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Jean Louise Burgoyne


Jean Louise Burgoyne

It is with great sorrow that we the family of Jean Louise Burgoyne, age 94, announce her passing on January 28, 2020 at home in Bridgewater.

She was a long term resident of Mahone Bay. Jean was born on February 14, 1925 to the late Charles and Minnie (Meisner) Barry.

She developed a love of the outdoors and especially horses while growing up in Maitland, Lun. Co.. Jean taught school in small communities with fond memories of her students. She went on to do secretarial work prior to marrying the love of her life, Laurel in 1946. In addition to raising her two children, Jean was known for nurturing her beautiful flower gardens and for her wonderful home cooked meals which often included the best brown bread. She was an avid volunteer for many events and organizations such as St. James' Anglican church and a charter member of the Legionettes, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 49, Mahone Bay. Getting together with family and friends brought her immense joy. Jean was outstanding at playing cards, someone you would gladly have as a partner as well as a friend.

She was predeceased by her husband, Laurel, as well as brothers, Hugh, Albert, Arthur and Edward; sisters, Stella and Doris.

Jean is survived by her son, Gregory (Susan) Burgoyne and her daughter, Julie (Bill) Campbell; grandchildren, Jennifer (Robert) Drysdale, Dr. Melissa Burgoyne (Kevin Rigby), Megan Campbell (Brandon Tryon), Alex Campbell (Desiree Burke); step grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) Cooper and Michael Cooper; great grandchildren, Joshua Drysdale, Teagan and Seamus Rigby, Oliver and Charlotte Cooper. She was an integral part of the lives of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her cousin, Roger Slauenwhite (Toronto) and her close knit family of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Bernadette and June for their exceptional care and friendship. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Victorian Order of Nurses and to Dr. Gary Ernest.

A visitation will be held 7-9 pm, Monday, February 3rd in Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay.

A memorial service will be held 2pm., Tuesday, February 4th in St. James’ Anglican Church, 65 Edgewater St., Mahone Bay, Reverend Simon Davies officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to St. James’ Anglican Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or SHAID Tree Animal Shelter.

Cremation and arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.
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St. James Anglican Church
65 Edgewater Street
Mahone Bay, NS
Parish Office:
14 Parish Street,
PO Box 25
Mahone Bay, NS
B0J 2E0

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
Park Lane Mall, Level 3
P.O. Box 245, 5657 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS B3J 3R4
Telephone: 902-423-7530
Toll free: 1-800-423-4432
Fax: 902-492-1464

SHAID Tree Animal Shelter
100 High St., Suite 138
Bridgewater Nova Scotia
B4V 1V9
Telephone: 902-543-4849

"Founded in 1883 - Serving the Community for 137 years."
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Service Date
Tuesday, February 4, 2020