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Richards JeanRICHARDS, Jean (Jane) (nee Clydesdale) - It is with a great sense of loss but with profound gratitude for a life well lived, that we announce the death of Jean (Jane) Hannah Richards (nee Clydesdale) at Cama Woodlands Long Term Care Home on February 4th, 2017 at 97 years of age.

She was predeceased by her parents, Dorothy and Alexander Clydesdale; her husband and soul mate, Bill; her daughter, Patricia; brothers Norman (Florrie), Joseph (Dorothy), Wilf (Mary), Ralph, and Hughie (Hilda); and sisters Gladys (Tat), Edna (Bill), and Betty (Bob).

She is survived by her grandson, Paul White, her granddaughter, April White; great grandchildren, Kyle, Colin and Alana, sister-in-law, Marian, nieces Irene McCuaig and Dianne Dillabough and many nieces and nephews in England.

Jean was born in Blackhall Mill near Chopwell, England. She married Bill in 1939. Bill joined the air force during the war and Jean worked in a factory where they made ammunitions. After the war, they moved to North Wales to work and live on Bill's family farm. Jean took over the post office that was attached to their home. Their daughter, Patricia, was born in 1943.

They immigrated to Canada in 1948 and enjoyed life in Dryden, Ontario and then relocated to Port Credit, Ontario a few years later. Jean worked for Norwich Union for twenty five years before retiring. Jean was an active person and could be seen daily on her walks along Lakeshore Blvd. Even as her mobility decreased, she would be out walking with the aid of her walker. She and Bill loved to golf and they also loved to travel. They enjoyed family camping trips in all parts of Ontario and the States, golf holidays in Florida, trips to England and fishing trips on Black Sturgeon Lake with her sister and family.

In her later years, Jean treasured her phone calls from her granddaughter, April, who lives in Edmonton, and the many cups of tea at Cama Woodlands with her niece, Dianne, as they enjoyed laughs and memories of Jean's life growing up in England. Jean will be lovingly remembered for her ability to always find the bright side of life, her wonderful sense of humour, her delicious strawberry rhubarb pies, her special lattes, her enjoyment of an occasional rye and ginger, her fine renditions of "True Love" and "Que Sera, Sera", and her strong support of family and friends.

Her nieces, Irene and Dianne, often benefited from her open doors. When Irene worked in Toronto and Dianne was at school in Hamilton, they knew they would be warmly welcomed at Jean's and Bill's for a weekend. This warm welcome was extended to others too, when they were far from home.

A sincere thank you is extended to the staff at Cama Woodlands for the excellent care Jean received over the three years she was a resident there.

As per Jean's wishes, there will not be a formal funeral service. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Cama Woodlands Long Term Care Home would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted with Stonehouse-Whitcomb funeral home, Grimsby. 

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Richards JeanRICHARDS, Jean (Jane) (nee Clydesdale) - It is with a great sense of loss but with profound gratitude for a life well lived, that we announce the death of Jean (Jane) Hannah Richards (nee Clydesdale) at Cama Woodlands Long Term Care Home on February 4th, 2017 at 97 years of age.

She was predeceased by her parents, Dorothy and Alexander Clydesdale; her husband and soul mate, Bill; her daughter, Patricia; brothers Norman (Florrie), Joseph (Dorothy), Wilf (Mary), Ralph, and Hughie (Hilda); and sisters Gladys (Tat), Edna (Bill), and Betty (Bob).

She is survived by her grandson, Paul White, her granddaughter, April White; great grandchildren, Kyle, Colin and Alana, sister-in-law, Marian, nieces Irene McCuaig and Dianne Dillabough and many nieces and nephews in England.

Jean was born in Blackhall Mill near Chopwell, England. She married Bill in 1939. Bill joined the air force during the war and Jean worked in a factory where they made ammunitions. After the war, they moved to North Wales to work and live on Bill's family farm. Jean took over the post office that was attached to their home. Their daughter, Patricia, was born in 1943.

They immigrated to Canada in 1948 and enjoyed life in Dryden, Ontario and then relocated to Port Credit, Ontario a few years later. Jean worked for Norwich Union for twenty five years before retiring. Jean was an active person and could be seen daily on her walks along Lakeshore Blvd. Even as her mobility decreased, she would be out walking with the aid of her walker. She and Bill loved to golf and they also loved to travel. They enjoyed family camping trips in all parts of Ontario and the States, golf holidays in Florida, trips to England and fishing trips on Black Sturgeon Lake with her sister and family.

In her later years, Jean treasured her phone calls from her granddaughter, April, who lives in Edmonton, and the many cups of tea at Cama Woodlands with her niece, Dianne, as they enjoyed laughs and memories of Jean's life growing up in England. Jean will be lovingly remembered for her ability to always find the bright side of life, her wonderful sense of humour, her delicious strawberry rhubarb pies, her special lattes, her enjoyment of an occasional rye and ginger, her fine renditions of "True Love" and "Que Sera, Sera", and her strong support of family and friends.

Her nieces, Irene and Dianne, often benefited from her open doors. When Irene worked in Toronto and Dianne was at school in Hamilton, they knew they would be warmly welcomed at Jean's and Bill's for a weekend. This warm welcome was extended to others too, when they were far from home.

A sincere thank you is extended to the staff at Cama Woodlands for the excellent care Jean received over the three years she was a resident there.

As per Jean's wishes, there will not be a formal funeral service. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Cama Woodlands Long Term Care Home would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted with Stonehouse-Whitcomb funeral home, Grimsby. 

NiagaraObituaries.com

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