Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel

96 West Street, Brantford, ON


Jean Jenkins

August 8, 1928June 7, 2019

Treasured wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Jean Bernice Jenkins passed away peacefully in Brantford on June 7, 2019 in her 91st year.

She is missed by children Patrick (Pamela) of Toronto, Mary (Steve) Runciman of Orangeville, Anne (Daniel) of Nanaimo, Brian (Barbara) of Brantford and Wayne (Chris) of Okotoks. Jean will be forever remembered by her grandchildren William (Erin), Annie (Quincy), Katie and Ruby (Marc); great-grandchildren Ava Mae and Wyatt; many nieces, nephews and their families. She is survived by her sister Patricia (John) MacKenzie of Antigonish and brother Francis (Brenda) White of Whiteside; cousins Gerald White (Susan) Grosse Pointe Park, MI and Paula Kyte (George) of Barra Head; and brother-in-law John (Marie) Campbell, of Sydney; sister-in-law Irene and brother-in-law Frank, both of Brantford. Jean was predeceased by husband Ivan Jenkins, sisters Marie Lynch Peacocke, Anita Hurd, Clare McArthur, Thelma Campbell, and parents Duncan Angus White and Mary Margaret (Cameron) White of Whiteside. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, Jean enjoyed a long life filled with curiosity and learning. As a teacher, she is fondly remembered by many children she taught, helping them thrive in their early elementary years. Jean also served as a volunteer for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Brantford.

The family will receive friends at the “THORPE BROTHERS’ FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL”, 96 West St., on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 9 Waverly St., on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10am; cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Whiteside Church Preservation Society (St. Patrick’s Church), Canadian Cancer Society or Diabetes Association, would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 15, 2019


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Janine Myers

June 18, 2019

Dear Mary and family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

With sincerest condolences,

Janine, Cullen and family

Lynda Shillum

June 13, 2019

Dear Mary, Steve and family,
We send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time. May you hold each other strong and treasure the memories of your mom, Jean. She was a strong, wise, gentle lady with a beautiful smile. She will be missed. love Lynda and John

Brenda Warder

June 11, 2019

Mary, Steve and family,
Owen and I send sympathy and love to you and your family at this time of loss.
You will have many wonderful memories of your Mom to cherish.
Wishing you peace and comfort.
Brenda and Owen Warder

Leo Suglio

June 11, 2019

Deepest condolences to the family . Mrs Jenkins was my kindergarten teacher at St Mary's School . I don't remember a lot from back then , but I did not speak a word of English when I started school and I do remember answering her in Italian :-) RIP

Doris Giroux

June 11, 2019

Mrs Jenkins was a wonderful, caring person. Always had a smile on her face. She taught my twin sister and I as well as my siblings, in kindergarten class at St Mary's. She also was a resident at the same retirement home as our mother. She will be missed. RIP Mrs Jenkins, you were a great teacher and friend.

Doris Giroux (Viau)

Cathy Krist (Whayman)

June 11, 2019

Dear Mary & family. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your Mom…my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Cathy Krist (Whayman), Kelowna BC

Lynda Willard(Nagle)

June 11, 2019

Deepest condolences to a wonderful woman. She taught my childrens at St Marys School amazing person

Ann Marie Kinslow(Nagle)

June 11, 2019

Sending my deepest condolences to family.
Your mon was my kindergarten teacher. I l oved her she was so kind caring. I will never forget her.
She was wounderful. She helped me alot.
May She R.I.P.
I will miss you
Ann Marie Kinslow Nagle)