OBITUARY

Jeanne Amundsen

March 31, 1931September 15, 2010

Arrangements under the direction of Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, Surrey, BC.

AMUNDSEN, Jeanne, passed away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital on Wednesday September, 15 with her family by her side.

Jeanne was born in Merritt as part of a large family. When Jeanne was still a young girl the family moved to Surrey. She had a lot of fond memories of her childhood, growing up on a farm, and her tom-boyish ways that she shared with her own children.

She had a great love for her children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and nieces and nephews. They will all miss her warm hugs and beautiful smile.

Jeanne had a warm, generous spirit that drew many people to her for help. She gave her love freely and anything she possessed, she would give away in a moment’s notice if someone needed it. A true Christian, she loved her church and was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for many years. She was talented in numerous crafts and her hands were always busy in creativity. She loved her garden and always looked forward to seeing her tulips bloom. She loved her elephants and her dream of seeing them in the wild came true when she went on a safari to Kenya with her family. Even the local Masai took to calling her “Mama.”

She was pre-deceased by her husband Roy, her parents Evelina and Wilfrid Boulanger, her in-laws Amalie and Konrad as well as her sisters and brothers Eva, Irene, Wilfrid, Leo, Phillipe, Phyllis and Johnny.

Devoted mother, grandmother and sister, she will be missed by her 6 children Lauretta (Dave), Diane, Steven, Norman, Eric, and Julie Anna, grandchildren Scott and Jason, brothers Tommy (Annie), Maurice and sisters Evelina, Helene (George), Marie Annette (Peter) and sister-in-law Judy.

Prayers will take place Thursday September 23, at 7:30 at the Parish St. Michael’s Church 9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby BC. Funeral mass will take place Friday September 24 10:30 at St. Michaels.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Vancouver General Hospital or St. Paul's Hospital Foundations.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, September 24, 2010
  • Prayer Service Thursday, September 23, 2010
  • Burial Friday, September 24, 2010
REMEMBERING

Jeanne Amundsen

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September 25, 2010

Dear Diane, Scott, Jason and All the Family,

Your Mom embraced us as part of the family...we knew we were always included. She was easy to talk to and would always give you an honest opinion. She had this contagious laugh, a mischievous smile, and a great sense of humor. She so loved her children and grandkids, her pets, her home, and keeping her hands busy. She had a big heart and would do anything to help another. We will always remember her as busy in the kitchen baking cakes or in the garden or with knitting needles in her hands or sewing or showing her collection of beautiful tea cups and elephants and especially spending time with her family. She had such inner strength and strong faith. We know she will always be keeping an eye on you.

Love Joyce and Tanya

September 23, 2010

May God comfort your family. A wonderful lady has gone to heaven to be with the angels!

A parent from St. Michael's School

Louise Le Cavalier

September 22, 2010

I will remember Diane's mom as a pillar of strength with the warmest heart...Her sewing room was the envy of any seamstress...I will remember her for the tender relationship she shared with Scott ever since his arrival. She touched the lives of all who knew her.I am thinking of you all at this time.
With Affection,
Louise and my mom Denise

September 22, 2010

We will all miss her great sense of humour and smile. Take care everyone.
Love, Murray & Betty McMIllan

September 21, 2010

You had a wonderful mom, we had a wonderful sister - she will always be missed, love, Tom and Annie

September 20, 2010

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

John and Barbara Connor

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY