Jan 23, 2017

CLARK, JEAN ADA (nee Nason)
May 15, 1918 – January 19, 2017
It is with great sadness that Jean’s family announces her passing on January 19, 2017. Jean was born on May 15, 1918. Jean was predeceased by her loving husband, Perley in 1996; her parents, Roy and Alma Nason; her brothers, Carl and Murray Nason. She is lovingly remembered by her three sons, Truman (Marion), Andrew (Bev), Gerald (Patti) and her many cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. Jean was born in Nasonworth, New Brunswick. In 1942, Jean moved to Brownsburg, Quebec to work at the CIL ammunitions plant. After a brief courtship, she married Perley in 1946 and contributed greatly to their success on their picturesque farm in Mount Maple. Together they milked a dairy herd of Holsteins, produced and delivered eggs, honey and delicious maple syrup. Compared to many today, Jean has led a simple and modest life. She has not been the one to focus on or complain about what she did not have but rather has been full of vitality and appreciation for all the many blessings God sent her way. Jean was always very active in her community. She significantly contributed to the success of the Women’s Institute in Quebec, attaining up to the role of branch, county and provincial President. Jean had a life-long passion for quilting. She lovingly pieced together many quilts for loved ones including a quilt for each grandchild. In her early years Jean frequently received first prize at the many quilting competitions she participated in. In later years, Jean led quilting classes and passed on her passion to dozens of appreciative learners. While not quilting Jean would read her poems to the other quilters. Jean was a life-long servant of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and contributed to her church family in various capacities for decades, including Sunday School teacher, pianist, and DVBS leader. Jean was an avid reader and letter writer to many, but her greatest passion was her poetry. Jean’s thoughts have often been expressed in rhyme and prose, many of which have published near and far. In 1996, Jean published her “From My Country Home” book of poetry. In Jean’s writings, one glimpses her love of God, the beauty of nature and her significant appreciation of family and friends. In reviewing Jean’s poetry, her family learned she had written over 200 poems and touched the lives of over 120 friends and family through her many poems. Her family wishes to express their sincerest appreciation to the many friends and family that comforted and prayed over her in her final weeks. Special thanks to Dr. Cahill, and to the many nurses and especially all her loving personal care attendants who called her Baby Jean at Laurier House in Sherwood Park, Alberta. A Visitation will be held on  February 2nd at 12 noon at Daleville Baptist Church. A Celebration of Jean’s life will take place at 1:30pm with light refreshments following. Interment to take place at a later date at the Dalesville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Partners International. Funeral arrangements entrusted to J.P. MacKimmie Funeral Home 660 Principale, Lachute, QC.

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