Thomson In The Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

1291 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB


Jean Anderson Zapski

September 18, 1933September 30, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Zapski (McGeachan) after a brief battle with cancer. With her children by her side, she peacefully slipped away on September 30, 2019, at the age of 86.

Mom is loved and remembered by her children Susan (Alan) Shead, Sandra Hunter, and Greg (Vanessa) Zapski; granddaughter Miranda Messer; sisters-in-law Jean Zegalski and Steffie Zapski; as well as many nieces, nephews and great friends.

Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Zigmond Zapski on May 24, 2015; her parents John and Margaret McGeachan; and brothers Fern, Edwin and John McGeachan.

Mom was born and raised in Transcona where she met and married the love of her life, Ziggy, in 1955. Mom was trained and worked as a secretary and as a railroader’s wife, she packed up and moved with her family many times, living in Biggar, Watrous, Saskatoon (three times), Montreal, The Pas and Winnipeg (twice). Mom devoted herself to being the CEO of our family for which we are eternally grateful. When her family was grown, Mom returned to the workforce in many interesting positions in various cities and towns.

Mom had a love of life and was keen to try anything, especially if it was the new thing to do or looked interesting. She belonged to many groups and organizations and remained faithful to the Rebekahs, had fun with the Red Hatters and was passionate about Death with Dignity, where she traveled around Saskatchewan educating people on the importance of healthcare directives. The most important things in Mom’s life were her family and the lasting friendships she made over the years. She will be greatly missed by those whose lives she has touched along the way.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard.

Thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Whittaker and her team Wendy and Tammy and Dr. Lawrence Homik for the care and compassion they have given Mom over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Jean Anderson Zapski

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Kevin Acton

October 7, 2019

So sad to hear of Jean's passing. We want to wish our deepest condolences and prayers to Susan, Sandra and Greg. Your mom was a special lady who lived and enjoyed life to the fullest! She will be missed. I am so glad I had a chance to visit with her this summer in Saskatoon and talk about the good old days :) It was great to see you (except Greg) and have a super visit. Hugs from Kevin and Heather Acton

Janet and William s

October 7, 2019

Although Janet is unable to attend William(Bill) would like to send our deepest Sympathy to Jean and Ziggy's family
We all know that this time comes for all of us,and at this time Jean and Ziggy are together again.
I will miss the trail of e-mails Jeans ability to express what happens in our world
And that there is nothing too transparent for her to express
her opinion and trying to pin me down for mine
Good Bye Jean. With our Love Janet and Bill Dubas

Evelyn Schellenberg

October 6, 2019

Dear Susan, Sandra, Greg and families,

My heart goes out to you at this time of loss. I have such fond memories of playing at your house, sleep-overs, and such. Your mom used her humour and understanding to raise her family and welcome your friends. Our parents gave us such a safe neighborhood to grow up in - we were blessed to have parents such as ours.

You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

- Evelyn

Janet and Bill Dubas

October 6, 2019

Us husbands who seldom met,but the girls had their regular "hens"
gathering. Shared some fun times and food times.
Jean and Ziggy are once again together
Not the way any of us plan,but it happens
Although Janet cannot see or talk to any of you.I know she would be please to say Good Bye to Jean
As do I e-mails don't go there "see you Jean"
Bill Dubas

Renee Muench

October 6, 2019

Susan, Sandra and Greg
We are very sad to here of the passing of your mom Jean. We offer our sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your family. It was great to see Aunt Jean last year in Saskatoon. We were able to spend time talking with her and catching up on old news. She looked great and had the same sense of humour and wit that I always remember about her!
Your parents were a special couple. They helped Tim and I purchase our first home by doing an inspection of the house with us and were always willing to give advice and a helping hand if necessary! You all must have great memories, and this will help you get through the days ahead.
Take Care