Jean Priscilla Branch

2 July , 192219 January , 2019

Branch, Jean Priscilla (nee Reeves) July 2, 1922 – Jan 19, 2019

Died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her dear son Danny, sister Shirley and brother-in-law Harry. Survived by her husband Douglas, with whom she shared 70 memorable years, Daughter Deborah Norbury (Richard), son Jeffery (Nuria) and daughter Charmaine Reid (Jim), brother-in-law and sister-in-law Les and Sharon Branch as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Jean was born in Windsor to Allan and Emily Reeves, but Sauble Beach was her special place and where the extended family continue to gather every summer from as far away as the U.K.

Jean was in the Red Cross Corps during WWII, then worked at City Hall until she married in 1949 when she started to raise her family. They attended St. Barnabas Church for many years followed by Emmanuel United. During the summer months, Jean and Doug were very active in the South Sauble Community Church.

Jean was a keen volunteer at the Metropolitan Hospital Auxiliary and the May Court Thrift Shop with her dear friend Wynn.

We’ll miss you mom but are comforted to know that Danny, Shirley and Harry are waiting for you. Special thank you to mom’s helper Francine and to the Staff at Bayshore Home Health.

Visiting Wednesday January 23, 2019 from 5-7p.m. at the Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre (1969 Wyandotte St. E, Windsor). Memorial Service Thursday January 24, 2019 at 2p.m. at Emmanuel United Church (1728 Lincoln Rd, Windsor).

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Jean may be made to World Vision (1 World Dr., Mississauga ON, L5T 2Y4) or to Emmanuel United Church.


  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, 23 January , 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, 24 January , 2019

Jean Priscilla Branch

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Sharron Worthington

24 January 2019

Doug and family,
Rich & I along with your lifelong friend Mary Worthington would like to offer our condolences to you on the passing of your dear wife Jean. She will always be rememered for her kind and gentle spirit. We always looked forward to the spring when we would be at Sauble Beach once again for another summer continuing our friendships with each other. We will always cherish those memories in our hearts.
With love,
The Worthington Family

Cathie Roach

23 January 2019

Doug and family,
It was an honour to know Jean and be of help to you Doug and your family.
For the short time I knew Jean, I looked forward to my visits and walks with Jean.
I certainly will miss her gentleness and her smile .

Kerry Hibbert

21 January 2019

I have had the honour of celebrating Jean’s last 2 birthdays and their last 2 anniversaries helping Charmaine take them to Sauble Beach.
These memories will stay for my lifetime and I’m thankful for knowing her and being apart of their tradition.
My sincere condolences to Mr. Branch, Charmaine and her siblings and their families.

John Semple

21 January 2019

So sorry for your loss Jeff and family.