there to open the family business, Wolfe Motors. Jeanne was very active in her community. Entertaining the Couples Club, teaching Sunday School, starting a church library, driving for Cubs/Scouts/Brownies/ Guides, to name a few.
Jeanne had many interests. She enjoyed playing golf anywhere, but was a member at Shaughnessy in Vancouver and at Desert Island in Rancho Mirage. Between games she read voraciously, curled at the Vancouver Curling Club, played Bridge at the Arbutus Club, attended Kiwassa events, gardened and enjoyed her family and friends. She loved to entertain... she'd be in the kitchen cooking while Evan entertained everyone by playing the piano.
In 1966, Evan was elected as an MLA in the WAC Bennett government. Jeanne supported his new endeavour and for 18 years they spent time in Victoria and travelled the province. They enjoyed world travel as well: with YPO, with General Motors, and with friends to many wonderful destinations. Summers were spent at their summer home at Qualicum Beach and eventually the winters in Rancho Mirage. After retiring from golf, she still enjoyed watching the golfers go by while contemplating all the memories of her 92 years...a wonderful final chapter to a wonderful life. Her sharp wit and definite opinions will be greatly missed but most of all her unquestioning support of all her family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, 4300 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army in her memory.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on May 24, 2014