It is with saddened hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Jean on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, NS, at the age of 92. Formerly of Blacks Harbour, Pennfield and Quispamsis, NB and Bedford, NS. She was currently residing in Windsor, NS. Born in Chamcook, Charlotte Co., NB, on September 3, 1927, Jean was a daughter of the late Angus and Nellie (McNicole) MacGillivary.
In 1947, Jean married William Stevens and raised three children in Blacks Harbour, NB. Throughout her lifetime Jean worked at Connors Brothers in Blacks Harbour and retired from running the Food Services Department at the Fundy Hospital in Blacks Harbour. Jean enjoyed many years of retirement with her family, jam making, baking, reading, crossword puzzles, travelling and cheating at the occasional Scrabble game. She loved her time each summer in PEI with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her L.M. Montgomery stories.
Jean is survived by her twin daughters, Judith Lorraine Craig, Bedford, NS and Jennifer Elaine Stevens-Ross, Halifax, NS; son, William David Stevens, Smithers, BC; brother, Everett (Jackie) MacGillivary, Scarborough, ON; granddaughters, Charmaine (Tyler) McAdoo, Windsor; Natalie (Andrew) Ing, Ottawa, ON and Jessica Ross, Halifax; great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and Liam McAdoo and Sofia VanDusen; as well as many extended family members.
Besides her parents, Jean was predeceased by her husband, William Leroy Stevens.
Special thank you to Jean’s caregivers at MacLeod House in Windsor. The doctors and nurses on Unit 200 at Hants Community Hospital, Judy Miller who gave such good care and compassion towards Jean in her last days and EHS Paramedics out of Windsor.
Visitation for Jean was held from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, December 7 in St. George Funeral Home, 26 Portage St., St. George, NB (506-755-3533). Funeral service was held Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. in St. George Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. H.C. Wilson officiated. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to a local food bank or toy drive for those in need at Christmas, Jean would want those less fortunate to be thought of and taken care of. Arrangements were entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., PO Box 981, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317). Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca