THURSTON, Jean. August 28, 1925

– December 8, 2013. Jean passed away at the age of 88 in Surrey, BC. She was pre-deceased by her husband Frank (1920 – 2007). Jean will be greatly missed by her children, John (Dia), Pamela, Wendy and Anne (Ron Lyons), as well as by her grandchildren, Ian, Scott, Jason, Colin, Jenny and Erica. She was born in Antofagasta, Chile and served as a nurse in London, England during WWII. After the war, she returned to Chile where she met and married Frank. They immigrated to Canada in 1954, settled in Quebec and raised their children in Thetford Mines and Montreal. In 1976, Frank’s work took them back to South America and they lived there for 10 more years. Upon retirement, they returned to Canada and settled in South Surrey to be close to their children. They continued to enjoy world travel for many years. Jean was passionate about nature and loved being outdoors. She especially enjoyed gardening, hiking and bird watching, and she passed on her love of nature to her children. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Wildlife Fund

( Jean’s family would like to thank the staff of Morgan Place for their compassionate care. No service by request. Condolences may be offered at

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