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JEAN NESBITT (published on September 29, 2011)



JEAN NESBITT (nee ATCHISON) With great sadness, the family of Florence Jean Nesbitt announces her passing on Monday, September 26, 2011 at Riverview Health Centre. Jean is survived by her loving husband Clare, her children Kirby (Bonnie) and Patricia (Paul), her grandson Owen, who was the light of her life, her sister Joan Fisher (Calvin), nephews Jeff, Ward and Drew Fisher and niece Debbie Ledwich. Jean was born in Calgary, AB on February 3, 1929. She moved with her family to live in Dauphin, Clear Lake and later Souris, MB. She began her teaching career in Bellview, MB at the tender age of 17. She graduated from Teachers College in Winnipeg at the age of 20 and then taught in Brandon, MB at Earl Oxford School for the next 10 years. Jean met and married Clare in 1955 and recently celebrated 56 years of marriage together. After the birth of her first child, Jean began a second career as a TV chef, hosting a cooking show on CKX-TV in Brandon. Years later, ladies still approached her with compliments on her recipes. She loved to cook, bake and entertain, portion sizes were generous and her famous line when handing you a plate was Eat what you can . Jean loved to travel, spending many years trailering with her family and after retirement, enjoying winters in Florida, Arizona and Texas. She also loved the family cottage, tending her beautiful garden and enjoying the company of family and friends. The family would like to express their enormous gratitude to the staff of CancerCare Manitoba, particularly Dr. D. Houston and clinical nurse Barbara Hues. As well, our thanks to Dr. Sheila Domke, the staff of Victoria General Hospital, Palliative Homecare and Comforts of Home Care for their tireless care and support. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, The Winnipeg Humane Society or a charity of one's choice. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com


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