Schoening Funeral Service

513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC



March 27, 1937September 11, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Obana announces her passing on September 11th 2020, at the age of 83, after a brief illness. Jean was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on March 27th 1937 to Bill and Laura Hodson. She attended Medicine Hat Municipal School of Nursing graduating in 1961. She later worked as a Registered Nurse in Grande Prairie, Vernon and Royal Inland and Overlander Hospital in Kamloops. Jean was an avid reader and travelled widely. She had a love of storytelling and a sharp sense of humour. Practical jokes, surprise airport meetings, and goofy postcards were presented with a gleam in her eye. She loved the adventure and surprise of exploring antique and thrift stores with friends and had a pirate’s heart for treasure. She was a skilled needlewoman and a quilt master and leaves behind a legacy of beautiful handwork. Jean was the loving mother of daughters Sally (Terry) and Jennifer (Brian). She leaves behind grandchildren Andrew and Kate (Sheldon) and great-grandson (Owen). She is predeceased by Jim Obana, her husband of 53 years, and by her siblings Flo (George), Ted (Glenora), Bill (Ardyth), and Laura (Ken). She will be greatly missed by her sister Peggy (Don) and by her nieces and nephews. There will be no Funeral Service at Jean's request Memorial donations in memory of Jean can be made to BC Eye Bank


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Linda Mack

September 17, 2020

I have so many happy memories of Auntie Jean. She surely did love to peruse the local thrift stores, and we had several delightful adventures together in the last year doing just that. We chatted about quilts and she had so many creative ideas - she was so inspiring. She will be greatly missed.

Cathy Tandy

September 17, 2020

I am glad Aunty Jean left so many memories for everyone to cherish. Sending love and light to all who mourn and miss her💜


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