JEAN FLORENCE KANGAS (nee BURTON) May 22, 1933-January 18, 2013 Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and matriarch of the Kangas clan, Jean passed peacefully away on January 18, 2013 at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, Len in 2004. She will be sadly missed by daughters Nancy (Dan Webb) and Tricia (Joe Sonne) and son Steve (Cathy); grandchildren Matthew, Sarah (Sven Johnson), Michelle, David, Taylor, Nolan and Lauren; great-granddaughter Elisha; and sister Sylvia (Stan Sumsion). Jean was at times a homemaker, bookkeeper, interior decorator and tax specialist. She loved to travel and was blessed to see the world! Mom loved a good debate or a lively discussion over bridge, at Supper Club or at family gatherings. Special thanks to Dr. Fred Besik and the wonderful and caring nursing staff in Palliative Care at Credit Valley Hospital. A memorial service celebrating Jean's life will be held at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel & Reception Centre, 3164 9th Line, Oakville, ON 905-257-8822 on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 12 p.m., followed by a reception.
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Published in the Toronto Star from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26, 2013