OBITUARY

Jeanne Ransome

25 September , 192125 June , 2019

Jeanne Ransome was born on 25 September , 1921 and passed away on 25 June , 2019.

Services

  • A Private Family Service was held.

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Denny Young

10 July 2019

Jeanne Ransome changed my life. In 1972, I entered St Clair College at age 17, thrilled to be escaping the constant bullying in high school that had destroyed my self esteem. I enrolled in St. Clair's Communications program and had the great good fortune to have Jeanne Ransome as my writing teacher/coach for that first, formative year. She clearly loved language and inspired me, and no doubt countless others, to appreciate excellence in writing. But it was her extraordinary, insightful coaching ability that forever altered my sense of self. I would obsess over writing assignments, turn them in, and wait for her assessment. Jeanne was encouraging, but always pushed me to improve. She would say, "this is good, but you can be SO much better." In time, I was. And, perhaps, much more importantly, Jeanne helped me discover my purpose. I developed into a confident, courageous young man. Without knowing anything about my background, she intuitively understood what I needed to become a successful communicator and a self-assured adult. I will be forever grateful.

Lise Anhorn

26 June 2019

I’m heartbroken. Mrs. Ransome (as I called her) was not only a client of mine but also a dear friend. We spent every Monday chatting and laughing. Listening to her favourite classical music. Discussing politics and weather. I helped Mrs. Ransome with her weekly house keeping etc but we became fast friends. We went shopping and to appointments. We watched the goldfinches at her bird feeder. We watched her beloved ginkgo tree come to life in the spring. And she always insisted on lunch when we were out and about. Always on the search for good food and atmosphere. How she loved a good meal and to finish it off with coconut cream pie! I can hear her laughter now, I can see her welcoming smile. Thank you Mrs. Ransome for being my friend and teaching me so many life lessons, sitting in the sun at the kitchen table. You will be greatly missed.
Lise and Steve Anhorn, Laura and Emily Jaarsma.