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Jean Bourke

BOURKE, Jean
April 14, 1935 - October 30, 2012
Jean passed away peacefully after a difficult struggle with cancer. She was predeceased by Tommy, her first husband. She leaves behind her husband Merton, two sisters Audry and Pat (Jim), two sons Michael and Tony (Kim), three stepdaughters Bronwen (Vic), Brenda (Marylou), Barbara (Bill), two stepsons Matthew and Daniel (Jackie), fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Jean was born in Penticton and lived there until enrolling at UBC. After graduating Jean taught school in Summerland and in Burnaby. After taking time to raise her boys she worked in retail managing a laungerie shop until retiring again. Jean loved to ski, golf, dance, work in her garden, swim and play bridge. Friendship and family were dear to her and she expressed thanks to all who chose to share their lives with her. A special lady - sorely missed.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 10, 2012
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