Jane Elizabeth Thomas

July 25, 1928July 17, 2019

THOMAS-JANE “Jean” ELIZABETH (NEE DURRANT) born July 25, 1928 In Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan passed away July 17, 2019 in Vancouver, BC. Predeceased by her husband, Andries Thomas in 2015 and daughter Amy Thomas in 1955.

She will be missed dearly by her Children: Donna Thomas and Ann-Marie Thomas (Howard), Grandchildren: Benjamin, Amy, Andrew, Morgan, Christopher, and Joey. Brother Fred Durrant and numerous family and friends around the world.

Jean trained to be a registered nurse in Moose Jaw and worked as a nurse and airline stewardess in Vancouver during her early career years. Besides her love and devotion to her family, her soul’s love was music. A singer and pianist/organist, Jean belonged to many choirs over the years and played the piano/organ for the many organizations that she belonged to. Music helped her cope through the many challenges of her life as well as help celebrate the many blessings that she was fortunate to experience.

Services will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:30 am followed by a reception (Hall across the street) at Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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Paulina Lecke

September 18, 2019

Dear Donna:
Please accept my heartfelt condolances!
May fond memories of your Mother bring you comfort and peace.
My thoughts are with you and your family today.
Paulina (Noushine's Mom).

Marina Ribatto

September 11, 2019

Dear Donna and Anne Marie,
Sending you my deepest sympathy. Donna you were my best friend growing up and I feel so fortunate to have known your wonderful parents. Jean was such a kind soul. I will be in England soon , but know that you are in my heart and that I am thinking of you. Kindest regards and sending all my love, Marina

Loryl Russell

September 5, 2019

Your dear mother had such grace and sweetness that when I met her I felt immediately welcomed as her friend. She was a lovely person and I know it is hard to suffer her loss. Barry and I send our love and sympathy. We are grateful to have met her.

Noushine Afshar

September 5, 2019

Even though Jean has left us, in hearts she will be remembered because we know that someone who has been loved is never lost. They live on in memories, and are remembered forever. Rest in peace, dear Jean. You have been well loved and cherished. We send our deep sympathy and condolences to the family. With love, Noushine, Lee and Sherisa

Pat Haywood

August 9, 2019

I knew Jean for many years through the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a wonderful organist and pianist and we shared music when we could. I also have played the organ and piano at meetings and we would get some good ideas. We both were often involved in the Grand Chapter choir and always had lots of fun.

Linda McGibbon

July 21, 2019

Dear Donna and Anne Marie, My thoughts are with you and your family. Your Mother was a wonderful neighbour. She was always so cheerful and had such a positive attitude. Sometimes when I was in the hall I could hear her playing the piano. She loved her grandchildren, and the trips you took together and family dinners. Her care of your Father was exceptional and they are now together,
forever. I was so fortunate to have known your Mom and I will miss her. I send you my sincerest sympathy.
Lovingly, Linda