STEPHENS, Jean - Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, after a brief illness on Monday, May 26, 2014 in her 79th year. Loving wife of the late Ken Stephens. Beloved mother of Dave and his wife Jerri Southcott and Nancy and her husband Mark Cherutti. Proud Gram of Jamie, Michaela, Maddie, Ben and Luke. Survived by her sisters Marion Ostrom, Marg Wood and Elaine McMurray (Bill). Jean was born on August 11, 1935 and lived in Newmarket her entire life. She was an elementary teacher for many years and sang in the junior and senior choirs at Trinity United Church for more than 70 years. In her later years, she travelled extensively with Ken and her many friends. She was also active in Beta Sigma Phi, Probus, numerous bridge clubs and frequently attended concerts and other cultural events. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Thursday, May 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Jean's life will be held at Trinity United Church, 461 Park Ave., Newmarket on Friday, May 30 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Special thanks to the caring staff at Southlake ICU. If desired, donations in memory of Jean can be made to Trinity United Church or the Southlake Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on May 28, 2014