August 9, 1931 – October 3, 2019
We, the family of Jean Flemming (nee MacPHEE) of Sydney, Nova Scotia, regret to announce her passing, while in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Jean had first been diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and had successfully taken it to task! However, when it returned earlier this year and only after a 5 month battle did she finally succumb in the early hours of October 3, 2019. Jean was the daughter of the late John D. and Agnes MacPHEE and was born in New Waterford, N.S. on August 9th, 1931. She leaves behind her husband of 63 years, Michael Flemming, whose career within the Canadian Military took the couple and their family to Germany, Calgary Alta, Halifax NS, Kapuskasing, Ont, Oromocto & Chatham NB, before settling down here in Sydney, Nova Scotia where they’ve lived since 1978.
Jean will be remembered by her children, Stephan (Ruth) of Ontario, Norman (Anne) of British Columbia and Leah (Derek) of Ontario. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Lauren, Sawyer and Hadyn Flemming, as well as her surviving siblings, sisters Theresa Lee (Joseph), Viola Troke, Frances Smith and Margaret Hornung, and her brother Steven (Dolly). Jean was predeceased by her beloved sister Flora MacPHEE and her brother John Patrick MacPHEE. She has many nieces and nephews spread throughout the Maritimes and beyond who will miss their “Aunty Jean”.
Neither flowers nor donations please at the family’s request, however, those who wish to make a contribution in her honor may do so to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, where Jean was provided extraordinary care and comfort.
Jean’s family wish to offer their genuine thanks to Dr. Gracie and his staff for their commitment to her health for the last 41 years. As well a special thanks goes out to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, the Palliative Care Ward, the VON and her continuing care team each of whom did a tremendous job throughout her final journey.
A service in celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the T.W. Curry Parkland Chapel, 755 George Street Sydney, on Tuesday October 8th at 3 PM. Those who knew and loved Jean are welcome to attend and following the service, a small reception will take place at Branch 12 Royal Canadian Legion #101 Dorchester Street in Sydney at 4 PM.
To leave online condolences please visit www.twcurry.com
- Michael Flemming, Husband
- John D. MacPhee, Father (deceased)
- Agnes MacPhee, Mother (deceased)
- Stephen (Ruth) Flemming, Son
- Norman (Anne) Flemming, Son
- Leah (Derek), Daughter
- Lauren, Sawyer and Hadyn Flemming, Grandchildren
- Theresa Lee (Joseph), Sister
- Viola Troke, Sister
- Frances Smith, Sister
- Margaret Hornung, Sister
- Steven (Dolly), Brother
- Flora MacPhee, Sister (deceased)
- John Patrick MacPhee, Brother (deceased)
- She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews.
- Chapel Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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October 7, 2019
Please accept my condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
October 5, 2019
Uncle Mike, Steven, Norm and Leah...….we are so sorry to hear of Auntie Jean's passing, please accept our sincere condolences. I will always cherish the last visit I had a few summers ago, with my dad. It was wonderful to see him with his "big sister".
Carole and Don
October 5, 2019
My condolences to you all Michael, Steven, Norm and Leah.
Our family matriarch has suffered enough and is now with family and we have another guardian angel to watch over us. She has left us all with wonderful memories.
October 4, 2019
Dear Uncle Mike, Steven, Norman, and Lea,
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss and of Auntie Jean's passing. Sending you hugs from all of us here in Ottawa.
Diane and family
October 4, 2019
Sending my deepest condolences ,thoughts and prayers to you Mike and Norman Steve and lea .i remember jean as such a loving warm sister in law ,I always enjoyed our time together when I went to Sydney . Love to you all aunt margie