Jeannette Louise Cartwright

September 9, 1942January 7, 2021

Jeannette Louise Cartwright (nee: Burt) went to be with the Lord on January 7, 2021. She passed peacefully, after long battles with Cancer and COPD.

Jeannette was born in Vancouver, BC on September 9, 1942, daughter of Dorothy Savill and John Burt. She was raised in Langley, BC along with her older sister Trudy and younger brother Randy.

Her best childhood memories included spending time at White Rock beach with her Mom, siblings, Aunts and cousins and in later years spending time there with her own children and grandchildren. She recalls fondly, the pet pig that would follow them to school and the many times she would have to walk that pig back home. Jeannie attended Glenwood School and graduated from Langley Sr. Secondary.

Growing up as a teenager and young adult, in the late 50's and early 60's was a typical "American Graffiti" experience with cruising in cars, listening to Elvis Presley and surely getting into some mischief and rite of passage moments for the time (right Aunt Pat and Aunt Donna?)

Jeannie met her husband, Wilfred (aka: Sonny) Cartwright in Langley where they married on March 9, 1962, remaining in the Surrey/Langley region through this entire time.

Jeannie was a hard worker in the years before her illnesses took over and worked just as hard around her home. She worked a myriad of jobs such as Suncrest Kitchens, Store Security, and volunteering with Victims’ Services. She was successful at getting her Class 1 License, a certificate in Journalism and if she didn't have the means to buy something, she would simply build it such as dog houses, tables, shelves, coat racks, walls (literally), not to mention the many costumes she made through the years for her children and grandchildren. She spent many hours gardening, drawing cartoons for the family and loved writing in journals and reading her Bible. She expressed her opinions on many subjects through the community papers and in recent years, on Twitter. She loved all her fur babies through the years, her last being "Lefty" (or Hefty as we liked to call him).

Jeannie is survived by her husband Wilfred; her son, Sonny (Kaliyan); daughter, Casey (Fernando); her cherised grandchildren, Sarah (Pete), Cassandra (Nathan) and Matthew (Hayley); her newest loves of her life, her great grandchildren, Thomas and Lucas; and her brother, Randy.

Jeannie is predeceased by her Father and Mother, John and Dorothy; Father and Mother-in-Law, Frank and Edna; sister-in-law, Judy; Brother-in-laws, Denny and Allan; and recently, her beloved Sister, Trudy.

Jeannie's email address “U go girl” does sum up her sense of humour, strength, fortitude and how she lived her life.

In lieu of flowers, if/when anyone has the means, please consider making a contribution in Jeannie's name to BC Cancer Agency or LAPS, two charities closest to her heart.


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