SMITH, Jean Audrey (Madland)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jean Audrey Smith on July 23rd, 2014. She was born in New Westminster on January 22nd, 1940 to Gladys and Reuben Madland of Surrey. She attended several schools in Surrey and New Westminster graduating from North Surrey High school in 1958. She went on to work in New Westminster where she married Earl in 1961. She is survived by husband Earl, sons Brian, Ronald (Maureen) and David, Sisters Linda (Jan), Luella and brother Ken (Leona), seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, sister in law Diane Issac and brother in law Ed Isaac and many cousins, nieces and nephews. We moved to Abbotsford in 1975 where she attended Fraser Valley College pursuing business courses and fine arts. We moved back to New Westminster in 1984 where she went into the picture framing business. She left the business in 1996 and started back to school graduating from UBC when she was 65 years old. She liked to travel, with one of her highlights being when she and her sister went to Norway and England for a month. She was an avid reader, liked watching the History Channel and doing her needle work at the same time. She also enjoyed gardening. She was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in January 2013 and did everything she could to survive. Special thank-you to Dr. Gary Heffner, Dr. Winston and the Abbotsford Cancer Hospital, and Dr. Quan and all the staff at the Christine Morrison Hospice at Mission Hospital.
Funeral will be held at 219 – 6th street, New Westminster on August 2nd at 11am.
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881