Obituary of Jean Carey
With love and gratitude for a wonderful life, we announce the peaceful passing of our most beloved Mother, Jean (Stanski) Carey at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Monday evening, June 6, 2022 in her 93rd year. Mom passed into the loving embrace of our gracious Father and Lord Jesus. Her mind was still bright and active, but in the end her body was not. She was devoted to her three children, Allan (Deborah), Gale (Dennis Broughton) and David (Pamela) and was a very special “Grams” to her five grandchildren, Sarah (Brian Smith), Elizabeth, David Jr. (Emily), Emily (John Kobrossy) and Melissa (Liban Barre). Cherished “Great Grams” to Briah, Easton, Savannah, Warren, Everett, Isiah and Elijah. We are certain that Elijah was born eight weeks premature just so that he could meet his “Great Grams”. Also, lovingly remembered by nieces Shirley Green, Diane Butzer, Sandra Eagen (Brian) and Debra McGrail and nephew Mark Stanski, as well as great neighbours and many friends from her church families beginning with Victoria Avenue United Church, St. Paul’s Congregational Church and Thames Christian Fellowship.
Predeceased by her parents, Michael and Marie Stanski, sister Julie Wilson (Don), brothers Walter Stanski (Ann) and Stan Stanski (Edmera), nieces Brenda Campbell, Patricia Hartford and nephew Robert Stanski.
Jean was the last of her generation. Beginning life as a “city girl”, born in Chatham, she spent her teenage years living on the family farm in Fletcher. After attending Chatham Business College, Mom found a passion for organization and bookkeeping and enjoyed her days as Ward Secretary at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Russell Brown Drug Store. Mom lived her life always with love and gratitude, enjoyed reading her Bible and prayed daily. She had a great sense of humour, loved to laugh and particularly liked puzzles, cryptoquotes, and her game shows. She was strong, energetic and never complained even during the most challenging times. She loved to cook, bake and make jam and particularly enjoyed family meals together when all her children and grandchildren were gathered round. Nothing made Mom happier and smile more than when she was spending time with children, playing a game or just sitting and talking. She had great style, loved travelling, with many trips to the US and Mexico and a particularly exciting trip to Israel and Jordan.
Our family wishes to sincerely thank Dr. Sheri Roszell, Dr. Kate Bailey, the many PSWs and VONs who looked after Mom in the past few years as well as the staff and volunteers at the Chatham-Kent Hospice who helped Mom during her final few weeks.
Family and friends will be received at Hinnegan Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William Street S, Chatham on Sunday June 12 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held on Monday June 13, 2022 at 11 AM at Thames Christian Fellowship Church (400 Park Ave. E., Chatham).
Burial will be in Maple Leaf Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.